NHL Stars of the Week
St. Louis Blues goaltender Manny Legace, Calgary Flames left wing Kristian Huselius and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending January 6.
Huselius led all NHL scorers with nine points (four goals, five assists) and recorded points in each game as the Flames (22-14-7, 51 points) went 4-0-0 and took the Northwest Division lead. He began the week with the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Dec. 31 and notched his second consecutive game-winner and three assists in a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Jan. 2. He recorded one assist in a 3-2 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks on Jan. 3 and finished the week with three points (two goals, one assist) in a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 5. Huselius ranks second on the Flames in scoring and 13th in the NHL with 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists) in 43 games.
Conklin posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.97 goals-against average, .972 save percentage and one shutout as the Penguins (23-16-2, 48 points) won all three games. Conklin began the week by stopping 36 of 37 shots and two of three shootout attempts as the Penguins defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in the AMP Energy NHL Winter Classic, played outdoors at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo on Jan. 1. He made 33 saves in a 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 3 and stopped all 35 shots for his second shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Jan. 5. Conklin has posted a record of 7-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and two shutouts in eight appearances for Pittsburgh this season.