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Turco earns player of the week

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Turco earns player of the week



January 30, 2006

STARS TURCO NAMED NHL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK;
BLUE JACKETS' VYBORNY NAMED TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER

NEW YORK/TORONTO (January 30, 2006) -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward David Vyborny, who tallied seven points (two goals, five assists) in three games, has been named the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, January 29. Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco, who led the Stars to four victories, three by shootout, with a 1.65 goals against average and .933 save percentage, is the League's Defensive Player of the Week.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Mark Recchi, who posted eight points (4-4--8 in four games), Anaheim Mighty Ducks forward Teemu Selanne (2-5--7 in four games) and Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams (2-5--7 in four games) were runners-up for offensive honors, while goaltenders Ilya Bryzgalov of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, one shutout) and Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers (2-0-0, 1.60 GAA, one shutout in three games) were runners-up for the defensive award.

Vyborny recorded points in each game as the Blue Jackets went 3-0-0 for the week. He recorded three assists in a 6-5 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Jan. 24, posted two assists in a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild Jan. 27 and notched two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, in a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators Jan. 28.

Vyborny has collected 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in his past 11 games, leading Columbus to an 8-3-0 record in that span. He leads the club in goals, assists and points with 15-23--38 in 50 games and will represent the Czech Republic at next month's Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.

Turco, who will represent Canada at the Turin Games, began the week by making 17 saves as the Stars defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1 on Jan. 23. He went on to post three consecutive shootout victories, against the St. Louis Blues (4-3, Jan. 25), Colorado Avalanche (3-2, Jan. 26) and Detroit Red Wings (2-1, Jan. 28), stopping six of nine shootout attempts. Turco has won each of his six shootout decisions this season; the Stars are 8-0 overall.

Appearing in 43 of Dallas' 51 games this season, Turco has posted a 26-13-2 record, a 2.52 goals-against average and .898 save percentage. The Stars (34-15-2, 70 points) lead the Pacific Division and are fourth in the overall NHL standings. They host San Jose tonight and Nashville Wednesday before playing at St. Louis Saturday (2 p.m., ET, NBC).

###01/30/2006

 

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 47 28 25 2 53
J. Benn 47 14 28 -2 42
J. Spezza 47 8 27 -4 35
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 47 1 22 6 23
A. Roussel 47 11 11 -3 22
T. Daley 44 11 10 -9 21
C. Eakin 44 9 12 5 21
A. Hemsky 44 7 11 -6 18
J. Klingberg 33 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 19 11 7 .903 2.99
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
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