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Lidstrom named week's third star

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
By The Canadian Press


Lidstrom celebrates with Pavel Datsyuk after Henrik Zetterberg's OT goal against the NY Islanders last week. (GettyImages)
NEW YORK -- Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Andrew Raycroft and New Jersey Devils winger Jamie Langenbrunner were named the NHL's three stars for the week ending Feb. 4.

Lidstrom had six assists in two games for the Wings and was named third star. The Detroit captain leads NHL defensemen in scoring with 47 points and leads the entire league with a plus-33 rating.

Lidstrom is the second Red Wings' player to earn player of the week recognition, joining goalie Dominik Hasek, who was honored for his back-to-back shutouts against Edmonton and Nashville in the week ending Nov. 12

Raycroft was given the week's top honor Monday after helping the Leafs to three straight road wins while posting a 1.33 goals-against average and .960 save percentage.

Langenbrunner earned the second star after scoring seven points (two goals, five assists) in three games as the Devils gained five of a possible six points.
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