Hutton named NHL's 'Third Star' of the week

Carter Hutton posted back-to-back shutouts this past week against Dallas and Los Angeles

Brayton Wilson
October 21, 2019 - 12:14 pm

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For his back-to-back shutout efforts against the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton has been named as the NHL's "Third Star" of the week ending on October 20.

Hutton started last week with a stellar performance against the Stars at KeyBank Center, where he made 25 in a 4-0 win on Monday. The 33-year-old followed that performance with an even better one in Los Angeles, California on Thursday against the Kings, where he set a franchise record with 47 saves in a 3-0 win at Staples Center.

His current shutout streak stands at 128:36 and dates back to October 9th's 5-4 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The Sabres netminder went on to stop all 72 shots that he faced, improved his season record to 5-0-0, and added to his league-leading goals-against average of 1.39 and league-leading save percentage of .953.

"It's great to get an accolade, some personal stuff, but at the end of the day I'm just glad we're winning, that's what it's all about," Hutton said following practice on Monday. "I think I had it one time early in my career in Nashville, so it's always something that's kind of cool, but as long as we're winning games, everyone's happy and it makes for a fun team. I think the city's enjoying it with the big Bills win as well."

It is the second time that Hutton has been named as one of the NHL's "Three Stars" of the week. The last time was back in the 2013-14 season while as a member of the Nashville Predators where he was also named the week's "Third Star".

The last Sabres player to be named as one of the "Three Stars" of the week was Jack Eichel last season for the week that ended December 16.

The Sabres return to game action on Tuesday night as they close out their home-and-home series with the San Jose Sharks at KeyBank Center. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. with the Paul William-Beltz Pre-Game Show starting at 6 p.m. with Schopp and the Bulldog at (716) Food and Sport.

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