Raycroft, Langenbrunner And Lidstrom Named NHL Three Stars Of The Week
NEW YORK (Feb. 5, 2007) -- Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Andrew Raycroft, New Jersey Devils right wing Jamie Langenbrunner and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Feb. 4.
Each Monday, the NHL will recognize three players who delivered the League's top performances over the past week.
FIRST STAR -- ANDREW RAYCROFT, G, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Raycroft recorded three consecutive road victories with a 1.33 goals-against average and .960 save percentage as the Maple Leafs (26-21-6) stretched their winning streak to four games following the All-Star break.
SECOND STAR -- JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER, RW, NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Jamie Langenbrunner led all scorers for the week with seven points (two goals, five assists) in three games as the Devils (32-15-6, 70 points) gained five of a possible six points. He recorded three assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Atlanta Thrashers Jan. 30, tallied one goal and one assist in a 6-5 overtime victory at Philadelphia Feb. 1 and posted one goal and one assist in a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Feb. 3. Langenbrunner ranks fifth in team scoring with 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists) in 53 games.
THIRD STAR -- NICKLAS LIDSTROM, D, DETROIT RED WINGS
Lidstrom recorded six assists in two games as the Red Wings (33-14-6, 72 points) recorded a pair of victories. Lidstrom had three assists, including a key setup on the overtime winner by Henrik Zetterberg, in a 4-3 comeback victory at the New York Islanders Jan. 30.