FIRST STAR – ALEX OVECHKIN, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Ovechkin led all scorers with 10 points (3-7--10) for the week, helping the Capitals (30-12-6) move into first place in the Eastern Conference by winning three of four games. He began the week by recording two assists in a 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jan. 12. The following night he notched one goal as the Capitals defeated the Florida Panthers 5-4 in a shootout. On Jan. 15, Ovechkin recorded one goal and a career-high four assists in a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He closed the week by notching a penalty-shot goal and one assist in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Jan. 17. Ovechkin leads the Capitals in scoring and ranks second in the NHL with 64 points (30-34--64) and leads the League in plus-minus with a +28 rating.SECOND STAR – CHRIS MASON, G, ST. LOUIS BLUES
Mason stopped 66 of 68 shots in posting a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and one shutout as the Blues improved to 21-19-7. Mason recorded 26 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Jan. 12 and followed up by stopping all 19 shots for his 19th career shutout, a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild, Jan. 14. He finished the week by recording his 100th career victory, making 21 saves in a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Jan. 16. Mason has appeared in 34 games for the Blues, posting a record of 15-13-6 with a 2.47 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and one shutout.THIRD STAR – GUILLAUME LATENDRESSE, LW, MINNESOTA WILD
Latendresse finished second among all scorers with eight points (four goals, four assists) as Minnesota (24-22-3) won two of four starts. He began the week by notching a career-high four points (one goal, three assists) in a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jan. 11. He tallied one assist in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Jan. 13 and finished the week by recording his first career NHL hat trick in a 6-4 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, Jan. 16. Acquired by the Wild from the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 28, Latendresse has recorded 19 points (13-6--19) in 24 games with his new club.