All-Star voting: Can Crosby catch Kessel?

December, 6, 2011
12/06/11
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Fan voting update for the six starters for the Jan. 29 All-Star game:

Forwards
Sidney Crosby surged in All-Star fan balloting, garnering more than 110,000 votes since last week to jump from fourth to second among forwards.

Hardly any surprise, there.

But will Crosby catch Phil Kessel? The Toronto Maple Leafs sniper picked up more than 125,000 in the past week to stay in first place.

The Game's host, Ottawa, has forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza in third and fourth in voting among forwards, while the Leafs' Joffrey Lupul is in fifth.

1. Phil Kessel, Toronto - 384,029
2. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh - 320,865
3. Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa - 320,100
4. Jason Spezza, Ottawa - 287,717
5. Joffrey Lupul, Toronto - 263,863
6. Milan Michalek, Ottawa - 261,462
7. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia - 198,242
8. Jonathan Toews, Chicago - 174,871
9. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh - 157,773
10. Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia - 152,926
11. Patrick Kane, Chicago - 146,641
12. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit - 143,541
13. James Neal, Pittsburgh - 130,057
14. Marian Hossa, Chicago - 116,080
15. Alex Ovechkin, Washington - 109,994
16. Daniel Sedin, Vancouver - 102,578
17. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay - 95,366
18. Jordan Staal, Pittsburgh - 93,141
19. Henrik Sedin, Vancouver - 90,990
20. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit - 89,343
21. Danny Briere, Philadelphia - 87,201
22. * Tyler Seguin, Boston - 86,542
23. Ryan Kesler, Vancouver - 86,037
24. Patrick Sharp, Chicago - 85,939
25. Marian Gaborik, N.Y. Rangers - 81,068
26. Patrice Bergeron, Boston - 80,079
27. Thomas Vanek, Buffalo - 74,711
28. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles - 72,110
29. Milan Lucic, Boston - 69,918
30. Jordan Eberle, Edmonton - 67,924


Defenseman
Erik Karlsson of the Senators continues to lead, while Dion Phaneuf of the provincial rival Maple Leafs is next as fans in Ontario are obviously planning to have a party in Ottawa.

1. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa - 351,957
2. Dion Phaneuf, Toronto - 324,031
3. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh - 277,094
4. Zdeno Chara, Boston - 245,865
5. Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit - 233,053
6. Sergei Gonchar, Ottawa - 212,052
7. John-Michael Liles, Toronto - 206,849
8. Duncan Keith, Chicago - 166,827
9. Shea Weber, Nashville - 147,302
10. Brent Seabrook, Chicago - 132,478
11. P.K. Subban, Montreal - 128,755
12. Chris Pronger, Philadelphia - 120,692
13. Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia - 112,009
14. Alexander Edler, Vancouver - 99,053
15. Niklas Kronwall, Detroit - 87,246
16. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles - 76,911
17. Dan Boyle, San Jose - 76,756
18. Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg - 74,347
19. Brent Burns, San Jose - 66,467
20. Sheldon Souray, Dallas - 63,401

Goaltenders
The Maple Leafs madness continued in goal where James Reimer vaulted past Tim Thomas and Marc-Andre Fleury for first among goalies.

Seriously folks, this is crazy. Reimer starting ahead of Thomas and Fleury? Mercy.

1. James Reimer, Toronto - 248,412
2. Tim Thomas, Boston - 243,311
3. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh - 240,289
4. Carey Price, Montreal - 133,345
5. Pekka Rinne, Nashville - 120,021
6. Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers - 115,973
7. Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia - 100,728
8. Nikolai Khabibulin, Edmonton - 98,660
9. Roberto Luongo, Vancouver - 81,106
10. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles - 80,596
11. * Jimmy Howard, Detroit - 71,948
12. * Corey Crawford, Chicago - 65,800
13. Kari Lehtonen, Dallas - 64,813
14. Ryan Miller, Buffalo - 58,738
15. Martin Brodeur, New Jersey - 50,331

* - Denotes write-in candidate

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