To earn the honors, Vanek recorded 10 points in four games and still the Sabres were a disappointing 1-3 during that span. Vanek had 5 goals and 5 assists during the week, which included a 5 point performance against the rough and tumble Boston Bruins. It was the second time this season that the 29-year old has recorded a 5 point game, also doing so in the season opener.
Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins was named the second star who had eight points last week, which included a four-goal game on Sunday against the Washington Capitals.
The third star is Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks who went 2-0-1 last week, with a goals against average of 0.95 and a save percentage of .963. His fine play has led to Luongo getting set to start his fourth straight game tonight in Edmonton when the Canucks take on the Oilers.
Who says there isn’t a goaltending controversy in Vancouver?