New York, NY (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Flyers forward Mike Richards, Florida Panthersgoaltender Tomas Vokoun and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Cristobal Huet were named the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending February 22.
Richards tallied a league-high eight points last week in two games while extending his shorthanded goal streak to three games. He recorded a career-high five points -- two goals, three assists -- in the Flyers' 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres last Thursday. Philadelphia's captain had three points in the team's 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. His seven shorthanded goals are the most in the NHL. He has 23 goals and 37 assists on the season.
Vokoun had two shutouts in three games and stopped 115-of-118 shots overall. He recorded his sixth shutout of the season in the Panthers' 2-0 win over the East-leading Boston Bruins on Saturday. On the season, Vokoun is 20-17-3 with a 2.41 goals against average, as Florida currently sits in the East's seventh position with 68 points.
Huet led the Blackhawks to a 3-1-0 record during the week by making 103 saves in 109 chances. He recorded his third shutout of the season in Chicago's 4-0 win over the Panthers on Thursday. On the season, Huet has a 17-11-3 record with a 2.23 GAA, as the Blackhawks occupy the West's fourth seed by a comfortable eight-point margin over the fifth-place Canucks.