Ducks trio share NHL's top star award
Anaheim Ducks forwards Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne were named co-recipients of the NHL's first star of the week award on Monday.
The Ducks' trio combined for a total of 28 points in four games last week, and Getzlaf led all NHL scorers with 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in four games, including a club-record five assists in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 29.
Perry collected nine points (two goals, seven assists), including a career-high five points in a 7-6 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 31.
Selanne had nine points (six goals, three assists), including his 21st career hat trick — the most among active players — in the victory over Detroit. He also increased his career goal total to 560, tied with Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur for 20th place on the all-time list.
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas was the second star.
Thomas posted a 3-1-0 record with a 0.99 goals-against average and .970 save percentage in four games last week. He began the week by posting consecutive 1-0 shutout victories in Edmonton and Vancouver.
Thomas became the first Boston goaltender with consecutive shutouts since Byron Dafoe on April 3-5, 1999. He is also only the second goaltender in NHL history to record consecutive 1-0 wins (Florida's Craig Anderson did it in March).
Thomas leads NHL goaltenders in save percentage (.944), is tied for the top spot in shutouts (two) and ranks second in goals-against average (1.83).
Philadelphia Flyers left-winger Simon Gagne was the third star.
Gagne tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games.