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by Paul on 10/15/07 at 12:26 PM ET
NEW YORK (October 15, 2007) – Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell and Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending October 14.
FIRST STAR – CAM WARD, G, CAROLINA HURRICANES
Ward posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.67 goals-against average and .939 save percentage as the Hurricanes won three consecutive road games. On Oct. 9, Ward made 27 saves as Carolina recorded a 7-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Two nights later, he recorded 27 saves in a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators and on Oct. 13, Ward made 23 saves as Carolina defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1. In five appearances this season, Ward is 4-0-1 with a 1.79 goals-against average and .942 save percentage.
SECOND STAR – BRIAN CAMPBELL, D, BUFFALO SABRES
Campbell tallied seven points (1-6—7) as the Sabres won both their games. On Oct. 11, he recorded one goal and two assists as Buffalo defeated the Atlanta Thrashers, 6-0. He followed that with four assists on Oct. 13 as the Sabres defeated the Washington Capitals, 7-3. Campbell leads all NHL defensemen in scoring with nine points (1-8—9) in four games.
THIRD STAR – HENRIK ZETTERBERG, F, DETROIT RED WINGS
Zetterberg tied for the League lead among scorers for the week with seven points (3-4—7) as the Red Wings posted three wins in four games. He began the week with two assists in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers Oct. 8 and followed that with one goal in a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames Oct. 10. On Oct. 12, he scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to Chicago and finished the week with one goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles Oct. 14. Zetterberg leads all NHL scorers with 12 points (4-8—12) in six games.
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