FROLOV NAMED ONE OF THE NHL'S THREE STARS OF THE WEEK
/ Los Angeles Kings
Left wing Alexander Frolov, Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind'Amour and Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Nov. 19.
Each Monday, the NHL will recognize three players who delivered the League's top performances over the preceding week.
FIRST STAR -- ALEXANDER FROLOV, LW, LOS ANGELES KINGS Frolov led all NHL scorers for the week, posting eight points (six goals, two assists) in three games. He opened the week with two goals and one assist as the Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Nov. 13, recorded two goals in a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Nov. 16 and finished the week with his third consecutive multiple-goal game, tallying two goals and one assist in a 5-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Nov. 18. The 24-year-old Moscow native leads the Kings in scoring with 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) in 22 games.
SECOND STAR -- ROD BRIND'AMOUR, C, CAROLINA HURRICANES Brind'Amour posted eight points (four goals, four assists) in four games. He recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in the Hurricanes' 7-4 home loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 13, scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers Nov. 15 and tied a season high with four points (two goals, two assists), including the game-winning goal, in a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals Nov. 17. He finished the week with one assist in a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars Nov. 18. The 36-year-old Hurricanes captain has an active eight-game point streak (6-7--13) since Nov. 4 and ranks third in the League in scoring with 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 22 games.
THIRD STAR -- TIM THOMAS, G, BOSTON BRUINS Thomas backstopped Boston to three victories, posting a 1.60 goals-against average and .944 save percentage. Thomas made 33 saves and stopped all three shootout attempts in a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals Nov. 15 and stopped 24 of 25 shots in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Nov. 16. He finished the week by making 27 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Capitals Nov. 18. Thomas has won four consecutive decisions, raising his season record to 6-3-2.