NEW YORK – Philadelphia Flyers
goaltender Martin Biron
, Calgary Flames
right wing Jarome Iginla
and Chicago Blackhawks
forward Jason Williams
have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending October 21.
FIRST STAR – MARTIN BIRON, G, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Biron Clips
Biron posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.66 goals-against average, .982 save percentage and two shutouts as the Flyers won three consecutive home games. On Oct. 16, Biron made 31 saves as Philadelphia shut out the Atlanta Thrashers
4-0. Two nights later, he recorded 38 saves in another 4-0 victory, this time over the New Jersey Devils
, posting his 20th career shutout. Biron finished the week by making 42 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes
on Oct. 20. For the season, Biron has posted a record of 6-1-0 with a 1.57 goals-against average and .952 save percentage.
SECOND STAR – JAROME IGINLA, F, CALGARY FLAMES Iginla Clips
Iginla led all scorers for the week with eight points (3-5--8) as the Flames won two of three games. On Oct. 16, he recorded two goals and one assist as Calgary lost in a shoot-out to the Colorado Avalanche
, 5-4. He followed that with two assists on Oct. 16 as the Flames defeated the Los Angeles Kings
, 4-3. He finished the week by recording one goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers
, Oct 20. With 13 points (5-8--13) in eight games played, Iginla is tied for fourth in NHL scoring. Calgary is currently second in the Northwest Division with 10 points (4-2-2).
THIRD STAR – JASON WILLIAMS, F, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Williams Clips
Williams recorded six points (2-4--6), second among scorers for the week as the Blackhawks won two of three games. He began the week scoring Chicago’s only goal in a 3-1 loss to St. Louis, Oct 17. On Oct. 19, he recorded one assist in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche
, Oct 19 and followed that with one goal and three assists in a 6-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs
Oct. 20. For the season, Williams has posted seven points (3-4--7) in eight games as Chicago sits second in the Central Division with 10 points (5-3-0).