Crosby, Letang Continue To Lead All-Star Voting
The NHL is now in its fourth week of voting for the All-Star Game and two Penguins continue to lead the pack, one on offense and the other on defense.
Pens’ captain Sidney Crosby continues to hold the overall lead as well as the lead among offensive players.
According to NHL.com, Crosby has received a total of 410,754 votes followed by Jonathan Toews from Chicago and Steven Stamkos of Tampa.
Toews remains in second place with 244,774 votes, about 25,000 votes more than Stamkos. Stamkos is in a close race for third place with another Pens’ star, Evgeni Malkin, closing within 8,000 votes.
Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin rounds out the top five on the offensive side.
Meanwhile, the Penguins’ Kris Letang leads all defensemen with 293,584 votes.
Letang is followed by Duncan Keith, who is also with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Keith jumped ahead of Chris Pronger from Philadelphia for second and is trailing Letang by 59,070 votes with a total of 234,514.
The Red Wings’ Nicklas Lidstrom and the Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen round out the top five for defensemen.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is trailing Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price by 31,906 votes as of Tuesday. Price has a total of 250,256 votes.
The 2011 NHL All-Star Game will be held in Raleigh, N.C. It is being hosted by the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center.
The players that receive the most votes on the offense and defensive side will be guaranteed a spot on the roster. The remaining players will be drafted by those All-Stars.
You can vote for the players at Vote.NHL.com.