Luongo, Mason, Kessel are Three Stars of Week

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo, St. Louis Blues goaltender Chris Mason and Boston Bruins right wing Phil Kessel have been named the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending Apr. 12.

FIRST STAR -- Roberto Luongo, G, Canucks Luongo stopped 88 of 89 shots while compiling a 3-0-0 record with a 0.33 goals-against average, .989 save percentage and two shutouts as the Canucks (45-27-10) clinched the Northwest Division title. He began the week by recording 46 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames in a Northwest showdown on April 7. He made 20 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on April 9 turned aside 22 shots for his ninth shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on April 11. Luongo finished the regular season with a 33-13-7 record, 2.34 GAA, .920 save pct. and nine shutouts in 54 appearances.

SECOND STAR -- Chris Mason, G, Blues Mason stopped 72 of 74 shots with a 3-0-0 record, 0.67 GAA, .973 save pct. and a shutout as the Blues (41-31-10) claimed their first playoff berth since 2003-04. Mason recorded 28 saves in a 5-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on April 7, stopped 16 shots in the playoff-clinching 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 10 and recored his sixth shutout of the season with a 28-save performance in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on April 12. He started the Blues' last 33 games of the season and was 24-8-6 with a 2.08 GAA, .924 save pct. and five shutouts in 38 games from Jan. 19 through the end of the season. Mason led NHL goaltenders in wins and GAA over that span.

THIRD STAR -- Phil Kessel, RW, Bruins Kessel led the NHL in goals for the week (5) and added an assist as the Bruins (53-19-10) finished the season with the Eastern Conference's top record and in second place the overall standings. He scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on April 7, and had one in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens on April 9, finishing the week with three and an assist in a 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders on April 12. Kessel led the Bruins in goals with a career-high 36 and ranked fourth on the club in points with 36-24--60 in 70 games.

April 6

First Star -- RW Alex Kovalev, MontrealSecond Star -- G Nikolai Khabibulin, ChicagoThird Star -- C David Backes, St. Louis

March 30

First Star -- G Chris Mason, St. LouisSecond Star -- LW Daniel Sedin, VancouverThird Star -- G Cam Ward, Carolina

March 23

First Star -- G Cam Ward, CarolinaSecond Star -- C Evgeni Malkin, PittsburghThird Star -- RW Shane Doan, Phoenix

March 16

First Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New JerseySecond Star -- C Olli Jokinen, CalgaryThird Star -- C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

March 9

First Star -- C Eric Staal, CarolinaSecond Star -- G Marc-Andre Fleury, PittsburghThird Star -- LW Rick Nash, Columbus

March 2

First Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New JerseySecond Star -- RW Jarome Iginla, CalgaryThird Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta

Feb. 23

First Star -- C Mike Richards, PhiladelphiaSecond Star -- G Tomas Vokoun, FloridaThird Star -- G Cristobal Huet, Chicago

Feb. 16

First Star -- LW Zach Parise, New JerseySecond Star -- C Matthew Lombardi, CalgaryThird Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta

Feb. 9

First Star -- G Jonathan Quick, Los AngelesSecond Star -- RW Marian Hossa, DetroitThird Star -- D Mike Green, Washington

Feb. 2

First Star -- RW Jamie Langenbrunner, New JerseySecond Star -- C Sidney Crosby, PittsburghThird Star -- D Mike Green, Washington

Jan. 26

First Star -- LW Dustin Brown, Los AngelesSecond Star -- G Cam Ward, CarolinaThird Star -- RW Ales Hemsky, Edmonton

Jan. 19

First Star -- C Pavel Datsyuk, DetroitSecond Star -- LW Mike Cammalleri, CalgaryThird Star -- C Rich Peverley, Atlanta

Jan. 12

First Star -- LW Wojtek Wolski, ColoradoSecond Star -- RW Bobby Ryan, AnaheimThird Star -- C Gregory Campbell, Florida

Jan. 5

First Star -- LW Rick Nash, ColumbusSecond Star -- D Brian Rafalski, DetroitThird Star -- G Cam Ward, Carolina

Dec. 29

First Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, WashingtonSecond Star -- C Bryan Little, AtlantaThird Star -- G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Dec. 22

First Star -- LW Loui Eriksson, DallasSecond Star -- C Jeff Carter, PhiladelphiaThird Star -- LW Patrik Elias, New Jersey

Dec. 15

First Star -- RW Phil Kessel, BostonSecond Star -- RW Petr Sykora, PittsburghThird Star -- LW Thomas Vanek, Buffalo

Dec. 8

First Star -- G Pekka Rinne, NashvilleSecond Star -- C Jonathan Toews, ChicagoThird Star -- C Jason Spezza, Ottawa

Dec. 1

First Star -- C Sidney Crosby, PittsburghSecond Star -- G Jonas Hiller, AnaheimThird Star -- G Chris Mason, St. Louis

Nov. 24

First Star -- C Marc Savard, BostonSecond Star -- C Henrik Sedin, VancouverThird Star -- G Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago

Nov. 17

First Star -- C Nicklas Backstrom, WashingtonSecond Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, WashingtonThird Star -- G Dan Ellis, Nashville

Nov. 10

First Star -- G Roberto Luongo, VancouverSecond Star -- G Steve Mason, ColumbusThird Star -- G Brent Johnson, Washington

Nov. 3

First Star -- C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Corey Perry and RW Teemu Selanne, AnaheimSecond Star -- G Tim Thomas, BostonThird Star -- LW Simon Gagne, Philadelphia

Oct. 27

First Star -- RW Jarome Iginla, CalgarySecond Star -- G Peter Budaj, ColoradoThird Star -- RW Marian Hossa, Detroit

Oct. 20

First Star -- LW Thomas Vanek, BuffaloSecond Star -- G Niklas Backstrom, MinnesotaThird Star -- LW Fabian Brunnstrom, Dallas

Oct. 13

First Star -- F Daniel Sedin, VancouverSecond Star -- LW David Booth, FloridaThird Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey

March

First Star -- G Cam Ward, CarolinaSecond Star -- C Henrik Sedin, VancouverThird Star -- LW Rick Nash, Columbus

February

First Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, AtlantaSecond Star -- D Mike Green, WashingtonThird Star -- G Chris Mason, St. Louis

January

First Star -- RW Jamie Langenbrunner, New JerseySecond Star -- D Scott Niedermayer, AnaheimThird Star -- G Ryan Miller, Buffalo

December

First Star -- G Manny Fernandez and Tim Thomas, BostonSecond Star -- C Jeff Carter, PhiladelphiaThird Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington

November

First Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, WashingtonSecond Star -- C Evgeni Malkin, PittsburghThird Star -- G Joey MacDonald, N.Y. Islanders

October

First Star -- LW Alexander Semin, WashingtonSecond Star -- G Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. RangersThird Star -- D Shea Weber, Nashville

March -- C T.J. Oshie, St. Louis

February -- G Pekka Rinne, Nashville

January -- RW Bobby Ryan, Anaheim

December -- G Steve Mason, Columbus

November -- G Steve Mason, Columbus

October -- C Derick Brassard, Columbus

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