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NHL Three Stars: The King crowns Wings; Oshie leads Blues

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Rangers top Red Wings 3-0 in Lundqvist's 300th win
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) deflects a shot on goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in New York. The Rangers won the game 3-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 1 Star: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

The King made 30 saves to lead the Rangers over the Detroit Red Wings, 3-0. That included 18 saves in the first two periods to hold a 1-0 lead, until Chris Kreider scored a pair in the third.

No. 2 Star: Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings

Carter opened the scoring with a goal before scoring another on the power play in the third and then assisting on Trevor Lewis’s game-breaking tally, in the Kings’ 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Alas, he also took a misconduct in the third.

No. 3 Star: T.J. Oshie, St. Louis Blues

Oshie opened the scoring and tallied the first goal of the shootout in the Blues’ 3-2 win at the Minnesota Wild.

Honorable mention: Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists in the Boston Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Jimmy Hayes had two goals for the Panthers. … Jonathan Toews scored a third-period goal in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. … Brian Elliott made a heck of a paddle save for the Blues:

Did You Know? Boston forward Daniel Paille left the game in the first period after taking a big hit from defenseman Ed Jovanovski along the boards. Paille was able to skate to the Boston bench before leaving for the dressing room. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Roberto Luongo gave up four goals on 41 shots. He’s here because of that shot total, not his play. … Steve Ott and Kyle Brodziak threw down:

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