Frederik Andersen Named NHL’s Second Star of the Week


It is a young season, but Frederik Andersen has been impressive to more than just the Anaheim Ducks. With his strong start to the season, Andersen has captured the attention of people throughout the league. Today, Andersen was named as the Second Star of the Week in the NHL for his stellar performance in net with the Anaheim Ducks over the past seven days. Andersen seemed to really seize control of the starting goaltender job from youngster John Gibson during the Ducks’ four game road-trip.

Andersen started the week with two very solid performances on the road in Buffalo and Philadelphia, stopping 50 of 54 shots and keeping the Ducks competitive in their two road matchups. The team then returned for its home opener on Friday, where Andersen made 27 saves in a 2-1 comeback win over the Wild. Andersen capped off his spectacular week with a 3-0 shutout of the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, stopping all 28 shots he faced and recording his first career NHL shutout. Andersen is now 25-5-0 in his first 30 NHL starts, and he should be expected to shoulder the load in net for the Ducks throughout this season.

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Andersen ended the week with a 4-0-0 record, a 1.22 GAA, and a sterling .955 SV%. He now sports a 5-0-0 record, with a 1.38 GAA and a .950 SV%. Joining Andersen in the Three Stars of the Week honors were Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos. Seguin scored eight points, including four goals, in three games, earning the First Star of the Week. His three games included a hat trick against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the game-winning power-play tally against the Pittsburgh Penguins with three seconds left, and a career-high four assist effort in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Stamkos scored five goals in three games, including his sixth career hat trick. His hat trick came against the Montreal Canadiens, who swept Tampa Bay out of the playoffs last season, and he recorded another multi-goal game against the Vancouver Canucks (two goals, one assist) on his way to the Third Star of the Week.

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