Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo has been named the National Hockey League’s third star of the week. Luongo is joined by Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek (first star) and Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (second star) as the NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the week for the week ending February 3.
Luongo posted a 2-0-1 record, 0.95 goals-against average and .963 save percentage, helping the Canucks (4-2-2) claim first place in the Northwest Division. Luongo began the week by making 26 stops in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings Jan. 28. He recorded 24 saves for his 61st career NHL shutout, a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Jan. 30, and made 27 saves in a 2-1 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks Feb. 1. Luongo has posted a 2-0-2 record, 1.46 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in four appearances this season.
Luongo will make his fourth straight start tonight as the Canucks visit the Oilers in Edmonton.