Blackhawks Blog: Three Stars of the Week - March 18-24, 2013
|(Martin Laroche/Victoriaville Tigres)|
1st Star: G Brandon Whitney, Victoraville (QMJHL)
The Line: 2 GP, 1-0-1, .968 SV%, 1 SO
Whitney anchored the Tigres in their first two playoff games at Moncton, earning his first shutout of the postseason after stopping all 37 shots in Game 1 on March 22. The next night, Whitney made an astounding 55 saves on 58 shots, but allowed an overtime game-winner from former teammate and fellow Blackhawks prospect Phillip Danault. The 2012 seventh-round pick ended the weekend with 92 saves on 95 shots for a .968 save percentage and a 1.31 goals-against average, as the series heads to Victoriaville for the next three games.
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