Hiller Named NHL's First Star of the Week

Monday, 02.20.2012 / 9:51 AM PT / News
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Hiller Named NHL\'s First Star of the Week
Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller has been been named the NHL's First Star for the week ending Feb. 19.  Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler and Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza were named the Second and Third Stars respectively.
 
Hiller posted a 3-0-1 record, 0.98 goals-against average, .961 save percentage and one shutout during the week.
FIRST STAR – JONAS HILLER, G, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Hiller posted a 3-0-1 record, 0.98 goals-against average, .961 save percentage and one shutout as the Ducks continued their playoff push by earning seven of eight points on the road. Hiller began the week making 17 saves in a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild Feb. 14 and stopping 25 shots the following night in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He recorded 25 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils Feb. 17 and recorded his 14th career NHL shutout as Anaheim defeated the Florida Panthers 2-0, Feb. 19. Hiller improved his season record to 22-19-10 with a 2.62 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and three shutouts in 53 appearances. Having trailed the #8 seed in the Western Conference by 20 points on Jan. 6, the Ducks enter the final stage of their eight-game road trip within five points of the West's final playoff position.

SECOND STAR – BLAKE WHEELER, RW, WINNIPEG JETS
Wheeler tallied a League-leading eight points (one goal, seven assists) as the Jets won three of four games and pulled even in points with the #8-seed Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference standings. Wheeler recorded one assist in a 4-3 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild Feb. 16, notched one goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins Feb. 17 and recorded four assists in a 5-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Feb. 19. Playing in his fourth NHL season, the 25-year old native of Robbinsdale, Minn., leads the Jets in scoring with 46 points (11 goals, 35 assists), surpassing his single-season career highs in assists and points.

THIRD STAR –JASON SPEZZA, C, OTTAWA SENATORS

Spezza recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) as the Senators swept a pair of games in the state of Florida and climbed to seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. Spezza tallied three goals and one assist in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Feb. 14 and notched three assists the following night in a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers. The nine-year NHL veteran has appeared in each of Ottawa's 60 games this season, ranking sixth in the League in scoring with 63 points (25 goals, 38 assists).

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 13 9 8 10 17
R. Getzlaf 13 2 15 10 17
J. Silfverberg 13 4 10 4 14
R. Kesler 13 5 5 3 10
H. Lindholm 13 2 7 2 9
P. Maroon 13 5 3 8 8
A. Cogliano 13 3 5 8 8
S. Vatanen 13 2 6 5 8
M. Beleskey 13 6 1 -3 7
S. Despres 13 1 6 7 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 10 3 3 .929 1.92

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