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Saturday’s Three Stars: Sedin’s career high; Price blanks Pens

Sean Leahy
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No. 1 Star: Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

With two goals on the night, Sedin set a career-high with his 37th and added an assist on Alex Burrows' 20th of the season as Vancouver rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3. The three-point night gives Sedin 10 points in his last five games. Brother Henrik recorded two assists to give him nine points in the last five games. Ryan Kesler scored one of Vancouver's two power play goals to snap an 11-game goalless drought.

No. 2 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

Mike Cammalleri and Travis Moen each scored in the opening minute of the first two periods as Montreal blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0. Price earned his eighth shutout of the year and 12th of his career with a 26-save performance and has now won six of his last eight starts for the Canadiens.

No. 3 Star: Derek MacKenzie, Columbus Blue Jackets

MacKenzie notched the first multi-goal game of his career as Columbus held off the Carolina Hurricanes for a 3-2 win to end a seven-game losing streak. Scoring 42 seconds into the second period, McKenzie gave the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead. His second of the night was thought to be the insurance marker with 1:01 remaining in the game, but Tuomo Ruutu's late tally for Carolina gave MacKenzie his first career game-winning goal.

Honorable mention: Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves and stopped five of six San Jose shooters in the shootout for a 3-2 Rangers win. Brandon Dubinsky netted the winner in the sixth round of the shootout to put New York two points ahead of Buffalo for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference ... Goals by Mikhail Grabovski and Phil Kessel 2:33 apart early in the third period gave Toronto the lead for good en route to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Clarke MacArthur scored his 20th of the season and James Reimer ended a three-game losing streak with 39 saves ... Anssi Salmela's overtime goal gave the Devils a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders and put New Jersey five points out of the final playoff spot in the East. Devils rookie Jacob Josefson scored his first NHL goal in the win ... Travis Moen's goal was the 11,000th in Canadiens franchise history ... Pittsburgh played in front of their 200th straight sell-out crowd ... After falling down 3-0 to Philadelphia, the Thrashers rallied back with four goals in the third period and then Ron Hainsey sent everyone home with the overtime winner 1:17 into the extra frame ... Ville Leino notched a hat trick for the Flyers in the loss and apparently they're throwing shoes in Philly to celebrate (while they're tossing fish in honor of opponent penalties in Calgary) ... In his 100th NHL game, Jason Garrison scored with 16 seconds left in overtime to give Florida a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. Scott Clemmensen made 35 saves as the Panthers won for the fourth time in five games against the Lightning this season ... Behind 36 saves from Pekka Rinne and a two points from Martin Erat and Joel Ward, the Nashville Predators downed Colorado 4-2 ... After blowing a 3-1 lead early in the third period, Detroit scored twice in a 1:20 span en route to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Jimmy Howard made 26 saves for his NHL-best 17th road win and Pavel Datsyuk broke the 3-3 tie with the goal of the night:

Did you know? "Red Wings C Mike Modano played in his 1,487th game, tying Wayne Gretzky for 15th on the NHL career list." (AP)

Dishonorable mention: The Sabres missed Paul Gaustad in the faceoff dot winning just 18 of 55 draws ... Carolina's power play failed on each of their nine opportunities ... The Avalanche have now lost 18 of their last 19 games.

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