New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin, Anaheim
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen and Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven
Stamkos have been selected as the NHL’s top players for the second week of
the 2014-15 campaign.
Seguin gained First Star honors by leading the league with eight points (4G,
4A) in just three games as Dallas finished last week with two wins and an
overtime loss. His finest performance came in Saturday’s 6-5 OT defeat to the
Flyers, when he posted a career-best four assists.
Andersen received the Second Star after posting a 4-0-0 record, 1.22 goals-
against average and .955 save percentage for Anaheim. The native of Denmark
recorded his first NHL shutout with a 28-save effort in a 3-0 win over the
Blues on Sunday night. With 25 wins in his first 30 decisions, Andersen joined
Ross Brooks (Boston, 1972-74) as the only goaltenders in league history to
attain the mark.
Stamkos earned the Third Star by tying for second in the NHL with six
points, including a league-high five goals, in just three appearances for the
Bolts. He picked up his eighth career hat trick thanks to a personal-best 12
shots on goal in a 7-1 rout of the Canadiens last Monday, then added a pair of
scores in a 4-2 win at Vancouver on Saturday.