For the second time in three weeks, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist
has been named the NHL's First Star. Also earning league-wide recognition for the week ending March 25 were San Jose Sharks right wing Jonathan Cheechoo, the No. 2 star, and Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak, the No. 3 star.
Each Monday, the NHL recognizes three players who delivered the League's top performances over the past week.NHL FIRST STAR (MAR. 19-25)
HENRIK LUNDQVIST, G, NEW YORK RANGERS
Lundqvist posted a 4-0-0 record with a 0.72 goals-against average and .974 save percentage as the Rangers (39-28-9, 87 points) moved up to sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Lundqvist made 21 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins March 19, recorded his fifth shutout of the season in a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers March 21, made 40 stops in a 2-1 shootout win at Boston March 24 and finished the week with 34 saves in a 2-1 overtime decision over the New York Islanders March 25. Lundqvist is 34-21-7 for the season, recording a 2.30 GAA, .918 save percentage and five shutouts.