NEW YORK – Washington Capitals
goaltender Braden Holtby
, Vancouver Canucks
left wing Daniel Sedin
and Anaheim Ducks
right wing Corey Perry
have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Mar. 13.
FIRST STAR – BRADEN HOLTBY, G, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Holtby posted a 4-0-0 record, 1.05 goals-against average, .965 save percentage and one shutout as the Capitals (40-20-10, 90 points) moved into second place in the Eastern Conference. Holtby stopped 110 of 114 shots last week, beginning with a 20-save performance in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning
Mar. 7. He recorded 22 saves in notching his first career shutout, backstopping Washington to a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers
Mar. 9 and stopped 40 shots as the Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes
2-1 on Mar. 11. Holtby finished the week by recording 27 saves as Washington defeated the Chicago Blackhawks
4-3 in overtime, Mar. 13. The 21-year-old native of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan has appeared in 12 games for Washington, posting a record of 8-2-2 with a 1.95 goals-against average, .931 save percentage and one shutout.
SECOND STAR – DANIEL SEDIN, LW, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Sedin led the League in scoring with eight points (three goals, five assists) as Vancouver (45-16-9, 99 points) won all three starts and remained first in the overall NHL standings. Sedin began the week by notching three assists in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Phoenix Coyotes
Mar. 8. He recorded one goal and one assist in a 5-4 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks
Mar. 10 and followed up with a two-goal, one-assist effort in a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames
Mar. 12. Sedin leads the NHL scoring race with 89 points (37-52--89) in 70 games.
THIRD STAR – COREY PERRY, RW, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Perry led all goal scorers with five and added two assists as Anaheim (37-27-5, 79 points) won twice in three starts. Perry scored in each game, beginning with two goals and one assist in a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers
Mar. 9. He recorded one goal and one assist in a 6-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche
Mar. 11 and finished the week with a two-goal effort in a 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes
Mar. 13. Perry ranks fifth in League scoring with 75 points (36-39--75) in 69 games.