Carter Hart named NHL's Second Star of the Week
Rookie netminder earns another NHL honor for hot playby PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers
The National Hockey League announced today that Flyers goaltender Carter Hart has been named Second Star for the week ending Feb. 3.
Coming out of the NHL's All-Star and Bye Week, Hart went a perfect 3-0-0 with wins against the Winnipeg Jets (Jan. 28: 3-1), Boston Bruins (Jan. 31: 3-2 OT) and Edmonton Oilers (Feb. 2: 5-4 OT). In total he posted a 2.27 goals-against average and .927 save percentage on the week by facing the most shots (101) and making the most saves (94) of any NHL goaltender.
Below is a breakdown of his week:
JAN. 28 vs. WPG (W 3-1: 31 saves)
JAN. 31 at BOS (W-OT 3-2: 23 saves)
* FEB. 2 vs. EDM (W-OT 5-4: 40 saves)
* Most shots faced (44) and most career saves (40) in his NHL career thus far.
This is the second honor in the last week Hart has received from the NHL after being named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for January.
Hart has won six straight starts beginning with his victory on Jan. 14 vs. Minnesota and has recorded a 2.63 GAA and .926 save percentage in that stretch.
"It's a good feeling. Right now, we are playing really good hockey. I think it's a byproduct of the level of hockey we're playing," said Hart. "Things are starting to click for us as we are finding more consistency in our game. It's really evident in the last couple of games where we've really battled hard. We came back from a couple of deficits in Boston, where we were down and then on Saturday we were down a couple goals against Edmonton and we battled back. It just shows you the resiliency we have in this group."
Hart has now played the most games of any Flyers goaltender this year (15) and owns a 9-5-1 record to go along with a .921 save percentage and 2.58 GAA since originally being recalled by the Flyers on Dec. 16.
Hart was the Flyers second round pick (48th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.