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Jussi Jokinen Named NHL's First Star of the Week

Forward led all NHL scorers with 7 points

Monday, 01.17.2011 / 12:19 PM ET / News
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Jussi Jokinen Named NHL\'s First Star of the Week
NEW YORK (January 17, 2011) – Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jussi Jokinen, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Jan. 16.

FIRST STAR – JUSSI JOKINEN, LW, CAROLINA HURRICANES

Jokinen led NHL scorers last week with seven points (four goals, three assists) in three games, helping the Hurricanes (22-16-6) gain four of a possible six points and move  within one point of the eighth playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Jokinen recorded points in all three games, beginning with a two-goal, one-assist performance in a 6-5 shootout victory over the Calgary Flames on Jan. 11. He notched one assist in a 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres Jan. 13 and tallied two goals and one assist in a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Jan. 15. Playing in his sixth NHL season, the Kalajoki, Finland native has posted 33 points (10 goals, 23
assists) in 38 games.

SECOND STAR – PATRICE BERGERON, C, BOSTON BRUINS

Bergeron notched seven points (four goals, three assists) in four games as the Bruins (24-13-7, 55 points) won three of four starts to move into first place in the Northeast Division. Bergeron opened the week by notching two assists in a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jan. 10. He recorded a hat trick in a 6-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators Jan. 11, followed by a one goal, one assist effort in a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Jan. 13. In his seventh NHL season, all with the Bruins, the native of Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, leads his club in scoring with 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 44 games.


THIRD STAR – ILYA BRYZGALOV, G, PHOENIX COYOTES

Bryzgalov posted a 3-0-0 record, 2.00 goals-against average and .938 save percentage as the Coyotes (23-13-9) climbed to fourth place in the Western Conference standings. Bryzgalov stopped 91 of 97 shots last week, beginning with a 37-save performance in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Jan. 11. He recorded 28 saves in a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Jan. 13 and stopped 26 shots as the Coyotes defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 on Jan. 15. The 31-year-old native of Togliatti, Russia improved his season record to 17-8-6 with a 2.56 goals-against average, .938 save percentage and two shutouts in 33 appearances.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60