Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton was named the NHL’s second star among their ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Feb. 14.
Leighton posted a 4-0-0 record and carried the Flyers to home-and-home sweeps against New Jersey and Montreal last week. He had a 1.98 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in those four games, stopping 98 shots in all.
Leighton has a 12-3-1 record for the Flyers since being claimed off waivers from Carolina on Dec. 17.
Coincidentally, Dallas goaltender Marty Turco – who has been connected to the Flyers in recent trade rumors – was named the NHL’s third star. Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos grabbed first star honors.