Penguins star center Sidney Crosby, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quickand Calgary Flames center Sean Monahanhave been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 20.
FIRST STAR – SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PENGUINS
Crosby shared the League lead with 2-5—7 in four outings to help the Penguins (40-24-8, 88 points) extend their winning streak to six games and move into second place in the Metropolitan Division. He opened the week with one assist in a 2-1 shootout victory against the Islanders March 15. Crosby then registered multiple points in each of his next three games: 2-0—2, including the winning goal, in a 4-2 triumph over the Hurricanes March 17.
SECOND STAR – JONATHAN QUICK, G, KINGS
Quick went 3-0-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average, .953 save percentage and one shutout to help the Pacific Division-leading Kings (44-22-5, 93 points) post four victories and clinch their sixth playoff berth in the past seven seasons. He began the week by stopping all 32 shots he faced in a 5-0 triumph over the Blackhawks March 14.
THIRD STAR – SEAN MONAHAN, C, FLAMES
Monahan paced the NHL with five goals and tied for the League lead with seven points in four games to lift the Flames (31-35-6, 68 points) to a 3-0-1 record. He notched 2-1—3, including the winning goal, in a 7-4 victory over the Blues March 14.