Caps' Holtby tops 'Three Stars' of the week
FIRST STAR – BRADEN HOLTBY, G, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Holtby posted a 4-0-0 record, 1.05 goals-against average, .965 save percentage and one shutout as the Capitals (40-20-10, 90 points) moved into second place in the Eastern Conference. Holtby stopped 110 of 114 shots last week, beginning with a 20-save performance in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Mar. 7. He recorded 22 saves in notching his first career shutout, backstopping Washington to a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers Mar. 9 and stopped 40 shots as the Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Mar. 11. Holtby finished the week by recording 27 saves as Washington defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime, Mar. 13. The 21-year-old native of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan has appeared in 11 games for Washington, posting a record of 7-2-2 with a 1.84 goals-against average, .934 save percentage and one shutout.
SECOND STAR – DANIEL SEDIN, LW, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
THIRD STAR – COREY PERRY, RW, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Perry led all goal scorers with five and added two assists as Anaheim (37-27-5, 79 points) won twice in three starts. Perry scored in each game, beginning with two goals and one assist in a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers Mar. 9. He recorded one goal and one assist in a 6-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche Mar. 11 and finished the week with a two-goal effort in a 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes Mar. 13. Perry ranks fifth in League scoring with 75 points (36-39--75) in 69 games.