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Sunday’s Three Stars: Senators clinch; Voracek, Giroux lead Flyers over Pens

Harrison Mooney
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No. 1 Star: Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators

Turris had his best game as a member of the Senators Sunday, registering 4 points in a 5-1 win over the half-hearted New York Islanders. With the victory, the Senators officially punched their ticket to the playoffs. Turris scored twice and assisted on two others, including this Sergei Gonchar goal off a sweet feed from Milan Michalek:

Gonchar and Michalek had multi-point nights as well. Gonchar registered 1 goal and 1 assist, and Michalek chipped in a goal (his 35th) and 2 assists.

No. 2 Star: Devin Setoguchi, Minnesota Wild

Setoguchi had a big game for the Wild in their 5-4 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks. He scored a goal and assisted on two more -- Dany Heatley's 22nd of the season and Clayton Stoner's 1st of the campaign -- before scoring the shootout winner as well.

No. 3 Star: Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers

Voracek's first 3-point night as a member of the Flyers came in a 9-2 rout of the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 5. The competition was a little stiffer in his second. Voracek contributed 2 goals and an assist in a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, first scoring to cue the comeback after the Flyers had fallen down 2-0, then again to ice the game with an empty-netter. Claude Giroux pitched in a goal and 2 assists.

Honourable mention: Steve Sullivan scored twice in the Penguins loss, and Pascal Dupuis extended his point streak to 14 games, the longest active streak in the NHL ... Jiri Hudler scored the Detroit Red Wings' lone goal in regulation, then one of two they scored in the shootout to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1. The other was scored by Pavel Datsyuk, who almost managed to bank a puck off the back of Scott Clemmensen's head from behind the goal in this game:

... Patrice Bergeron was fantastic in the Boston Bruins' 2-1 win over the New York Rangers, scoring the game-winner and winning an absurd 17 of 19 faceoffs. With the win, the Bruins clinched the Northeast Division. Marion Gaborik scored his 40th goal of the season in the loss ... Teemu Hartikainen scored both Edmonton Oilers' goals in a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Teemu Selanne scored the lone Ducks' goal in the loss. Was it his last goal in the Honda Centre?

Did you know? The Penguins have surrendered 29 goals in their last 6 games.

Dishonourable mention: The Islanders played like a team that didn't want to be there. Granted, considering where they play, that's not surprising, but still ... Kyle Quincey may be staring down the barrel of a Shanaban ... Wild right wing Nick Johnson was a minus-3 in only 10 minutes of icetime.

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