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MILLER, KRONWALL AND EMERY NAMED NHL ‘THREE STARS’ OF THE WEEK

Monday, 03.05.2012 / 12:59 PM / News
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MILLER, KRONWALL AND EMERY NAMED NHL \u2018THREE STARS\u2019 OF THE WEEK
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 4.

Ryan Miller
FIRST STAR – RYAN MILLER, G, BUFFALO SABRES
Miller posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.00 goals-against average, .974 save percentage and two shutouts as the Sabres (30-27-8, 68 points) moved within two points of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. He began the week with back-to-back shutouts, making 43 saves in a 2-0 win at the Anaheim Ducks Feb. 29 and 39 saves in a 1-0 victory at the San Jose Sharks March 1.

Miller then recorded 32 saves in a 5-3 win at the Vancouver Canucks March 5, stretching his shutout streak to 155:37 before David Booth scored at 15:37 of the second period. The 2009-10 Vezina Trophy winner is 22-17-5 with a 2.59 goals-against average, .915 save percentage and five shutouts in 46 appearances. He is 6-0-2 in his past eight starts and 11-2-3 in his past 16 decisions dating to Jan. 24.

Kronwall
SECOND STAR – NIKLAS KRONWALL, D, DETROIT RED WINGS
Kronwall tied for the League scoring lead and led all NHL defensemen with seven points (two goals, five assists) as the Red Wings won two of three games to keep pace with the St. Louis Blues for first place in the Central Division. Kronwall provided Detroit with offense from the blueline in the absence of injured captain and seven-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom, beginning with one goal and two assists in a 5-2 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets Feb. 28. He had his second consecutive three-point game with three assists in a 6-0 victory against the Minnesota Wild March 2 and scored Detroit’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks March 4. The 31-year-old Stockholm, Sweden native has 31 points, including a career-high 14 goals, in 66 games.

Emery
THIRD STAR – RAY EMERY, G, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Emery went 3-0-0 with a 1.13 goals-against average and .959 save percentage to help the Blackhawks (36-24-7, 79 points) tighten their grip on sixth place in the Western Conference. He allowed one goal in 40 minutes of relief as Chicago rallied for a 5-4 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs Feb. 29, stopped 25 shots in a 2-1 win at the Ottawa Senators March 2 and made 23 saves in a 2-1 victory at the Detroit Red Wings March 4.

Playing in his first season with the Blackhawks, Emery has a 14-8-2 record with a 2.58 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in 28 appearances.

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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