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Posted: Monday March 16, 2009 3:23PM; Updated: Monday March 16, 2009 3:23PM

Brodeur, Jokinen and Crosby are Stars of Week

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NEW YORK (AP) -- New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, Calgary Flames center Olli Jokinen and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have been named the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending Mar. 15.

FIRST STAR -- Martin Brodeur, G, Devils

Brodeur tied Patrick Roy as the NHL's all-time victories leader and helped the Devils continue their charge up the Eastern Conference standings by posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and .943 save percentage. He began the week by making 35 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on March 10, stopped 26 shots in a 5-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on March 12 and turned aside 22 shots in a 3-1 decision over the Montreal Canadiens on March 14 for his 551st career victory, matching Roy's record total (551). A winner in seven of eight starts since returning from a torn bicep tendon that required surgery, Brodeur has backstopped the Devils (45-20-3) to within six points of the first-place Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference standings. His first chance to pass Roy is Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks at Prudential Center in New Jersey.

SECOND STAR -- Olli Jokinen, C, Flames

Jokinen continued his hot play for the Flames since being acquired at the trade deadline, leading the league in scoring with eight points (six goals, two assists) on the final leg of Calgary's season-long, seven-game road trip. He began the week with a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Devils on March 10, scored twice in a 6-5 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings on March 12 and had a season-high five points (three goals, two assists) in an 8-6 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Mar. 14. Jokinen has 10 points (eight goals, two assists) in six games with his new club.

THIRD STAR -- Sidney Crosby, C, Penguins

Crosby had eight points (two goals, six assists) last week, helping the Penguins earn points in four consecutive games (2-0-2) and improve to fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. He scored a goal and assisted on another in a 4-3 shootout win over the Florida Panthers on March 10, recorded two assists in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 12, scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on March 14 and was credited with three assists in a 6-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on March 15. Crosby has recorded points in all six games since returning from injury and in jod past 10 games has climbed to second place in the NHL scoring race with 90 points (27 goals, 63 assists) in 66 games. The Penguins are 10-1-3 under new head coach Dan Bylsma.

Prior Stars

March 9

First Star -- C Eric Staal, Carolina
Second Star -- G Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh
Third Star -- LW Rick Nash, Columbus

March 2

First Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey
Second Star -- RW Jarome Iginla, Calgary
Third Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta

Feb. 23

First Star -- C Mike Richards, Philadelphia
Second Star -- G Tomas Vokoun, Florida
Third Star -- G Cristobal Huet, Chicago

Feb. 16

First Star -- LW Zach Parise, New Jersey
Second Star -- C Matthew Lombardi, Calgary
Third Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta

Feb. 9

First Star -- G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles
Second Star -- RW Marian Hossa, Detroit
Third Star -- D Mike Green, Washington

Feb. 2

First Star -- RW Jamie Langenbrunner, New Jersey
Second Star -- C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
Third Star -- D Mike Green, Washington

Jan. 26

First Star -- LW Dustin Brown, Los Angeles
Second Star -- G Cam Ward, Carolina
Third Star -- RW Ales Hemsky, Edmonton

Jan. 19

First Star -- C Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit
Second Star -- LW Mike Cammalleri, Calgary
Third Star -- C Rich Peverley, Atlanta

Jan. 12

First Star -- LW Wojtek Wolski, Colorado
Second Star -- RW Bobby Ryan, Anaheim
Third Star -- C Gregory Campbell, Florida

Jan. 5

First Star -- LW Rick Nash, Columbus
Second Star -- D Brian Rafalski, Detroit
Third Star -- G Cam Ward, Carolina

Dec. 29

First Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington
Second Star -- C Bryan Little, Atlanta
Third Star -- G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Dec. 22
First Star -- LW Loui Eriksson, Dallas
Second Star -- C Jeff Carter, Philadelphia
Third Star -- LW Patrik Elias, New Jersey

Dec. 15

First Star -- RW Phil Kessel, Boston
Second Star -- RW Petr Sykora, Pittsburgh
Third Star -- LW Thomas Vanek, Buffalo

Dec. 8

First Star -- G Pekka Rinne, Nashville
Second Star -- C Jonathan Toews, Chicago
Third Star -- C Jason Spezza, Ottawa

Dec. 1

First Star -- C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
Second Star -- G Jonas Hiller, Anaheim
Third Star -- G Chris Mason, St. Louis

Nov. 24

First Star -- C Marc Savard, Boston
Second Star -- C Henrik Sedin, Vancouver
Third Star -- G Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago

Nov. 17

First Star -- C Nicklas Backstrom, Washington
Second Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington
Third Star -- G Dan Ellis, Nashville

Nov. 10

First Star -- G Roberto Luongo, Vancouver
Second Star -- G Steve Mason, Columbus
Third Star -- G Brent Johnson, Washington

Nov. 3

First Star -- C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Corey Perry and RW Teemu Selanne, Anaheim
Second Star -- G Tim Thomas, Boston
Third Star -- LW Simon Gagne, Philadelphia

Oct. 27

First Star -- RW Jarome Iginla, Calgary
Second Star -- G Peter Budaj, Colorado
Third Star -- RW Marian Hossa, Detroit

Oct. 20

First Star -- LW Thomas Vanek, Buffalo
Second Star -- G Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota
Third Star -- LW Fabian Brunnstrom, Dallas

Oct. 13

First Star -- F Daniel Sedin, Vancouver
Second Star -- LW David Booth, Florida
Third Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey

Stars of the Month

February

First Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta
Second Star -- D Mike Green, Washington
Third Star -- G Chris Mason, St. Louis

January

First Star -- RW Jamie Langenbrunner, New Jersey
Second Star -- D Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim
Third Star -- G Ryan Miller, Buffalo

December

First Star -- G Manny Fernandez and Tim Thomas, Boston
Second Star -- C Jeff Carter, Philadelphia
Third Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington

November

First Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington
Second Star -- C Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh
Third Star -- G Joey MacDonald, N.Y. Islanders

October

First Star -- LW Alexander Semin, Washington
Second Star -- G Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers
Third Star -- D Shea Weber, Nashville

Rookie of the Month

February -- G Pekka Rinne, Nashville
January -- RW Bobby Ryan, Anaheim
December -- G Steve Mason, Columbus
November -- G Steve Mason, Columbus
October -- C Derick Brassard, Columbus

 
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