The groin injury that kept Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet on the
sidelines this month might cost him a second consecutive trip to the
NHL All-Star Game. Huet was the top vote-getter among Eastern Conference goaltenders until he was overtaken by New Jersey’s Marty Brodeur this week. Brodeur has 149,067 votes, while Huet is second with 137,418.
Andrei Markov continues to lead voting for defencemen with a cushion of about 50,000 votes over Boston’s Zdeno Chara.
Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby leads the voting among forwards with 381,941, which is twice as many as runner-up Vincent Lecavalier. Saku Koivu is eighth with 93,436. Alex Kovalev is 13th with 56,954, the highest total among write-in candidates.
Top vote-getters at each position earn an automatic trip to January’s game in Atlanta. Cast your ballots here.