FIRST STAR – MARTIN ST. LOUIS, RW, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
St. Louis paced all skaters with five goals and eight points, highlighted by a four-goal performance versus the San Jose Sharks, to help the Lightning (29-16-5, 63 points) maintain second place in the Atlantic Division. St. Louis became the second player in Lightning history to score four goals in a game in a 5-4 loss to the Sharks. He also matched his own club record by tallying three goals in one period, last accomplished January 15, 2004.
The 38-year-old leads the Lightning and ranks seventh in the NHL with 25-25—50 in 50 games this season, including 8-4—12 during an eight-game point streak, the longest active streak in the League.
SECOND STAR – JONATHAN QUICK, G, LOS ANGELES KINGS
Quick posted a 2-0-1 record with a 0.97 goals-against average, .967 save percentage, and one shutout to backstop the Kings (29-14-6, 64 points) to five out of a possible six points. He made 28 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks to earn his second shutout of the season and the 27th of his NHL career, five shy of Rogie Vachon for the club record.
Quick, 27, followed that up with another 28-save performance in a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. He closed the week by making 33 saves, plus another two in the shootout, in a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. He has compiled a 14-6-2 record with a 2.05 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 23 appearances this season, including a 4-1-2 mark with a 1.40 goals-against average and .946 save percentage since being activated from the injured reserve list January 4.
THIRD STAR – COREY CRAWFORD, G, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Crawford went 2-0-1 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .916 save percentage to help the Blackhawks (32-8-11, 75 points) remain in first place in the Central Division. He recorded 23 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche, and then made 19 saves in a 4-2 victory over the League-leading Anaheim Ducks.
He capped the week by turning aside 34 shots, plus another two in the shootout, in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in the teams’ first meeting since the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. The 29-year-old Montreal native has played in 34 games this season, posting a 19-7-7 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services