-- Florida Panthers
goaltender Tomas Vokoun
, Chicago Blackhawks
right wing Marian Hossa
and Anaheim Ducks
center Ryan Getzlaf
have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Oct. 17.
FIRST STAR -- TOMAS VOKOUN, G, FLORIDA PANTHERS
Vokoun stopped 89 of 91 shots in posting a 2-1-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average and .978 save percentage, highlighted by back-to-back shutouts. Vokoun turned aside 33 of 35 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks
Oct. 11, stopped 27 shots in a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames
Oct. 14 and made 29 saves for his 40th career shutout as the Panthers blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning
6-0 in the home opener at BankAtlantic Center Oct. 16. Vokoun improved to 2-2-0 on the season with a 1.26 goals-against average and .952 save percentage. Entering his fourth season in Florida after an eight-year stint with the Nashville Predators
, Vokoun is one of just three active goaltenders to have posted 20-plus victories in each of the past seven seasons, joining Roberto Luongo
and Marty Turco
SECOND STAR -- MARIAN HOSSA, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Hossa recorded six points (four goals, two assists) in four games last week, helping the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks post a 3-1-0 record. Hossa scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres
Oct. 11, registered an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators
Oct. 13, recorded one goal and one assist in a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct. 15 and closed the week by recording one goal in a 4-3 win over the Sabres Oct. 16. The 31-year-old Stara Lubovna, Slovakia native leads all NHL scorers with nine points (five goals, four assists) and has recorded points in all six games -- his best start since 2000-01, when he recorded points in each of his first nine contests. Hossa missed the first 22 games in 2009-10 following off-season surgery.
THIRD STAR -- RYAN GETZLAF, C, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Getzlaf led all scorers last week with eight points (two goals, six assists) in four games as the Ducks posted a 2-1-1 record. The new Anaheim captain sparked his club to its first win of the season by recording a goal, three assists and a +2 rating in a 4-3 decision over the Vancouver Canucks
in the home opener at Honda Center Oct. 13. He notched one goal and one assist in a 5-4 shootout loss to Atlanta Thrashers
Oct. 15 and closed the week by recording two assists and a +3 rating in a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes
Oct. 17. Getzlaf rose to fourth in the NHL scoring race with 2-6--8 in six games.