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Monday’s Three Stars: Giroux, Flyers roll; Sabres rally

Greg Wyshynski
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No. 1 Star: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

Giroux scored goals Nos. 10 and 11 on the season, adding an assist on Wayne Simmonds' power-play goal, in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He's now tied with six other players for second in the NHL in goals behind Phil Kessel.

No. 2 Star: Derek Roy, Buffalo Sabres

Down 2-0 to the Montreal Canadiens in the third period, the Buffalo forward set up Jason Pominville's one-timer in the slot and then tied to game with his own snip past Carey Price (30 saves) in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens.

No. 3 Star: Pat Dwyer, Carolina Hurricanes

It came in a losing effort, but a special nod to Dwyer of the Hurricanes for scoring two shorthanded goals in the same game. His first came with under a second left in the first period. His second came on a shorthanded penalty shot, one game after the Flyers scored one of their own by Matt Read. It was the first two-goal game of Dwyer's career, and the first time a Hurricane scored two shorties in the same game since 2006.

Honorable mention: Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane and Tim Stapleton each had a goal and an assist in the Winnipeg Jets' 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, ending a 5-game losing streak. Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves. … Steve Stamkos had a goal and an assist in the loss. … Brad Boyes had the shootout game-winner for Buffalo, as Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves. … Erik Cole and Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist for the Habs. … Max Talbot and Matt Read had the other Flyers goals. Chris Pronger had three assists. … Tuomo Ruutu scored his seventh for the Hurricanes,.

Did you know? Their loss to the Jets ended a streak of 12 straight wins by the Lightning over the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise, which had been the NHL's longest active streak by one team against a single opponent. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Cam Ward was pulled after giving up four goals on 17 shots. … Dwayne Roloson was pulled after giving up four goals on 22 shots. … Chad LaRose was a minus-3. ... The Lightning were 0-for-5 on the power play.

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