Shea Weber & Pekka Rinne named to NHL All-Star teams

While they may not have taken home major trophies tonight, Nashville Predators Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne achieved franchise firsts by being named to the post-season NHL All-Star Teams. When a player is referred to as an "NHL All-Star", this is the honor they're talking about (not just having made it to an All-Star Game). Shea Weber made the 1st All-Star team alongside Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom on defense (interestingly, Weber got more 1st-place votes than Lidstrom, 67-60), and Pekka Rinne was named goalie on the 2nd All-Star team.

These honors are voted upon by the hockey writers, and Weber's partner Ryan Suter also placed 10th in the defense voting.

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From the NHL:

Twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks added to their 2010-11 honor roll tonight as they became the first brothers voted to the NHL First All-Star Team since Hockey Hall of Famers Phil and Tony Esposito, representing the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, respectively, took First Team honors in 1969-70.            

Joining the Sedins is Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who garnered his 10th career berth on the First Team. Lidstrom joins Ray Bourque (13) and Doug Harvey (10) as the only defensemen in League history with 10 or more First Team selections.

Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is a First-Team choice for the second time in three seasons, while right wing Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators are first-time selections.            

Among those named to the Second Team is Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, who earned a place on a post-season All-Star Team for the sixth time. Ovechkin made NHL history in 2009-10 by capturing First Team honors in each of his first five NHL seasons.            

Joining Ovechkin on the Second Team are two members of the Tampa Bay Lightning, center Steven Stamkos and right wing Martin St. Louis, plus goaltender Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and defensemen Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Lubomir Visnovsky of the Anaheim Ducks.            

Voting for the All-Star Team is conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season. 

2010-2011 NHL First All-Star Team
                                                                                           GP      W       L    OT    GAA SV% SO
G      Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins                                      57     35     11       9     2.00    .938      9
 
                                                                                           GP      Mins.      G       A    Pts
D      Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings                         82      23:28     16     46     62
D      Shea Weber, Nashville Predators                             82      25:19     16     32     48
C      Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks                           82      19:15     19     75     94
RW   Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks                                   82      22:18     50     48     98
LW    Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks                           82      18:33     41     63   104
 
 
2010-2011 NHL Second All-Star Team
                                                                                           GP      W       L    OT    GAA SV% SO
G      Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators                             64     33     22       9     2.12    .930      6
 
                                                                                           GP      Mins.      G       A    Pts
D      Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins                                     81      25:26     14     30     44
D      Lubomir Visnovsky, Anaheim Ducks                        81      24:17     18     50     68
C      Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning                    82      20:11     45     46     91
RW   Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning                     82      20:58     31     68     99
LW    Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals                        79      21:21     32     53     85
 
 
2010-2011 NHL ALL-STAR TEAM VOTING RESULTS
 
CENTER
 
                                                                                 Pts.    (1st-2nd-3rd)   Career All-Star Selections
     1. HENRIK SEDIN, VAN               532   (92-23-3)      2 First Team, 0 Second Team
     2. Steven Stamkos, T.B.               294   (18-58-30)    0 First Team, 1 Second Team
     3. Jonathan Toews, CHI                170   (7-29-48)
     4. Ryan Kesler, VAN                       71   (6-9-14)
     5. Sidney Crosby, PIT                     26   (3-2-5)
     6. Brad Richards, DAL                     22   (0-4-10)
     7. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA                      15   (1-1-7)
     8. Anze Kopitar, L.A.                          6   (0-1-3)
     9. Eric Staal, CAR                             4   (0-0-4)
   10. Jeff Carter, PHI                             2   (0-0-2)
   11. Claude Giroux, PHI                       1   (0-0-1)
 
