Fasth Earns 2nd Star of the Week

After an amazing start to his NHL career, Viktor Fasth was named the NHL second star of the week for the week ending February 17. 

In that time, Fasth was 3-0-0 with a 1.89 goals against average and a .935 save percentage.  Those wins against Chicago, Detroit and Nashville, while on the road, have helped the Ducks get to an 11-2-1 start.  Their Pacific Division lead is six points.

Fasth improved to 8-0-0, becoming the third goaltender in League history to win his first eight or more decisions.  Ray Emery went 9-0-0 with Ottawa from 2003-2005 and Philadelphia's Bob Froese was 8-0-0 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.

He is too old to qualify for the Calder trophy as rookie of the year, but he certainly continues to turn heads and is providing a solid net presence for Anaheim.

John Tavares, who plays for the New York Islanders, got the number one star of week honors.  Jiri Tlusty, with the Carolina Hurricanes, came in third.

It is unknown if Fasth will start in net against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday or if Jonas Hiller will be back in.  The Ducks are finally back at home after a six game road trip that went 5-1-1, their best ever in franchise history. 

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