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Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Rangers win for Marty; Wild defend home ice

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That can't be right.

Minor clock malfunction in Minnesota tonight.

No. 1 Star: Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers

Just one shot on goal for Marty in the Rangers' big 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, but dude -- his mom died. The mere fact that he was out there was downright incredible, and the way the Rangers played for him was inspiring to see. Here's Derick Brassard representing all of us late in the win:

No. 2 Star: Derick Brassard, New York Rangers

Not just for the hug. Brassard scored twice and added an assist for the Rangers. His first goal would stand as the game-winner as the blueshirts wrestled the momentum away from the Penguins, got people wondering about Marc-Andre Fleury again, and sent the series back to New York for a Game 6.

No. 3 Star: Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

Yet another big-minute night for Suter, who played 30:57, and put up two assists in the Wild's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks. The home team has won every game in this series, which, according to a popular saying, means it hasn't even started yet. Will it ever start?!

Honorable mention: Mats Zuccarrello has 3 assists for the Rangers, and Ryan McDonagh had a two-point night. Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh, and it was gorgeous... Sidney Crosby was among those that paid their condolences to St. Louis:

Did You Know? The Wild are now 5-0 at home in the playoffs.

Dishonorable mention: Just 18 shots for the Chicago Blackhawks, who were soundly outplayed.

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