"A pair of goaltenders for upstart teams and a familiar face fill out the NHL's three stars of the week.
Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes was named the top star after posting a 3-0-0 record. He had a minscule 0.95 goals-against average and .959 save perctage in those games, helping the surprising Coyotes improve their record to 5-2-0."
There aren't glaring defensive miscues being made on a nightly basis like last season (see: David Hale). Whether that's due in part to a more conservative team-first defensive system or our improved depth on the back-end, who cares if it's working.
And we've done it without Sauer all season, whose injury at mid-season last year sparked our meltdown.