Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan, and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.
The NHL has announced that Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan, and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang have been named the stars of the week for the week ending on January 3rd.
Jonathan Quick was named the first star, Doan was named the second star, and Letang was named the third star. Quick and Doan both hit career milestones during the last week.
"Quick went 4-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .968 save percentage and one shutout to help the Pacific Division-leading Kings (25-11-2, 52 points) extend their winning streak to five games. Quick tied John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich.) and Frank Brimsek (Eveleth, Minn.) for the most shutouts by a U.S.-born goaltender in NHL history.Doan led the NHL with five goals in three games. He opened the week with his second career hat trick in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Dec. 29. Doan then scored twice in a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Dec. 31. In doing so, Doan moved past Dale Hawerchuk (379) and into sole possession of first place for the most goals in franchise history (381).Letang led all defensemen with 2-4—6 in three games to propel the Penguins (19-15-4, 42 points) to five out of a possible six standings points. Letang collected consecutive three-point games for the second time in his career. The 28-year-old Montreal native shares third on the Penguins and paces the club’s defensemen with 22 points in 29 games this season."
Jonathan Quick will try to break the American shutout record tonight when the Kings face the Colorado Avalanche. Doan will be trying to extend his franchise career goals record tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. Letang has thrived recently for the Penguins and has been an extremely important part of their recent turnaround.