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Monday’s Three Stars: Teemu’s terrific trick; Hossa OT hero

Sean Leahy
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No. 1 Star: Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks

The amazing season for the 40-year old Selanne continued as his five-point night powered the Ducks over the Colorado Avalanche 5-4. Selanne notched his 22nd career hat trick and first since Oct. 2008 and added two helpers. His first goal of the night came via the penalty shot, which was his first successful attempt since his rookie year in 1993.

No. 2 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

It took all of 51 seconds in overtime for Hossa to net the game winner for the Blackhawks during a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. While on the power play, Hossa fired home a shot past Joey MacDonald to help the Blackhawks to their third win in four games against the Red Wings this season.

No. 3 Star: Cam Fowler, Anaheim Ducks

Fowler assisted on Selanne's second of the night and later broke a 3-3 tie with a goal on the power play. The blue liner is now second behind P.K. Subban in goals scored by rookie defensemen with nine.

Honorable mention: Jonathan Toews scored his 31st of the season and is three away from tying his career high of 34 goals ... Valiant in defeat, MacDonald stopped 38 shots for Detroit ... Corey Crawford won his 30th game of the season ... The victory gives Chicago a 15-6-4 record in February and March ... Ray Emery won his fifth straight game for the Ducks ... Milan Hejduk recorded assists on three of Colorado's four goals ... Saku Koivu and Lubomir Visnovsky each had consecutive assists on Anaheim's final two goals ... Anaheim's won eight out of their last 10.

Did you know? Nicklas Lidstrom's goal made him the first 40-year old defenseman in NHL history with a 60-point season. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: It was Henrik Zetterberg's hook on Patrick Kane with 3.7 seconds left in regulation that led to the power play that Chicago capitalized on in overtime ... Todd Bertuzzi's high hit on Ryan Johnson: suspendable offense or no?. Bertuzzi apologized to Johnson after the game for the hit that also took a chunk out of the Blackhawks forward's ear ... Brian Elliott fell to 2-7-1 since being dealt to Colorado.

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