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Three Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Jan. 20, 2014) – Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan. 19.

St. Lous with a four goal game and give goals and eight points for the weeks. 

Quick posted a 2-0-1 (including a shutout) with 0.97 goals-against average, and .967 save percentage.

Crawford went 2-0-1 as well with a 2.22 Goals-against average and .916 save perchentage to remain first in the Central Division. 

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I question Corey Crawford’s “third star”.  If we neglect the clearly team dependent won-loss record, what is so special about posting a 2.22 GAA and .916 saves percentage over a week?  Those numbers are not too far off from the league average.  Jonathan Quick’s numbers are way ahead of them.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 01/20/14 at 02:04 PM ET


I was thinking the same thing PSH.  Granted I didn’t feel like taking the time to see what other goalies and players did last week that were better other than Jimmy Howard, who was 1-1 with a 1.50 GAA and .963 save percentage.  I’m not saying Howard deserved the third star, but there had to be plenty of players out there better than Crawford who only seemed to get it for his record.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/20/14 at 04:18 PM ET

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