NEW YORK (January 21, 2008) -- Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist and Philadelphia Flyers left
wing Scott Hartnell have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week
ending January 20.
FIRST STAR -- RYAN GETZLAF
, C, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Getzlaf, who will play for the Western Conference in the 2008
All-Star Game in Atlanta this Sunday, led all scorers with eight points
(two goals, six assists) and posted a +3 rating as the Ducks captured three
of four games during the week. He recorded points in each game, scoring a
goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Dallas, Jan. 15; assisting on both
goals in a 2-1 victory vs. Nashville, Jan. 17; registering three more
assists in a 4-2 win against Minnesota on Jan. 18 and closing the week with
a goal in a 5-2 loss at Dallas on Jan. 20. Getzlaf ran his current
point-scoring streak to 14 games (6-15--21) and is in 8th place in League
scoring (19-38--57). His plus-25 mark is fourth best in the League.
SECOND STAR -- JOHAN HOLMQVIST, G, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Holmqvist posted back-to-back shutouts in his two starts during the
week, stopping all 52 shots as the Lightning registered road wins at
Pittsburgh (3-0, Jan. 18) and at Ottawa (2-0, Jan. 19). With his
performance last week, Holmqvist improved his overall record to 16-13-4 and
lowered his goals-against average to 2.89.
THIRD STAR -- SCOTT HARTNELL, LW, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Hartnell has been named the League's Third Star for the second
consecutive week, posting six points (five goals, one assist) in three
games. He began the week with a goal in a 5-3 win vs. Florida (Jan. 16);
registered his second hat-trick in six games and added an assist in a 5-3
victory against NY Islanders (Jan. 19) and closed the week with a goal in
the Flyers' 6-1 win over Ottawa on Jan. 20.