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Legace earns defensive honors

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- With three victories and a 1.67 GAA in his past three

starts, Manny Legace has been named the National Hockey League's Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 12, 2006.

Legace began the week by stopping all 20 shots as the Red Wings shut out the Nashville Predators 6-0 on Feb. 8. He made 32 saves in a 3-2 victory at Nashville Feb. 9 and turned aside 20 of 23 shots in a 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche Feb. 12.

Appearing in 36 of Detroit's 57 games, Legace has posted a 25-6-2 record, a League-leading 1.99 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage and five shutouts. The Red Wings (39-13-5, 83 points) lead the NHL overall standings.
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