Carolina Hurricanes: Jiri Tlusty Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week
By Terrell Williams
RALEIGH, NC Feb. 18, 2013 – The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty has been named its Third Star of the Week for the week ending Feb. 17. The New York Islanders’ John Tavares and the Anaheim Ducks’ Viktor Fasth were named first and second stars, respectively.
Tlusty, 24, netted four goals, added two assists (6 points) and was plus-6, as the Hurricanes earned victories against the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs last week. The Slany, Czech Republic, native currently ranks third among Carolina skaters in goals (5) and fifth in points (9), playing primarily alongside Eric Staal and Alexander Semin. He is tied for ninth in the NHL in plus/minus for the season (+10).