-- Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla
, Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Petr Sykora and Florida Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending March 16.
FIRST STAR -- JAROME IGINLA, RW, CALGARY FLAMES Iginla video
Iginla led all NHL scorers with eight points (five goals, three assists) in four games as the Flames (37-25-10, 84 points) ended the week even in points with the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche atop the Northwest Division. He notched one goal and two assists in a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues Mar. 10, becoming the Flames' franchise leader in career goals with 365. He recorded one goal and one assist in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals Mar. 12, tallied a pair of goals in a 6-4 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers Mar. 13 and closed the week with one goal in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Mar. 16. Iginla ranks third in the NHL points race with 87 (45 goals, 42 assists) in 72 games and also ranks third among goal-scorers, trailing Washington's Alex Ovechkin (57) and Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk (49).SECOND STAR -- PETR SYKORA, RW, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Sykora video
Sykora recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in two games, including the game-winning goal in each contest, as the Penguins (41-24-7, 89 points) finished the week one point behind the New Jersey Devils for first place in the tight Atlantic Division race. He notched the game-winner and added one assist in a 7-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Mar. 12 and posted a season-high four points (two goals, two assists) in 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Mar. 16, reaching the 25-goal mark for the ninth consecutive season. Sykora is fourth on the Penguins in scoring with 58 points (25 goals, 33 assists) in 72 games.THIRD STAR -- TOMAS VOKOUN, G, FLORIDA PANTHERS Vokoun video
Vokoun posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and .946 save percentage as the Panthers (35-31-8, 78 points) extended their winning streak to seven games, tying a franchise record, and moved within two points of an Eastern Conference playoff berth. He stopped 27 of 29 shots in a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Mar. 12, made 32 saves in a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers Mar. 14 and closed the week with a 29-save effort in a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers Mar. 16. Vokoun has posted a record of 29-26-7 with a 2.74 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 63 appearances this season. He leads all NHL goaltenders in shots faced (2,031) and saves (1,862).