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St. Louis, Quick, Crawford named NHL’s three stars of week

Jan 20, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) AP

Martin St. Louis and a pair of goalies — Jonathan Quick and Corey Crawford — have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week.

St. Louis, the first star, earned his honor on the strength of a four-goal effort on Saturday against San Jose. In doing so, St. Louis became the second player in Bolts franchise history (Chris Kontos was the other) to tally four times in a single game and matched his own franchise record by scoring three goals in one period. In addition to his scoring spree against the Sharks, St. Louis also tallied assists in games against Columbus, New York and Carolina.

Quick, named second star, returned from injury to post a 2-0-1 record with a .967 save percentage and .097 GAA, shutting out Vancouver while posting a 28-save win over St. Louis. With this honor, Quick becomes the third Kings goalie to capture a star of the week this season — current backup Martin Jones also scored one, as did Ben Scrivens, who was traded to Edmonton last week.

Third star Crawford went 2-0-1 with a 2.22 GAA and .916 save percentage last week, as the ‘Hawks remained atop the Central division and drew closer to Anaheim for top spot in the NHL. Crawford’s finest moment came during Sunday’s Stanley Cup Final rematch against Boston, as he stopped 34 shots in a 3-2 shootout win.

  1. lowenni - Jan 20, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    God I love St. Louis. How can you not?

    • sjsblitz - Jan 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      Ask Yzerman……sigh

    • endusersolutions2013 - Jan 20, 2014 at 9:26 PM

      And think of how effective he will be if Stampkos comes back and is actually ready/fully recovered?

  2. lightning69 - Jan 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    If Niemi didn’t play so well, St. Louis could have had 6 on Sat. He was that dominant. Marty got 1 goal on a lucky bounce, but was fighting off 2 guys in the crease to create the bounce. Niemi robbed him on a couple other 1 timers and wristers.

    Oh yeah, St. Louis is playing with 2 rookie line mates.

    If Bishop keeps playing well, and Stamkos comes back at even 70%…how will Marty look then??

  3. lightning69 - Jan 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Yzerman doesn’t rule Team Canada with an iron fist. But a lot of other committee members better hope that Kunitz, Nash and company look really, really good at Sochi if St. Louis doesn’t make an injury replacement spot.

  4. blackhawksdynasty - Jan 20, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Crawford??? Seriously??? Evidently I wasn’t watching the same Hawks games as the guys who vote for the 3 stars

    • comeonnowguys - Jan 20, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      They need more Hossa.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Jan 20, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      If m y memory is correct, two very good games, some serious saves, and a clearly “off game”.

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