The NHL announced its first batch of stars of the week on Monday, and Florida Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun has taken the top spot. Through three games, two of them wins, Vokoun has stopped 89 of 91 shots, good enough for two shut outs and a save percentage of .978.
On the year the Panthers are just 2-2, but will look to continue to ride their hot goaltender and improve upon their Bodog Sportsbook 100/1 odds of winning the Stanley Cup.
The week's second star was awarded to Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa who scored four goals and added a pair of assists as his Chicago Blackhawks finished 3-1-0 on the week.
After winning the 2010 Stanley Cup, the Blackhawks have 15/2 odds of repeating as champions. Can Hossa continue to relieve some of the offensive load from Patrick Kane an Jonathan Toews? Another Blackhawk, Patrick Sharp, has also managed to help the cause, scoring five goals overall.
Coming in as the third star of the week was Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf. Getzlaf led all scorers with eight points on the week, two of them goals, while the Ducks managed to go 2-1-1.
It wasn't long ago when the Ducks were Stanley Cup champions, but this season they'll have their work cut out for them. With 35/1 odds of hoisting the Cup, the team will have to simply worry about making the playoffs first. After that, anything can happen.
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