New York, NY (Sports Network) - San Jose Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau
headlines the list of the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the first week of the
Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford and Tampa Bay right wing Martin St. Louis
were also honored.
Marleau captured the First Star after posting nine goals and 13 points in the
first nine days of the shortened campaign. He became only the second player in
NHL history to record four consecutive multi-goal games to start a season,
joining Cy Denneny of Ottawa in 1917-18.
That streak was stopped Sunday, as Marleau managed just one goal and an assist
in San Jose's 4-1 win over Vancouver. He still became the first player with at
least one goal in his team's first five games since 2008-09, when St. Louis'
Keith Tkachuk (6 games) and Buffalo's Thomas Vanek (5 games) accomplished the
Crawford had to settle for the Second Star despite posting five wins with a
1.78 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage to help Chicago to its
first 6-0-0 start in franchise history.
St. Louis was rewarded with the Third Star after racking up eight assists and
11 points in five games for the Lightning. He closed the week with four
assists in a 5-1 triumph over Philadelphia on Sunday.
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