New York, NY – Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding, Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson and Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending November 6.
Harding earned First Star honors by going 3-0-0 with a goals-against average of 0.99 last week, giving up just three goals in victories over Detroit, Vancouver and St. Louis.
The 27-year-old, who missed all of last season due to tearing both the ACL and MCL in one of his knees, is 4-0-1 with a league-best .965 save percentage and 1.18 GAA.
Eriksson took home the Second Star by racking up six points in only two contests. His best performance of the week came in a 7-6 overtime decision against Colorado last Friday, when he tallied twice -- including the game- winner.
Backstrom was given the Third Star after striking for six points (3G, 3A) in three contests. The 23-year-old Swede netted the tying goal late in regulation and the winning score in OT as the Caps dumped the Ducks, 5-4, last Tuesday, picked up a goal and a helper in a win over Carolina, then notched a pair of assists in a Saturday win over the Islanders.