-- New Jersey Devils
left wing Zach Parise
, Calgary Flames
center Matthew Lombardi
and Atlanta Thrashers
left wing Ilya Kovalchuk
have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Feb. 15.
FIRST STAR -- ZACH PARISE, LW, NEW JERSEY DEVILS Parise Highlights
Parise led the League in scoring for the week with eight points (four goals, four assists) as the Devils (37-17-3) recorded four consecutive victories and increased their Atlantic Division lead to eight points. He notched two goals in a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers
Feb. 9, tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders
Feb. 11 and notched a pair of assists in a 6-5 win over the San Jose Sharks
Feb. 15. Parise is tied for second in the NHL goal-scoring race with a career-high 34 and ranks fifth in points with 69.
SECOND STAR -- MATTHEW LOMBARDI, C, CALGARY FLAMES Lombardi Highlights
Lombardi recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) last week, helping the Flames (33-18-5) earn seven of eight available points and extend their lead atop the Northwest Division to nine points. He recorded one goal and two assists in a 6-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens
Feb. 9, notched one assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks
Feb. 11 and scored two goals, including the game-winner, and one assist in a 7-5 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes
THIRD STAR -- ILYA KOVALCHUK, LW, ATLANTA THRASHERS Kovalchuk Highlights
Kovalchuk led NHL goal-scorers last week with five as the Thrashers recorded two victories in three starts. He notched one goal in a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning
Feb. 10, recorded the Thrashers' lone tally in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks
Feb. 11 and ended the week by tallying his 11th career hat trick and one assist in an 8-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks
Feb. 15. Kovalchuk's three-goal outburst came in a 6:51 span of the second period and extended his goal-scoring streak to four games. The Thrashers captain leads his club in scoring with 58 points (27 goals, 31 assists) in 57 games.