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Tyler Seguin is the NHL’s First Star of the Week

Nov 14, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

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After registering six points and two game-winning goals in three games, Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin has been named the NHL’s First Star of the Week. Last week, the 19-year-old sophomore sensation scored four goals and added two assists and now leads all Bruins in scoring (20PTS) — making him and Carolina’s Jeff Skinner the only teenagers currently leading their teams in scoring.

Seguin also leads the NHL in plus-minus (+14), is tied for second in game-winning goals and was left off the NHL All-Star ballot in favor of RJ Umberger.

The second star of the week went to Detroit’s Jimmy Howard. Jimmy posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.33 GAA and .948 save percentage with stellar efforts against the Avalanche, Oilers and Stars. Jimmy stopped 73 of 77 shots faced and notched his eighth career shutout against Edmonton. Jimmy now ranks in the top six in wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts.

Jimmy is also not on the NHL All-Star ballot, but Jaroslav Halak is. Jimmy remains perplexed by this.

Third star went to Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews. Captain Serious matched Seguin’s point total (4G-2A-6PTS) but did it over a four game span, registering both his first multi-goal and three point outing of the season in a 6-3 win over the Columbus Terribles Blue Jackets. Toews now leads all Blackhawks in goals (nine) and is the top faceoff man in the NHL (61 percent).

Toews is on the All-Star ballot; you can team him up with deserving wingers like Alex Semin (three goals in 15 games, minus-1) or Andrew Ladd (six points in 17 games, minus-2).

  1. lamontagne42 - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Pretty laughable that Seguin will not be on the All-Star ballet because of RJ Umberger. Seguin’s stats will be higher than any of Umberger’s past 6 (full) seasons by the All Star break. And I would bet that he will be a 100 point player by the end of the season (Seguin obviously – not that hack Umberger). Any takers ?

    • deepthreat - Nov 14, 2011 at 5:39 PM

      He’s on a 60 goal and 109 point pace right now.

  2. tylerseguingirl19 - Nov 14, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    I think Seguin is the best player out there right now. Taylor Hall and Toews are doing pretty damn good too. Isen’t he also like 19? Pretty damn good for his age to be on Boston and winning the Stanley Cup in his first year. If he’s not on the ballet does that mean he’s not playing for allstars? There’s a thing you can vote but still?

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