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Kari Lehtonen Named NHL's Second Star of the Week

Monday, 02.10.2014 / 11:22 AM CT / Official Releases
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Kari Lehtonen Named NHL\'s Second Star of the Week

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 9.

FIRST STAR - CAREY PRICE, G, MONTREAL CANADIENS

Price led all goaltenders with three wins in three starts, posting a 1.00 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and one shutout to help the Canadiens (32-21-6, 70 points) move into third place in the Atlantic Division. He began the week by stopping all 27 shots he faced in recording his fourth shutout of the season and the 23rd of his NHL career in a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames Feb. 4. Price then made 42 saves, his second-highest total of the season, in a 5-2 triumph over the Vancouver Canucks Feb. 6 and 31 saves in a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Feb. 8. The 26-year-old native of Anahim Lake, B.C., who will represent Canada in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, is 26-17-5 with a 2.33 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 48 appearances this season.

SECOND STAR - KARI LEHTONEN, G, DALLAS STARS

Lehtonen posted a 2-0-1 record with a 1.32 goals-against average and .947 save percentage to help the Stars (27-21-10, 64 points) climb into the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. He made 27 saves in a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Feb. 4. Lehtonen then recorded 19 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks Feb. 5. He capped the week by making 26 saves in a 2-1 win over Phoenix Feb. 8, improving to 9-3-4 with a 2.11 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in 17 career appearances versus the Coyotes. The 30-year-old native of Helsinki, who will represent Finland in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, is 22-15-10 with a 2.48 goals-against average, .916 save percentage and three shutouts in 48 appearances this season.

THIRD STAR - JAROME IGINLA, RW, BOSTON BRUINS

Iginla registered 2-3-5 and a +5 rating to power the Bruins (37-16-4,78 points) to five out of a possible six points, stretching their lead in the Atlantic Division to seven points. He posted 1-1-2, including his third game-winning goal of the season, in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Feb. 4. After collecting an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues Feb. 6, Iginla recorded 1-1-2, his 10th multi-point game of the season, in a 7-2 triumph over the Ottawa Senators Feb. 8. The 36-year-old native of Edmonton has tallied 17-26-43 in 57 contests this season, including 4-10-14 and five multi-point performances over his past eight outings.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 8 5 7 7 12
J. Spezza 8 4 5 0 9
C. Eakin 8 0 7 3 7
A. Goligoski 8 3 2 -3 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 8 3 1 2 4
R. Faksa 8 2 2 2 4
J. Klingberg 8 1 3 -2 4
A. Hemsky 8 1 3 2 4
M. Janmark 7 1 3 0 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 4 1 0 .906 2.45
A. Niemi 1 2 2 .892 2.73
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