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NHL Three Stars: Stastny leads comeback for Avs; Lundqvist, Rangers edge Blackhawks

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That flow would get anyone excited.

No. 1 Star: Paul Stastny, Colorado Avalanche

Down a goal late in the third period, Stastny tied the score 3-3 with 2:20 remaining to force overtime. In the extra frame, his behind-the-net pass to Tyson Barrie helped give the Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. With three points against the Sens, Stastny now has eight points in three games:

No. 2 Star: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Is Lundqvist back to being the Lundqvist we know? The Rangers hope so. King Henrik stopped 35 shots as New York edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. He also picked up his 14th career assist on Mats Zuccarello's first period goal. Carl Hagelin's tally with 5:57 left in the third broke the 2-2 tie.

No. 3 Star: Andrej Meszaros, Philadelphia Flyers

Meszaros assisted on all three Flyers goals as they downed the Montreal Canadiens 3-1. The win was their 10th straight at Wells Fargo Center, with their last loss at home coming Nov. 7.

Honorable Mention: Steve Mason stopped 18 of 19 shots faced for his 18th win, his most since 2010-11 ... Zac Rinaldo scored his first goal in 55 games ... Gabriel Landeskog assisted on each of Colorado's final three goals ... Nice goal line clearance here by Tomas Plekanec:

Did You Know? The last time the Flyers won at least 10 straight home games in regulation was 1984-85. (Flyers)

Dishonorable Mention: Chicago's 10-game point streak came to an end ... It was also Chicago's first regulation loss since Dec. 14 ... Via Ian Mendes of TSN, the Senators have lost in overtime in each of their last three visits to Colorado.

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