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NHL Three Stars: Scrivens completes Metro sweep; Holtby, Lehtonen shine

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No. 1 Star: Ben Scrivens, Los Angeles Kings

Since taking over for the injured Jonathan Quick, Scrivens has excelled. He continued his stellar play with a 37-save shutout of the New York Rangers during a 1-0 win. The shutout was his third of the season and fifth of his career. Tyler Toffoli's fourth goal of the year early in the second period was enough for the Kings to complete their Metropolitan-area sweep of the Rangers, Islanders and Devils.

No. 2 Star: Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

The Wild captain potted a pair of goals which ended up being just enough for a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Josh Harding continued his incredible start by making 21 saves to improve to 12-2-2 on the season. His save percentage is now at .946 and his goals against average is now 1.25, 0.01 behind Scrivens for second in the NHL. Koivu was the hero of the night putting home his second of the game with 3:12 left in the third period:

No. 3 Stars: Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Holtby made a career high 46 saves as the Capitals downed the St. Louis Blues 4-1. Facing double digit shots in all three periods, Holtby frustrated St. Louis for his ninth win in 11 starts. Alex Steen had to watch as Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of first period goals to tie him for the NHL lead with 17. Nicklas Backstrom recorded three assists, including this beautiful touch pass on Ovechkin's first goal:

Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars

Goals from Valeri Nichushkin and Erik Cole were just enough as the Stars edged the Vancouver Canucks 2-1. Lehtonen shined in net making 42 saves for his sixth win in seven starts and 10th of the year.

Honorable mention: Power play goals from Ryan Johansen, R.J. Umberger and Fedor Tyutin helped pace the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Ottawa Senators 4-1. Officer Bobrovsky made 29 stops, including 24 over the final two periods, for his fifth win of the season. The Blue Jackets cashed in on three of their five power play opportunities ... Zach Redmond played 11:25 for the Jets in his first NHL game back after lacerating the right femoral artery and vein on his leg during a collision with a teammate last February ... A night after getting routed by the Nashville Predators 7-2, the Blackhawks' offense showed up in a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks. Helping matters were two points a piece for Kris Versteeg and Brandons Saad and Pirri. Patrick Sharp scored a pair of goals, including one on a third period penalty shot, and added an assist for a three-point night:

Did You Know? St. Louis's 10-game streak of scoring first was snapped. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: New York's power play went 0-for-5 ... Jaroslav Halak was pulled after allowing three goals on six shots in the opening 15:41 ... Steen had his 12-game point streak snapped ... Mark Borowiecki and James Wisniewski were both tossed from the game after this hit on Jared Boll:

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