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NHL Three Stars: Bishop blanks Red Wings; Pouliot beats Flames with ‘The Forsberg’

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Alex Killorn would prefer if you stopped staring.

No. 1 Star: Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

Behind 28 saves, Bishop recorded his sixth career shutout during a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Tyler Johnson, J.T. Brown and Alex Killorn scored third period goals to send the Red Wings to their fifth straight loss and second in three games to the Lightning.

No. 2 Star: Derek Stepan, New York Rangers

Stepan opened the scoring for the Rangers and helped forced overtime by assisting on Chris Kreider's game-tying goal with 7:53 left in regulation. In the seventh round of the shootout, Benoit Pouliot channeled Kent Nilsson and Peter Forsberg to score the game-deciding tally:

No. 3 Star: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks captain assisted on two first period goals as Chicago built up a 3-0 lead that would be more than enough for a win over the Los Angeles Kings. Antti Raanta made 21 saves. The win was the 684th of Joel Quenneville's head coaching career. He's now tied with Pat Quinn for fourth all-time.

Honorable mention: Another week, another big comeback for the Washington Capitals. After finding themselves down 4-1 early in the third period, the Capitals scored three time in the final nine minutes, including Alex Ovechkin's 27th of the year (and 397th of his career) to tie the game with 48 seconds left. In the shootout, Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-deciding goal was Washington edged the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 ... Flyers rookie Michael Raffl recorded a career-best three assists ... Jesse Winchester and Nick Bjugstad scored two and a half minutes apart in the second period to help the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Scott Clemmensen needed only 17 saves to help Florida win their third straight ... Dustin Penner's goal with 3:17 left in the third period broke a 2-2 tie to help give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over his old team, the Edmonton Oilers. Ryan Getzlaf extended his points streak to 14 games with an assist. The Ducks improved to 13-0-2 at home this season.

Did You Know? Marian Hossa's shorthanded goal snapped the Kings' NHL-record streak of 18 games without allowing a first period goal. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Johan Franzen left the game in the second period after taking a blow to the head from Radko Gudas. He will be going through regular concussion protocol ... Corey Potter was given a five minute major and game misconduct for shoving Nick Bonino from behind and into the boards. Bonino returned the game. ... Edmonton has lost 15 of their last 17 games against Anaheim ... LA's six-game winning streak came to an end ... Philipp Grubauer is going to want this Sean Couturier goal back:

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