Daniel Sedin highlights 'Three Stars'
NEW YORK -- Vancouver forward Daniel Sedin, Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller and Minnesota netminder Jose Theodore have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 9.
Sedin earned "First Star" after leading all NHL scorers with seven points, including a league-best five goals, in helping the Canucks go 3-0-1 during the week. He scored in each of the four games with his best performance coming on Friday when he registered a pair of goals and an assist in a 6-1 decision over Edmonton.
Taking "Second Star" was Hiller for posting a .067 goals-against average and .977 save percentage in guiding the Ducks to a 2-1 mark during the week. After turning aside 20 of 22 shots in a 4-1 setback against Nashville on Wednesday, the netminder posted back-to-back shutouts in his next two contests.
Hiller stopped all 27 shots on Friday in a 6-0 win over Columbus, then two days later, made 37 stops in a 1-0 victory over San Jose. His active scoreless streak is now at 154:50.
Rounding out the weekly winners was Theodore, who took home the "Third Star." In four starts, Theodore went 3-1 with a 1.50 GAA and .946 save percentage. He earned road wins over New Jersey, Boston and Pittsburgh, before suffering a 4-0 loss at home to Dallas on Sunday when he stopped 24 shots.