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Freddie Andersen named NHL's 3rd star of the week

Two shutouts help the Leafs starting goalie get the honours

NHL: New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Two shutouts in two games. His first back to back shutouts of his career.

This is why Frederik Andersen is the NHL’s third star of the week.

From NHL.com:

Andersen earned two shutouts in as many appearances, stopping all 48 shots he faced, to propel the Maple Leafs (23-15-9, 55 points) to two victories in three contests. He turned aside 26 shots in a 4-0 triumph against the Calgary Flames Jan. 23 and made 22 saves in a 4-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings Jan. 25. In doing so, Andersen posted consecutive shutouts for the first time in his NHL career (164 GP). The 27-year-old Herning, Denmark, native - who is in his first campaign with the Maple Leafs - owns a 21-10-8 record with a 2.55 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and three shutouts in 39 games this season.

Andersen joins first star Wayne Simmonds, and second Star Patrick Marleau on the list. Andersen has been an amazing part of the Maple Leafs resurgence this season, and this will hopefully be one of many honours for Freddie this season.

Previous Maple Leafs in star of the week/month honours:

Auston Matthews - ‘Star of the Week’ for January 2nd & October 17th, & Rookie of the month for December.

William Nylander - Rookie of the Month for October.