December 6, 2011
Kessel still leads in All-Star votes
By QMI Agency
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel remains the league leader in votes for the NHL's all-star game in Ottawa.
Kessel, the league leader in points, has received more than 384,000 votes during the first three weeks of fan balloting, more than 30,000 more than Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. Toronto blueliner Dion Phaneuf is third in overall voting, followed by Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, both of whom have picked up more than 320,000 votes.
James Reimer of the Leafs is the top goalie in balloting with more than 248,000 votes. Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is second, 5,000 votes behind.