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Lehner, Andersen, and Sharp are the NHL’s three stars of the week

Nov 11, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

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A pair of goalies — Ottawa’s Robin Lehner and Anaheim’s Frederik Andersen — and Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp are the NHL’s three stars of the week.

The league announced the winners today.

Lehner posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.33 goals-against average and .958 save percentage, stopping 91 of 95 shots to help the Senators win all three of their games and extend their season-long point streak to five contests (3-0-2).

Andersen also posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.33 goals-against average and .958 save percentage, denying 92 of 96 shots as the Ducks improved to 15 3 1, tied for the best start through 19 games in franchise history (set in 2012-13).

Sharp led the NHL with six assists and seven points in three games to help the Blackhawks extend their point streak to seven games (6-0-1), the club’s second such streak this season (Oct. 11-24: 5 0 2).

Worth mentioning that both Lehner and Andersen are technically backups. Check that: Andersen’s actually No. 3 on the depth chart in Anaheim. Talk about goalie riches; the Ducks also have Jonas Hiller, Viktor Fasth, and — currently in the minors — highly touted John Gibson. Which begs the question: does Garth Snow have Bob Murray’s contact info?

  1. flash8910 - Nov 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    I am made a comment last week that the Ducks should trade a goalie to the Isles. In looking over the Isle’s roster, the only player that I saw that could immediately help the Ducks is Travis Hamonic. I suggested a trade of Hiller and Vatanen for Hamonic and a 2nd round pick. I got 0 thumbs up and 8 thumbs down.

    So what do you think it would take for the Ducks to move Hiller or Fasth? Would the Isles part with a 1st round pick straight up for Hiller? It wouldn’t be the 2014 (already moved for Vanek). It would be the 2015.

    • ibieiniid - Nov 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      i think the reason you may have been rejected on that trade is that it looks like a clear landslide for the isles. I know you’re thinking sell-high on Vatanen, but he’s as good as he played, and will only get better with experience. it’s not a fluke. defensemen are a hot commodity, that trade is just giving one away. Ducks can do way better than that trade with what they have.

      and I think giving up a 1st round pick in 2015 for Hiller is giving away too much. that one’s more just my personal opinion though. others probably disagree.

      • ibieiniid - Nov 11, 2013 at 1:57 PM

        i meant to say young defensemen are a commodity. particularly, ones of the competent variety.

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