NEW YORK (Dec. 11, 2006) -- New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was named the first star in the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Dec. 10. Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier was the second star and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin was named third star.
FIRST STAR -- MARTIN BRODEUR Brodeur backstopped the Devils to three victories, posting a 0.65 goals-against average and .970 save percentage. He made 19 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens Dec. 6 and stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Dec. 8. Brodeur recorded his 84th career shutout, tying Glenn Hall for third place on the League's all-time list, and his 462nd career victory, moving past Florida's Ed Belfour and into second place all-time. Brodeur closed the week by turning aside 19 of 20 shots in a 5-1 victory at Boston Dec. 9.
Each Monday, the NHL will recognize three players who delivered the League's top performances over the preceding week.