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Anders Lindback is NHL's first star of the week

Anders Lindback was 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and a shutout this past week.

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Anders Lindback was 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and a shutout this past week.

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Anders Lindback is the NHL's first star of the week ending Sunday. The Lightning goaltender was 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and a shutout.

Here is the announcement from the league:

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 13.

FIRST STAR – ANDERS LINDBACK, G, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

    Lindback posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against
average, .975 save percentage and one shutout to help the Lightning
(46-27-9, 101 points) earn four consecutive victories and clinch home-ice
advantage in their first-round playoff series against the Montreal
Canadiens. He stopped all 25 shots he faced in relief of Ben Bishop in a
3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs April 8. Lindback then made 34 saves
in a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers April 10. He capped the week
by recording 18 saves, and denying all three attempts he faced in the
shootout, to pick up his third career shutout and first since Dec. 13,
2010, in a 1-0 triumph over the Washington Capitals April 13. The
25-year-old native of Gävle, Sweden, appeared in 23 games this season,
compiling an 8-12-2 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save
percentage.

SECOND STAR – JOHN GIBSON, G, ANAHEIM DUCKS

    Gibson went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average, .954 save
percentage and one shutout to help the Ducks (54-20-8, 116 points) post
four consecutive victories and clinch the top seed in the Western
Conference for the first time in franchise history. He made 18 saves in a
3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks April 7, becoming the first goaltender
to record a shutout in his NHL debut since April 1, 2009 (Al Montoya).
Gibson then stopped 36 shots in a 5-2 triumph over the San Jose Sharks
April 9, helping the Ducks clinch their second consecutive Pacific Division
title and the third in franchise history. He closed the week with 29 saves,
including 12 in the third period, in a 3-2 overtime victory over the
Colorado Avalanche April 13. The 20-year-old native of Pittsburgh was
selected by the Ducks in second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft
and helped the team set franchise records for wins (54) and points (116)
this season.

THIRD STAR – RYAN JOHANSEN, C, COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

    Johansen tied for third in the NHL with six points (2-4—6), finding
the scoresheet in four consecutive games to help the Blue Jackets (43-32-7,
93 points) clinch their second playoff berth in franchise history
(2008-09). He registered 1-1—2, including the winning goal at 3:33 of
overtime, in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes April 8. Johansen then
posted an assist in each of the next two games: a 3-1 triumph over the
Dallas Stars April 9 and a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning April 11. He
closed the season with 1-1—2, including his fifth game-winning goal and
16th multi-point performance, in a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers
April 12. The 21-year-old native of Vancouver played in all 82 games this
season, leading the Blue Jackets and posting career highs in goals (33),
assists (30) and points (63).

[Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2014 1:42pm]

    

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