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NHL Three Stars: Jokinen’s pair powers Pens; Ramo helps snap Flames’ streak

Sean Leahy
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No. 1 Star: Jussi Jokinen, Pittsburgh Penguins

Two nights after falling 5-1 to the Florida Panthers, the Penguins thumped the Montreal Canadiens by the same score. Jokinen scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season and has multiple points in each of the last six games he's appeared on the scoresheet.

No. 2 Star: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings captain assisted on each of Detroit's final three goals as they got past the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 after a shootout. Darren Helm beat Corey Crawford in the sixth round of the shootout as the Red Wings won for only the second time in 11 games at home against Chicago.

No. 3 Star: Karri Ramo, Calgary Flames

Behind Ramo's 30 saves and a pair of second period goals, the Flames downed the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2. Lance Bouma and Matt Stajan scored eight minutes apart to give Calgary a 3-1 lead en route to their first win at home in eight games. The victory was also their six straight against the Coyotes at the Saddledome.

Honorable mention: Sidney Crosby scored his 26th of the season and leads the NHL in points with 69 ... Evgeni Malkin recorded two points, including this goal where he breezed by Andrei Markov:

Jiri Tlusty's goal with 6:10 left in the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and halted a Philadelphia Flyers comeback as the Hurricanes left with the two points and a 3-2 win. Tlusty had opened the scoring by assisting on Alex Semin's first period goal ... Carolina is now 3-0-0 versus the Flyers this season ... Nathan Gerbe submitted a goal of the year candidate, going between-the-legs on Steve Mason ... Jonas Gustavsson kept the shootout going with this late toe save on Patrick Kane:

Did You Know? "Carolina hadn't won three straight against Philadelphia since a six-game winning streak from Dec. 22, 1990-April 15, 1992 when they were the Hartford Whalers." (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Carey Price was in net for all five Pittsburgh goals and before being given the hook late in the second period ... Brayden Schenn went 2-for-12 in the face-off circle.

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