NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Kings
goaltender Jonathan Quick
, Detroit Red Wings
right wing Marian Hossa
and Washington Capitals
defenseman Mike Green
have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Feb. 8.
FIRST STAR -- JONATHAN QUICK, G, LOS ANGELES KINGS Quick highlights
Quick stopped 95 of 100 shots in posting three consecutive road victories, lifting the Kings (23-21-7, 53 points) within three points of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. He stopped 29 shots in recording his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory at Ottawa Feb. 3, made 41 saves in a 5-4 victory at Washington Feb. 5 and concluded the week by making 25 stops in a 3-1 victory at New Jersey Feb. 7. The 23-year-old Milford, Conn. native improved his season record to 10-6-0 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 18 games. He ranks third among NHL rookie goaltenders in victories behind Steve Mason
of Columbus (19) and Pekka Rinne
of Nashville (14).
SECOND STAR -- MARIAN HOSSA, RW, DETROIT RED WINGS Hossa highlights
Hossa shared the NHL scoring lead last week with seven points (six goals, one assist), helping the Red Wings (35-11-7, 77 points) post four consecutive victories and move within two points of the first-place San Jose Sharks
in the Western Conference standings. He notched a pair of goals in a 4-3 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues
Feb. 2, scored two more in a 5-4 win over the Phoenix Coyotes
Feb. 4 and tallied the game-winning goal and one assist in an 8-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers
Feb. 7. Hossa closed the week by reaching the 30-goal mark for the seventh time in the past eight seasons, scoring a key third-period insurance goal in a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins
THIRD STAR -- MIKE GREEN, D, WASHINGTON CAPITALS Green highlights
Green earned Third Star honors for the second consecutive week after posting seven points (four goals, three assists) and becoming the first NHL defenseman in nearly 25 years to score a goal in six consecutive games. He notched one goal and one assist in a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils
Feb. 3, tallied another one-goal, one-assist effort in a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings
Feb. 5 and concluded the week with two goals and one assist in a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers
Feb. 7. Green's current six-game goal-scoring streak is the longest by an NHL defenseman since Ray Bourque
's six-game streak for Boston in March, 1984 and is one shy of the League record for blueliners set by the Bruins' Mike O'Connell in January, 1984. Green's 19 goals and 47 points lead all defensemen this season.