Daniel Sedin picked NHL's 1st star of the week
Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was named the NHL's first star of the week on Monday.
Sedin led all scorers in the NHL last week with five points (two goals, three assists) in two games as the Canucks opened the season with a pair of victories over the Calgary Flames.
Sedin recorded three assists as the Canucks blanked the Flames 6-0 in their home opener on Oct. 9. Two days later in Calgary, Sedin scored twice in a 5-4 overtime win.
Florida Panthers left-winger David Booth was the second star.
Booth was tied for second among all scorers with four points (three goals, one assist) last week. He opened the season by recording one goal and one assist in a 6-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct 10. Two nights later, Booth scored two goals, including the overtime winner, as the Panthers defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2.
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was the third star.
Brodeur posted a 2-0-0 record with a 0.97 goals-against average and .951 save percentage as the Devils opened the season with a pair of 2-1 wins. Brodeur stopped 25 shots in the Devils' home opener, a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Oct. 10. The next night he made 14 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The victories improved Brodeur's career total to 540, meaning he is 11 short of tying Patrick Roy's NHL career record.