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Tampa Bay Lightning stud center Steven Stamkos was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Stamkos joined Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick by being honored by the league.
Stamkos collected six goals during the week and leads the NHL with 26 tallies this season.
Ovechkin ran his point streak to six games by recording five goals and three assists this past week. He recorded consecutive two-goal efforts in wins over Buffalo and Columbus.
Quick won all three of his starts this past week, including a 38-save shutout over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. He leads the league with five shutouts.
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NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Jan. 1.
FIRST STAR -- STEVEN STAMKOS, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Stamkos surged to the NHL goal-scoring lead by notching six goals as the Lightning (17-17-3) posted three...
A pair of superstar scorers and one of the game's top young goaltenders make up the NHL's Three Stars for this past week.
Steven Stamkos of...
#8Full Name: Александр Михайлович ОвечкинA.K.A. "The Great 8", "Ovi", "Russian Machine"Team CaptainPosition: Left WingerHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 225 Shoots: RightBorn: 9/17/85, Moscow, Russia Drafted: 2004, 1st Round, 1st Overall (Washington) Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF - RP
With only 11 goals scored in 32 games this season, the former Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophy winner is far from meeting the expectations set by Washington Capitals’ fans, management, and Alexander Ovechkin himself. With the NHL’s most lucrative contract in his pocket, a staggering $124 million dollar agreement signed just three years prior, you would...
PHT: Columbus' Derek Dorsett says Alex Ovechkin spit on him in their game Saturday, a charge Ovechkin denies.
Steven Stamkos had his second hat trick this season and fifth overall to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Dennis Wideman scored in a 2:53 span of the third period, erasing a 2-0 deficit and leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Ovechkin also added an insurance goal -- making it four in 4:34 -- and Wideman added two assists for the Capitals, who have scored 12 third-period goals in their...
TAMPA — Steven Stamkos had his second hat trick this season and fifth overall to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
NEW YORK (January 2, 2012) -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Jan. 1.
Alex Ovechkin recorded two goals for the second consecutive game, Dennis Wideman collected three points in three minutes, and Tomas Vokoun made 35 saves Saturday night as the Washington Capitals put together a brilliant third period comeback to knock off the Columbus Blue Jackets inside Nationwide Arena. Down 2-0 after two periods, the Caps got four goals in a span of six minutes...
CALGARY, Alberta — Once again, a young Russian winger with a "C" on his sweater is attracting intense scrutiny from the Washington Capitals' brass at the world junior championships. In 2005, it was a 19-year-old Alex Ovechkin captaining the Russian team to a silver medal. This year, it's touted Caps ...
WASHINGTON: For the Washington Capitals, it has been a season of ups and downs. But over the last two weeks, the Capitals have started to round into form under new coach Dale Hunter, and have now won four games in a row. Alex Ovechkin recorded his fourth consecutive multi-point game, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and Tomas Vokoun made 18 saves as the Caps defeated the...
Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored power-play goals, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and the Washington Capitals kept rolling in the New Year with their fourth straight win, beating the Calgary Flames 3-1 Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are still out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, but they've been working their way back in.
The Toronto Maple Leafs need to improve their penalty killing or they could keep heading in the opposite direction.
The Lightning go for a season-high fourth consecutive victory when they try to extend their point streak in Toronto to eight Tuesday...
Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored power-play goals, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists Tuesday night, and the host Washington Capitals kept rolling with their fourth consecutive win, beating the Calgary Flames, 3-1. Dennis Wideman also scored, and Tomas Vokoun made 18 saves for the Capitals, who improved to 9-6-1 under coach Dale Hunter.