NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2009)
-- Detroit Red Wings
center Pavel Datsyuk
, Calgary Flames
left wing Mike Cammalleri
and Atlanta Thrashers
center Rich Peverley
have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Jan. 18.
First Star -- Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings Datsyuk video highlights
Datsyuk led the League in points for the week with seven (one goal, six assists) as the Red Wings (31-8-6, 68 points) recorded five points in four road games. He began the week by posting a goal and two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss at Dallas Jan. 12. He notched two assists in a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks
Jan. 14 and had two more in a 6-5 loss to the San Jose Sharks
Jan. 17. Datsyuk leads Detroit and ranks fifth in NHL scoring with 54 points (19 goals, 35 assists) in 45 games. He also leads the Red Wings in plus-minus with a +21 rating.
Second Star -- Mike Cammalleri, Calgary Flames Cammalleri video highlights
Cammalleri tallied six points (five goals, one assist) as the Flames (27-14-4, 58 points) posted a split of their four games, including a signature victory at San Jose that snapped the Sharks' streak of 31 regular-season home games without a regulation loss. He recorded a pair of goals in a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues
Jan. 13, notched one assist in the 3-2 win at San Jose Jan. 15 and tallied his second two-goal outing of the week as the Flames dropped a 4-3 decision to the Phoenix Coyotes
Jan. 17. Cammalleri finished the week by posting one goal in a 6-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche
Third Star -- Rich Peverley, Atlanta Thrashers Peverley video highlights
Peverley recorded six points (one goal, five assists) and a +5 rating in three games, helping the Thrashers post a 2-1-0 record. Claimed on waivers from the Nashville Predators
on Jan. 10, Peverley recorded the overtime winner and added two assists in a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs
Jan. 16 in just his second game in a Thrashers uniform. Peverley closed the week with three assists in a 7-2 win over his former club at Nashville Jan. 17.