Quick, Doan, Letang named NHL’s three stars of the week


Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick, Arizona’s Shane Doan and Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Jan. 3, the league announced on Monday.


Quick went 4-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .968 save percentage and one shutout to help the Pacific Division-leading Kings (25-11-2, 52 points) extend their winning streak to five games.

Doan led the NHL with five goals in three games to power the Coyotes (18-16-4, 40 points) to three of a possible six standings points.

Letang led all defensemen with 2-4—6 in three games to propel the Penguins (19-15-4, 42 points) to five out of a possible six standings points.

Worth mentioning that Quick is now on the verge of setting a pretty impressive record. By shutting out Vancouver on Dec. 28, he moved into a tie with John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek for first all-time among U.S. goalies in shutouts, with 42.