Heatley Named Top 'Star of the Week'
League-High Eight Points Makes Heatley NHL's First Star
NEW YORK — San Jose Sharks left winger Dany Heatley, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Oct. 11.
FIRST STAR – DANY HEATLEY, LW, SAN JOSE SHARKS
Heatley led the NHL in points for the week with eight (5-3--8) as the Sharks recorded two wins in three games. On Oct. 6, he scored one goal and had two assists in a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. On Oct. 8, Heatley scored three goals -- including the game-winner -- and added an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Heatley finished the week by notching the game-winner in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 10. Traded to San Jose on Sept. 12, the two time 50-goal scorer is tied for the League lead with ten points (5-5--10).
SECOND STAR – JONATHAN QUICK, G, LOS ANGELES KINGS
Quick stopped 80 of 88 shots in posting a 3-0-0 record with a 2.67 goals-against average and .909 save percentage as Los Angeles improved to 3-1-0 and a tie for first place in the Pacific Division. Quick recorded 25 saves in a 6-4 win over the San Jose Sharks Oct. 6 and stopped 26 shots in a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 8. Quick finished the week by making 29 saves as the Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, on Oct 10. In 44 appearances with Los Angeles last season, Quick posted a 21-18-2 record with a 2.48 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and four shutouts.
THIRD STAR – HENRIK SEDIN, C, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Sedin finished tied for third among scorers for the week, recording seven points (3-4--7) as the Canucks won two of their three games. Sedin scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 5. Two nights later, Sedin notched two goals and two assists in a 7-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. He closed out the week by recording two assists in a 4-3 shootout win over the Dallas Stars, Oct 11. In his ninth NHL season, the native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, leads Vancouver with eight points (3-5--8) in five games.