Corey Perry’s late season goal scoring surge has earned the Anaheim winger top honours for the week’s three stars. Perry notched 8 points in four games last week, including 3 goals to give him the league lead with 47 on the season. Calgary’s Jarome Iginla was named the second star of the week while Buffalo Sabres backup Jhonas Enroth rounds out the week’s honours after turning in three solid performances in Ryan Miller’s absence.
FIRST STAR – COREY PERRY, RW, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Perry, who led all scorers with eight points (three goals, five assists) in four games, has earned his fourth NHL ‘Star’ selection in the past four weeks. He was named First Star for the month of March and also garnered Second- and Third-Star weekly honors. Perry recorded points in each game last week, beginning with an assist in a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Mar. 28. He recorded two goals and one assist in a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames Mar. 30, notched two assists in a 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks Apr. 2 and tallied one goal and one assist in a 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars Apr. 3. Perry leads the NHL in goals (47), is tied for second place in game-winning goals (10) and ranks third in points (47-46–93). He has an active nine-game scoring streak, during which he has tallied 18 points (11 goals, seven assists) and a +9 rating.
SECOND STAR – JAROME IGINLA, RW, CALGARY FLAMES
Iginla recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in three games, highlighted by his NHL Milestone 1,000th career point, as the Flames won two of three starts. The Calgary captain tallied one goal and one assist in a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Mar. 30 and recorded two goals and one assist in a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues Apr. 1. His second goal, the game-winner at 14:57 of the third period, was the 1,000th point of his NHL career, making him the 77th player in League history to reach the milestone. Iginla finished the week by notching one assist in a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Apr. 3. Iginla has played in each of Calgary’s 80 games this season, ranking sixth among NHL scorers with 81 points (39 goals, 42 assists). He has scored at least 30 goals in each of the past 10 seasons.
THIRD STAR – JHONAS ENROTH, G, BUFFALO SABRES
Pressed into service following an injury to starting goaltender Ryan Miller, Enroth bolstered the Sabres playoff drive by posting a 2-0-1 record, 1.94 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and one shutout in three appearances. Enroth began the week by stopping 23 shots for the first shutout of his NHL career in a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers Mar. 30. He recorded 31 saves in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals Apr. 2 and made 35 stops in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Apr. 3. The 22-year-old Stockholm, Sweden native was recalled Mar. 4 from AHL Portland, where he posted a 20-17-2 record this season. The NHL rookie improved to 7-2-2 with Buffalo in 2010-11, sporting a 2.53 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.