Zemgus Girgensons' All-Star vote domination grows

Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman, right, of Sweden, hip-checks Buffalo Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons, of Latvia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 5-0. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

A week ago, it was a cute little story that Buffalo forward Zemgus Girgensons had all of Latvia voting for him for the NHL All-Star Game. He was the NHL's leading vote getter, but not by a lot 399,356 to P.K. Subban's 240,362. At that time it seemed like the law of averages would prevail and Girgensons would fall back to the pack.

Not the case, oh not at all. The league announced the newest totals with Girgensons holding a 803,805 to 375,758 advantage over Chicago's Patrick Kane after three weeks of voting.

If voting ended Tuesday, Girgensons, Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Subban and Corey Crawford would all hold guaranteed spots in the All-Star Game. The likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Tyler Seguin and Mark Giordano would not -- though all would probably still make it.

Still... yikes... in a totally awesome way of course.

The last time there was a fan vote, Erik Karlsson led all players with 939,591 total. So this basically means that Girgensons is pretty much assured of making the All-Star Game. Voting ends Jan. 1, and it appears there is no stopping the 'Zemgus Train.'

Yay Latvia!

Sidenote: Since it was released Dec. 2 that he was the leading All-Star vote getter, Girgensons has 'shamed his homeland' with just one assist and is a minus-2 in three games.

At very least can we get a #zemgusgirgensonsfacts going out of this on Twitter?

Anyway, here are the totals...


Corey Crawford Chicago        311,166 
Carey Price Montreal      298,440 
Henrik Lundqvist NY Rangers      161,171 
Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh      156,592 
Pekka Rinne Nashville      138,757 
Jonathan Quick Los Angeles      107,751 
Jaroslav Halak NY Islanders      100,934 
Sergei Bobrovsky Columbus        92,765 
Jonas Hiller Calgary        89,288 
Jhonas Enroth Buffalo        89,038 


Duncan Keith Chicago        361,830 
P.K. Subban Montreal        351,726 
Brent Seabrook Chicago        275,990 
Kris Letang Pittsburgh        228,964 
Andrei Markov Montreal        181,220 
Mark Giordano Calgary        172,449 
Shea Weber Nashville        171,415 
Erik Karlsson Ottawa        158,119 
Zdeno Chara Boston        152,381 
Drew Doughty Los Angeles        142,873 
Olli Maatta Pittsburgh        114,267 
Niklas Kronwall Detroit        113,968 
TJ Brodie Calgary        102,987 
Tyler Myers Buffalo        102,655 
Roman Josi Nashville          83,155 
Johnny Boychuk NY Islanders          69,043 
Alex Pietrangelo St. Louis          68,415 
Niklas Hjalmarsson Chicago          65,803 
Ryan McDonagh NY Rangers          65,740 
Jack Johnson Columbus          63,115 
Rasmus Ristolainen Buffalo          60,981 
Mark Streit Philadelphia          58,488 
Ryan Suter Minnesota          57,802 
Kevin Shattenkirk St. Louis          56,043 
Victor Hedman Tampa Bay          53,649 
Brent Burns San Jose          51,084 
Dion Phaneuf Toronto          42,069 
Sami Vatanen Anaheim          37,119 
Cam Fowler Anaheim          33,281 
Alexander Edler Vancouver          29,318 


Zemgus Girgensons Buffalo         803,805 
Patrick Kane Chicago         375,758 
Jonathan Toews Chicago         367,962 
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh         353,132 
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh         222,791 
Max Pacioretty Montreal         189,727 
Patrick Sharp Chicago         186,198 
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay         160,376 
Tyler Seguin Dallas         158,814 
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit         134,276 
Tomas Plekanec Montreal         133,068 
Marian Hossa Chicago         114,473 
Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis         100,436 
Jakub Voracek Philadelphia           89,178 
Rick Nash NY Rangers           88,527 
John Tavares NY Islanders           86,273 
Alex Ovechkin Washington           83,706 
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit           83,178 
Tyler Ennis Buffalo           82,339 
Martin St Louis NY Rangers           80,477 
Alex Galchenyuk Montreal           79,890 
Jamie Benn Dallas           79,731 
Phil Kessel Toronto           74,150 
Jaromir Jagr New Jersey           72,097 
Claude Giroux Philadelphia           69,245 
Gustav Nyquist Detroit           68,172 
Chris Kunitz Pittsburgh           67,491 
Patrice Bergeron Boston           65,824 
James Neal Nashville           65,490 
Filip Forsberg Nashville           62,621 
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles           61,324 
John Gaudreau Calgary           58,924 
Marian Gaborik Los Angeles           56,979 
Sean Monahan Calgary           56,373 
Brian Gionta Buffalo           55,971 
Corey Perry Anaheim           54,046 
Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim           51,692 
Zach Parise Minnesota           49,833 
Ryan Johansen Columbus           48,102 
TJ Oshie St. Louis           45,376