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"Game Time" PROSPECT SUNDAY: TRENDING UP, Dec. 21, 2014

Very little action in the system this week, as everyone is getting ready for their Christmas break, and three of the Blues' top prospects -- Ivan Barbashev, Robbie Fabbri and Ville Husso -- prepare to represent their countries (Russia, Canada and Finland, respectively) at the U20 World Junior Championships starting in Montreal on Boxing Day. Here's your "Fab Five" for the week in the Blues' prospect stable.

Trending Up

By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department

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THREE STAR SELECTIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12-20-14

*** FIRST Star *** ** SECOND Star ** * THIRD Star *
Maxim LETUNOV Niklas LUNDSTRÖM Ivan BARBASHEV
ML BW NL BW IB BW
Youngstown (USHL) Alaska (ECHL) Moncton (QMJHL)
** 1 game played this week ** 3 games played this week ** 1 game played this week
** 1 G, 2 A, minus-1 ** 185 mins, 6 GA, 2-0-0-1 (1 A) ** 1 G, 1 A, even
** 0 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 1 GW ** 1.95 GAA, 93.6 save %, 0 SO ** 0 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 1 GW

HONORABLE MENTION:

SK BW . SAM KURKER
. Sioux City (USHL)
. 2 games played this week
. 1 G, 2 A, plus-1, 0 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW

TV BW . TOMMY VANNELLI
. Medicine Hat (WHL)
. 1 game played this week
. 1 G, 2 A, plus-3, 0 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW

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THREE STAR POINT STANDINGS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12-20-14

Players receive four points for being named First Star, three points for Second Star, two points for Third Star, and one point for Honorable Mention. The top ten prospects in the Three Star point standings for this week are as follows:

. PLAYER CLUB 1ST 2ND 3RD H/M TOTAL PTS
. Robbie FABBRI Guelph (OHL) 4 2 1 0 24
. Ivan BARBASHEV Moncton (QMJHL) 1 3 1 2 17
. Jaedon DESCHENEAU Kootenay (WHL) 1 3 2 0 17
. Ty RATTIE Chicago (AHL) 2 0 1 1 11
. Ville HUSSO HIFK Helsinki (Liiga) 2 0 0 2 10
. Niklas LUNDSTRÖM Alaska (ECHL) 0 1 1 3 8
. Samuel BLAIS Victoriaville (QMJHL) 1 0 1 1 7
. Philip McRAE Chicago (AHL) 0 1 2 0 7
. Jordan SCHMALTZ North Dakota (NCHC) 0 2 0 0 6
. Jordan BINNINGTON Chicago (AHL) 0 0 1 3 5
. Maxim LETUNOV Youngstown (USHL) 1 0 0 1 5
. Zach POCHIRO Prince George (WHL) 1 0 0 1 5
. Sebastian WÄNNSTRÖM Chicago (AHL) 1 0 0 1 5