Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton has been named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending Oct. 20, the league announced Monday.
Hutton has had a terrific start to the 2019-20 season, punctuated by back-to-back shutout appearances last week against the Stars and the Kings.
He earned his first shutout as a member of the Sabres on Monday against Dallas and followed that up by setting a Sabres franchise record with 47 saves in a shutout on Thursday at Los Angeles, joining Bob Sauve as the second Sabres goaltender to post two shutouts in his first five games of a season. Sauve accomplished the feat in 1979-80.
Hutton ranks first in the NHL with a .953 save percentage, first with a 1.39 goals-against average, and is the only goaltender in the NHL with multiple shutouts. With a record of 5-0-0, he's tied for second in the NHL in wins.
He enters tomorrow's game against San Jose having played his last 128:36 without allowing a goal and needs to play just 2:16 without allowing a goal in his next appearance to surpass his longest career shutout streak of 130:51 set from Feb. 16 to March 3, 2017 when he was with St. Louis.
Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak and Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson were named the First and Second Stars of the Week, respectively.