NEW YORK -- Vancouver Canucks
left wing Raffi Torres
, Columbus Blue Jackets
goaltender Mathieu Garon
and St. Louis Blues
goaltender Jaroslav Halak
have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Nov. 7.
FIRST STAR -- RAFFI TORRES, LW, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Torres led the NHL in goals (five) and was second in points (six) for the week as the Canucks (8-3-2) recorded four victories to take over first place in the Northwest Division. On Nov. 1, Torres tallied one goal as Vancouver defeated the New Jersey Devils
3-0. The following night, he recorded three goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers
. On Nov. 4, he notched the game-winner in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche
and he finished the week by posting one assist in a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings
, Nov. 6. In 13 games this season, the Toronto native has recorded nine points (7-2--9).
SECOND STAR -- MATHIEU GARON, G, COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Garon stopped 75 of 78 shots he faced, posting back-to-back shutouts, a 2-1-0 record, a 1.01 goals-against average and .962 save percentage as Columbus improved to 8-5-0 overall. Garon recorded 29 saves in a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens
on Nov. 2, notching his first shutout of the season. Two nights later he stopped 25 shots, posting his 18th career shutout in a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Thrashers
. Garon finished the week by making 21 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild
, Nov. 6. In six appearances with the Blue Jackets this season, Garon has posted a 4-1-0 record with a 1.28 goals-against average, .951 save percentage and two shutouts.
THIRD STAR -- JAROSLAV HALAK, G, ST. LOUIS BLUES
Halak stopped 58 of 59 shots he faced, posting a 2-0-0 record, a 0.48 goals-against average and .983 save percentage as St. Louis improved to 9-1-2, first overall in the NHL standings. Halak recorded 25 saves in a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks
on Nov. 4, notching his 12th career shutout. On Nov. 6, he stopped 33 shots in a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins
. In 10 appearances with the Blues this season, Halak has posted an 8-1-1 record with a 1.46 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and three shutouts.