Zetterberg among NHL's 'Three Stars'
Seven-point performance earns Wings' forward weekly honor
FIRST STAR – DWAYNE ROLOSON: Roloson allowed one goal in each start last week, posting a 3-0-0 record, 0.98 goals-against average and .972 save percentage as the Islanders improved to 4-0-1 in their past five games. Roloson made 34 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Dec. 22, stopped 34 shots in a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils Dec. 23 and concluded the week by making 38 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Dec. 26. The 41-year-old Simcoe, Ontario, native improved his season record to 5-12-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 18 appearances.
SECOND STAR – HENRIK ZETTERBERG: Zetterberg notched seven points (three goals, four assists) last week, helping the Red Wings reclaim first place in the Western Conference with two victories in three starts. Zetterberg scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, plus an assist in a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Dec. 22. He notched two assists in a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues Dec. 23 and finished the week by recording one goal and one assist in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild Dec. 26. Zetterberg leads the Red Wings in scoring with 40 points (13 goals, 27 assists) in 35 games.
THIRD STAR – SIDNEY CROSBY: Crosby tallied seven points (four goals, three assists) in four games as the Penguins went 3-1-0 and climbed to first place in the overall standings. He recorded at least one point in each contest, stretching his active point streak to 24 games -- the longest in the NHL since Mats Sundin posted a 30-game streak with the Quebec Nordiques in 1992-93. Crosby began the week by recording one goal and two assists in a 6-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Dec. 20. He notched one goal in a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers Dec. 22, recorded one goal and one assist in 3-2 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals Dec. 23 and finished the week by notching the Penguins' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Dec. 26. The Penguins captain leads the NHL in goals (30) and points (61) in 37 games.