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Georgiev named second star of the week

It was about time the netminder got some recognition.

Nashville Predators v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

With the week officially ending early due to the mandatory three-day break, the NHL doled out some prompt holiday gifts. Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev was named second star of the week with a stellar 3-0 performance including a shutout in the shootout win over the New York Islanders.

By only allowing three goals over the course of the week while making 82 saves Georgiev posted a .965 save percentage to go along with a 0.94 GAA over the three games, all of which went into overtime. Currently the netminder is sitting just outside the NHL top 5 in major statistical categories but if the Avalanche get some of their regulars back and can play a more cohesive defensive game then Georgiev could crack the top 3 and start to get some Vezina attention. Still, what he’s been able to do to keep the team in the playoff picture through the injuries and scoring troubles is remarkable.