 
LEFT WING
 
                                                                                 Pts.    (1st-2nd-3rd)   Career All-Star Selections
     1. DANIEL SEDIN, VAN               629   (124-3-0)      1 First Team, 1 Second Team
     2. Alex Ovechkin, WSH                309   (1-92-28)      5 First Team, 1 Second Team
     3. Henrik Zetterberg, DET             126   (2-21-53)
     4. Patrick Marleau, S.J.                   23   (0-4-11)
     5. Patrick Sharp, CHI                      20   (0-3-11)
     6. Thomas Vanek, BUF                   19   (0-1-16)
     7. Loui Eriksson, DAL                        4   (0-0-4)
     8. Martin St. Louis, T.B.                     3   (0-1-0)
         Henrik Sedin, VAN                        3   (0-1-0)
         Steven Stamkos, T.B.                   3   (0-1-0)
   11. Milan Lucic, BOS                           3   (0-0-3)
   12. Bobby Ryan, ANA                         1   (0-0-1)

RIGHT WING
 
                                                            Pts.   (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star Selections
 
     1. COREY PERRY, ANA              598   (111-14-1)    1 First Team, 0 Second Team
     2. Martin St. Louis, T.B.                 363   (15-91-15)    1 First Team, 3 Second Team
     3. Jarome Iginla, CGY                   132   (0-17-81)
     4. Teemu Selanne, ANA                  24   (0-1-21)
     5. Claude Giroux, PHI                     16   (1-1-8)
     6. Ryan Kesler, VAN                         3   (0-1-0)
         Steven Stamkos, T.B.                   3   (0-1-0)
         Chris Stewart, STL                        3   (0-1-0)
     9. Patrick Kane, CHI                          1   (0-0-1)
 
DEFENSE
 
                                                            Pts.   (1st-2nd-3rd)     Career All-Star Selections
 
   1. NICKLAS LIDSTROM, DET       464   (60-51-11)       10 First Team, 2 Second Team
   2. SHEA WEBER, NSH                  445   (67-32-14)       1 First Team, 0 Second Team
   3. Zdeno Chara, BOS                     413   (54-40-23)       2 First Team, 3 Second Team
   4. Lubomir Visnovsky, ANA            406   (47-48-27)       0 First Team, 1 Second Team
   5. Keith Yandle, PHX                      253   (16-41-50)
   6. Kris Letang, PIT                           150   (6-22-54)
   7. Christian Ehrhoff, VAN                 40   (0-6-22)
   8. Dustin Byfuglien, ATL                   38   (1-5-18)
   9. Duncan Keith, CHI                        23   (1-4-6)
10. Ryan Suter, NSH                          11   (0-2-5)
11. Dan Boyle, S.J.                               8   (0-0-8)
12. Drew Doughty, L.A.                         7   (1-0-2)
13. Marc Staal, NYR                             7   (0-1-4)
14. Matt Carle, PHI                               6   (1-0-1)
15. Toni Lydman, ANA                          3   (0-1-0)
        Brent Seabrook, CHI                       3   (0-1-0)
17. Andrej Meszaros, PHI                     3   (0-0-3)
18. Tobias Enstrom, ATL                      2   (0-0-2)
       Chris Pronger, PHI                          2   (0-0-2)
20. Kevin Bieksa, VAN                          1   (0-0-1)
        Dan Hamhuis, VAN                         1   (0-0-1)
 
GOALTENDER
 
                                                            Pts.   (1st-2nd-3rd)     Career All-Star Selections
 
   1. TIM THOMAS, BOS                   536   (92-23-7)         2 First Team, 0 Second Team
   2. Pekka Rinne, NSH                      270   (15-57-24)       0 First Team, 1 Second Team
   3. Roberto Luongo, VAN                 118   (7-15-38)
   4. Carey Price, MTL                          82   (5-13-18)
   5. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR                 77   (4-12-21)
   6. Ilya Bryzgalov, PHX                      19   (1-3-5)
   7. Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT                16   (1-1-8)
   8. Ryan Miller, BUF                             3   (0-1-0)
   9. Cam Ward, CAR                             3   (0-0-3)
10. Antti Niemi, S.J.                              1   (0-0-1)

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