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MILLER, PERRY AND LUNDQVIST NAMED NHL 'THREE STARS' OF THE WEEK

Monday, 03.28.2011 / 12:50 PM / News
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MILLER, PERRY AND LUNDQVIST NAMED NHL \'THREE STARS\' OF THE WEEK
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Mar. 27.

FIRST STAR -- RYAN MILLER, G, BUFFALO SABRES


Ryan Miller
Miller helped the Sabres (38-28-9) strengthen their hold on an Eastern Conference playoff berth by posting a 3-0-0 record, including two shutouts, a 0.67 goals-against average and .976 save percentage. Miller stopped 83 of 85 shots last week, beginning with a 31-save performance in a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Mar. 22. He recorded 22 saves in a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers Mar. 25 and finished the week by posting his fifth shutout of the season and 22nd of his NHL career in a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils Mar. 26. Miller improved his season record to 33-21-8 with a 2.58 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 63 appearances. The 30-year-old East Lansing, Mich. native has won 220 career games with the Sabres, 14 shy of Dominik Hasek's franchise record.

SECOND STAR -- COREY PERRY, RW, ANAHEIM DUCKS

Corey Perry
Perry tallied a League-leading five goals and ranked second in overall scoring with six points as the Ducks (42-28-5) climbed to seventh place in the Western Conference standings by winning two of three games. Perry recorded goals in each game, beginning with a single tally in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars Mar. 23. He recorded two goals and one assist in a 5-4 loss to the Nashville Predators Mar. 24 and notched both Anaheim goals in the third period, including the game-winner, in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Mar. 26. Perry leads the NHL in goals (44), shares the lead in game-winning goals (10) and ranks fifth in points (44-41--85). In his past nine contests, Perry has notched 17 points (13 goals, four assists), a +9 rating, five multi-goal games, four game-winning goals and two overtime goals.

THIRD STAR -- HENRIK LUNDQVIST, G, NEW YORK RANGERS

Henrik Lundqvist
Lundqvist posted a 2-0-1 record, 0.32 goals-against average, .987 save percentage and two shutouts as the Rangers (41-30-5) moved closer to securing an Eastern Conference playoff berth by earning five of a possible six points. Lundqvist stopped 77 of 78 shots, beginning with a 22-save performance in a 1-0 victory over the Florida Panthers Mar. 22. He recorded 29 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators Mar. 24 and finished the week by making 26 saves in recording his League-leading 11th shutout of the season, a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins Mar. 26. Lundqvist improved to 33-24-5 on the season with a 2.24 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. He has extended his NHL record by posting 30+ wins for the sixth consecutive season to start his career.


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82