New York Rangers forward Chris Drury has been named the NHL's Third Star for the week ending Feb. 3.
Drury ranked second among all NHL scorers during the period with six points (four goals and two assists) in four games and tied for the league lead in goals (four) during the stretch. The center helped lead the Blueshirts to a 3-1-0 record over the span.
He tallied two points (one goal and one assist) in a 4-0 win vs. the Flyers on Thursday, January 31 at the Wachovia Center. On Friday, he notched two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-1 victory over the Devils at the Prudential Center. The Trumbull, Conn., native capped off the Rangers' four-game road trip with his second game-winning goal of the week, and added an assist in a 5-3 win vs. the Canadiens on Sunday at the Bell Centre. ( Watch Video
Now in his first full season with the team, Drury has registered 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points in 55 games with the Rangers. He currently ranks second on the team in goals (16), and ranks third in assists (22) and points (38).
Detroit Red Wings' forward Pavel Datsyuk (First Star) and Dallas Stars' goaltender Marty Turco (Second Star) were also named to the NHL's ‘Three Stars' of the week for the period ending February 3. Datsyuk registered seven points (one goal and six assists) in three games to lead the league in scoring during the stretch. Turco posted a record of 3-0-0, along with a 1.67 goals against average and a .948 save percentage over the span.