Monday, October 22, 2007

Flyers' Biron named NHL player of the week

NEW YORK – Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Biron, Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla and Chicago Blackhawks forward Jason Williams have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending October 21.

FIRST STAR – MARTIN BIRON, G, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Biron posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.66 goals-against average, .982 save percentage and two shutouts as the Flyers won three consecutive home games. On Oct. 16, Biron made 31 saves as Philadelphia shut out the Atlanta Thrashers 4-0. Two nights later, he recorded 38 saves in another 4-0 victory, this time over the New Jersey Devils, posting his 20th career shutout. Biron finished the week by making 42 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 20. For the season, Biron has posted a record of 6-1-0 with a 1.57 goals-against average and .952 save percentage.

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