Viktor Fasth Named NHL's Second Star of the Week

Doug Pensinger

Fasth's 3-0 record, 1.89 Goals Against Average and .935 Save Percentage were good enough for the NHL to rank him the second best player of the past week.

Disregarding the anomaly in St. Louis, last week, Ducks fans could not have asked for more from Viktor Fasth. This week the NHL couldn't ignore it any more as they named him the League's second star, ahead of Carolina's Jiri Tlusty (4-2-6 in three games) and just behind John Tavares of the New York Islanders (5-2-7 in three games).

From the League:

SECOND STAR -- VIKTOR FASTH, G, ANAHEIM DUCKS Fasth continued the brilliant start to his NHL career by posting a 3-0-0 record, 1.89 goals-against average and .935 save percentage as the Ducks (11-2-1) extended their Pacific Division lead to six points. Fasth made 28 saves in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Feb. 12, recorded 26 stops in a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings Feb. 15 and completed the week with a 32-save performance a 3-2 shootout win over the Nashville Predators Feb. 16. Fasth improved to 8-0-0, becoming the third goaltender in League history to win his first eight-or-more career decisions (Ray Emery, 9-0-0 with Ottawa from 2003-2005 and Bob Froese, 8-0-0 with Philadelphia in 1983). The 30-year-old native of Kalix, Sweden signed with the Ducks as a free agent in May 2012 after garnering Swedish Elite League Goaltender of the Year honors the previous two seasons.

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