18 April 2019

During the long road to the Stanley Cup, teams and players strive to both heights and doldrums in the quest to bring glory and success home .  At Chiller Instinct, we take a look at how teams fare throughout the year, and more specifically, which players perform at the highest level during the NHL's primetime games on Saturdays and Sundays.  We focus in on the official 'Three Star' selections to calculate the top performer for each month.

Philadelphia Flyers' goalkeeper Martin Biron has been named the Primetime Performer for March 2009.  Biron's 93 saves on 97 shots faced in his three primetime games and the Flyers' 3-0 record earned the Lac St. Charles, Quebec-born netminder was named First Star twice and Second Star once.  The final game was a 3-1 victory over Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby's Penguins and the Flyers currently stand 4th in the Eastern Conference and 7th overall.



*Sidney Crosby was a close second, earning First Star honours once, Second Star twice, and a Third Star as well, with an impressive three goals and three assists over Pittsburgh's four matches.  Honourable mentions point toward a revitalized Mark Recchi in his new home in Boston and Martin Brodeur's fantastic comeback from injury to claim the NHL record for wins by a goaltender with a couple shutouts.

Special thanks goes to Jason and Gord Blakemore for lending their efforts in compiling the data.



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