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Tampa Bay Lightning's Marty St. Louis is NHL's third star of the week

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January

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Marty St. Louis, third in the league with 11 points and who had four assists in Sunday's 5-1 victory over the Flyers, was named the NHL's third star of the week ending Sunday behind San Jose's Patrick Marleau and Chicago's Corey Crawford.

Here is the announcement from the league:

FIRST STAR – PATRICK MARLEAU, LW, SAN JOSE SHARKS

Marleau led the League with nine goals and 13 points, and became the
second player in NHL history and first since Cy Denneny in 1917-18 (Ottawa)
to record four consecutive multi-goal games to begin a season. Marleau
opened the season with two tallies in a 4-1 victory at the Calgary Flames
Jan. 20. He then recorded two goals, including the game-winner, and an
assist in each of the next three contests – a 6-3 win at the Edmonton
Oilers Jan. 22, a 5-3 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes Jan. 24 and a 4-0
victory against the Colorado Avalanche Jan. 26. Marleau continued his
explosive start to the season with a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory
over the Vancouver Canucks Jan. 27. He is the first player in Sharks
history to find the back of the net in each of the team’s first five games
of a season and the first player on any NHL team to do so since 2008, when
both the Blues’ Keith Tkachuk (six games) and the Sabres’ Thomas Vanek
(five) did so.

SECOND STAR – COREY CRAWFORD, G, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Crawford posted five wins, a 1.78 goals-against average and a .933
save percentage to help the Blackhawks pick up a franchise-record six
consecutive wins to begin the season. He opened the campaign with 19 saves
in a 5-2 victory at the Los Angeles Kings Jan. 19, stopped 32 shots in a
3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues Jan. 22 and made 21 saves in a 3-2
overtime victory at the Dallas Stars Jan. 24. Crawford capped his
performance with a pair of weekend wins, denying 24 shots in a 3-2 victory
at the Columbus Blue Jackets Jan. 26 and 29 shots in a 2-1 overtime win
against the Detroit Red Wings Jan. 27.

THIRD STAR – MARTIN ST. LOUIS, RW, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

St. Louis tied for second in the NHL with eight assists and ranked
third with 11 points as the Lightning won four of five games to open the
season. He scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist
in a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals Jan. 19 and recorded a goal and
an assist in a 4-3 defeat at the New York Islanders Jan. 21. St. Louis then
picked up two helpers in a 6-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators Jan. 25
and closed the week with four assists in a 5-1 triumph over the
Philadelphia Flyers Jan. 27.

[Last modified: Monday, January 28, 2013 2:21pm]

    

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