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NHL Three Stars: Jets stun Ducks, snapping home win streak

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No. 1 Star: Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets

The Anaheim Duck entered their game with the Jets with a 22-game unbeaten streak at home. Pavelec was the difference with a 42-save effort, leading Winnipeg to a 3-2 victory to snap the streak. Evander Kane had a goal and an assist.

No. 2 Star: John Tavares, New York Islanders

Tavares didn’t score a goal, but he had three key primary assists in the Islanders’ 5-3 rally against the New York Rangers, including a slick pass to setup Thomas Vanek for the game winner. Rick Nash had two goals for the Rangers.

No. 3 Star: Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators

The Washington Capitals’ offense sputtered without Alex Ovechkin, out with an injury, but Anderson still made 34 saves for the 2-0 shutout victory.

Honorable mention: Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas had three-point nights as the New Jersey Devils routed the St. Louis Blues, 7-1. Their power play went 3-for-4. … Kari Lehtonen stopped 18 shots in a 4-0 Dallas Stars shutout over the Minnesota Wild. Alex Goligoski had two assists. … Ed Jovanovski had a goal and an assist to overcome a 3-point night from Drew Stafford, as the Florida Panthers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3. … Jeff Carter scored his 20th and was booed by the fans, but the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Los Angeles Kings, 5-3. RJ Umberger had two goals. … Roberto Luongo made 28 saves, Kellan Lain scored his first NHL goal and the Vancouver Canucks won their first game without suspended coach John Tortorella, 2-1. … Phil Kessel and Nathan MacKinnon both at two goals, but the Toronto Maple Leafs used 35 saves from James Reimer to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-2.

Did You Know? The Devils offered ticket deals to fans who couldn’t make their game vs. the Blues.

Dishonorable mention: Brian Elliott was pulled after giving up three goals on nine shots. … Mikhail Grabovski was given a misconduct for the Capitals in a scrum with Zack Smith in which he clawed the Senators forward.

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