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CROSBY MAINTAINS LEAD IN ALL-STAR VOTING

Wednesday, 12.27.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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CROSBY MAINTAINS LEAD IN ALL-STAR VOTING

Penguins center Sidney Crosby maintains his lead in the Eastern Conference COLD-fX/NHL All-Star fan balloting. 

Only 19, Crosby tops all Eastern Conference players with 747,332 votes. Penguins rookie Evgeni Malkin is fifth among forwards with 373,609 votes, while Marc-Andre Fleury is third among goaltenders with 324,170 votes.

The leading vote-getters by position are forwards Crosby, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (427,654) and Buffalo’s Daniel Briere; defensemen Brian Campbell of Buffalo and Sheldon Souray of Montreal (484,192); and Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller.

Through Jan. 2, fans around the world can “CLICK TO VOTE” for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star starters for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game on-line at NHL.com.COLD-fX/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports

                            Eastern Conference

                             (as of 12/26/06)

Forwards

Player                  NHL Club          Votes

Sidney Crosby           Pittsburgh        747,332

Alex Ovechkin           Washington        427,654

Daniel Briere           Buffalo                 413,286

Maxim Afinogenov  Buffalo                 408,509

Evgeni Malkin           Pittsburgh        373,609

Jaromir Jagr            NY Rangers        296,139

Chris Drury       Buffalo                 284,303

Erik Cole         Carolina                245,049

Rod Brind'Amour         Carolina                233,347

Ilya Kovalchuk          Atlanta                 214,744

Marian Hossa            Atlanta                 191,072

Saku Koivu        Montreal          183,739

Brendan Shanahan  NY Rangers        157,443

Eric Staal        Carolina          155,831

Dany Heatley            Ottawa                  155,206

Vincent Lecavalier      Tampa Bay         151,048

Mats Sundin       Toronto                 145,955

*Thomas Vanek           Buffalo                 142,100

Peter Forsberg          Philadelphia            135,407

*Marco Sturm            Boston                  134,729

Patrice Bergeron        Boston                  121,808

Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa                  111,076

Olli Jokinen            Florida                 106,086

Jason Spezza            Ottawa                  99,916

Martin St. Louis        Tampa Bay         89,927

Simon Gagne             Philadelphia            79,543

Patrik Elias            New Jersey        71,812

Brian Gionta            New Jersey        67,858

Brad Richards           Tampa Bay         65,769

Miroslav Satan          NY Islanders            57,155

Michael Nylander        NY Rangers        55,925

Scott Gomez       New Jersey        55,056

*write-in candidate

Goaltenders

Ryan Miller       Buffalo                 473,228

Martin Brodeur          New Jersey        431,046

Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh        324,170

Cam Ward          Carolina          187,374

Andrew Raycroft         Toronto                 178,155

Kari Lehtonen           Atlanta                 149,818

Olaf Kolzig       Washington        123,646

Henrik Lundqvist        NY Rangers        114,194

Defensemen

Brian Campbell          Buffalo                 528,840

Sheldon Souray          Montreal          484,192

Zdeno Chara       Boston                  464,440

Bryan McCabe            Toronto                 446,569

Tomas Kaberle           Toronto                 416,737

Jay Bouwmeester   Florida                 385,464

Henrik Tallinder        Buffalo                 374,940

Wade Redden             Ottawa                  282,154

Dan Boyle         Tampa Bay         233,474

Brian Rafalski          New Jersey        206,628

Alexei Zhitnik          Philadelphia            184,734

Chris Phillips          Ottawa                  117,101

 

 

 

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