-- Anaheim Ducks
right wing Teemu Selanne
, Calgary Flames
goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff
and New Jersey Devils
goaltender Martin Brodeur
have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending February 24.
FIRST STAR -- TEEMU SELANNE, RW, ANAHEIM DUCKS Selanne video
Selanne tallied seven points (five goals, two assists) as the Ducks posted three consecutive victories and improved to 9-1-0 since the 15-year veteran returned to the lineup. Selanne notched one goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the Colorado Avalanche
Feb. 20, tallied once in a 2-1 overtime victory over the St. Louis Blues
Feb. 22 and recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks
Feb. 24. Selanne's 20th career NHL hat trick increased his career goals total to 546, moving him past Maurice Richard
(544) into 25th place on the all-time list. He also reached the 600-assist milestone in the contest.
SECOND STAR -- MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF, G, CALGARY FLAMES Kiprusoff video
Kiprusoff went 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .980 save percentage and one shutout, stopping 100 of 102 shots as the Flames posted four consecutive victories and moved into first place in the Northwest Division. He made 24 saves in a 4-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes
Feb. 19, recorded his 25th career NHL shutout by making 38 saves in a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings
Feb. 22 and stopped 38 of 39 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild
Feb. 24. Kiprusoff has posted a 32-19-8 record, 2.71 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and one shutout in 60 games this season.
THIRD STAR -- MARTIN BRODEUR, G, NEW JERSEY DEVILS Brodeur video
Brodeur posted four consecutive victories with a 1.48 goals-against average and .947 save percentage as the Devils moved into first place in the Eastern Conference. He made 21 saves in a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes
Feb. 18, stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks
Feb. 20, made 19 saves in a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders
Feb. 23 and closed the week with a 37-save effort in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals
Feb. 24. Brodeur leads NHL goaltenders with 35 victories, five shy of an NHL-record seventh 40-win season and becoming the first goaltender in League history to post three consecutive 40-win campaigns. He also ranks among the League leaders this season in goals-against average (fourth, 2.15) and save percentage (fifth, .920).