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Thursday’s Three Stars: Dubnyk blanks Flyers; Canucks end Red Wings’ 23-game home winning streak

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No. 1 Star: Devan Dubnyk, Edmonton Oilers

Dubnyk kept the Philadelphia Flyers at bay all night with a 35-save performance earning him his 12th win of the year in a 2-0 Oilers win. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall scored both Edmonton goals in the second period. The shutout was Dubnyk's first of the season and third of his career.

No. 2 Star: Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks

Marleau's 24th and 25 goals of the year came in the game's opening 10:43 and were the only tallies for the Sharks in their 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Marleau's first of the night came just 32 seconds into the game that helped drop the Leafs to their seventh loss in eight games. Antti Niemi made 29 saves to record just his second win in his last eight starts.

No. 3 Star: Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg Jets

The Jets captain scored twice in the opening two periods as they built up a 4-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning and held on for a 4-3 win. It was the second straight two-goal game for Ladd, who also assisted on Dustin Byfuglien's 10th of the year to make it 4-0.

Honorable mention: Ray Whitney scored in regulation, assisted on another and put home the only goal in the shootout as the Phoenix Coyoted downed the Calgary Flames 4-3 to win for the ninth time in 10 games. Mike Smith made 21 saves for his ninth straight win ... Corey Perry recorded his third straight 30-goal season and eighth goal in nine games as the Anaheim Ducks slipped by the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout. Saku Koivu netted the only goal in the skills competition and Jonas Hiller stopped 30 shots ... The game marked the 2,900th in the career of Hurricanes broadcaster Chuck Kaiton ... Matt Cullen scored in regulation and later in the shootout as the Minnesota Wild edged the Florida Panthers 3-2. Niklas Backstrom made 41 saves ... Stephen Weiss played in his 614th game with the Panthers, passing Radek Dvorak on the franchise's all-time list ... Vladimir Sobotka tied things at two with under seven minutes to play and T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald both scored in the shootout as the St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators 3-2. Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves for his fourth win in six starts ... Ryan Malone has your assist of the night with this sweet between-the-legs dish to Steven Stamkos:

Steve Ott, Michael Ryder and Loui Eriksson all scored third period goals for the Dallas Stars as they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1. Richard Bachman stopped 26 shots as the Stars ended Chicago's four-game winning streak ... Daniel Sedin's second goal of the night with 15.4 seconds in regulation forced overtime and Alex Burrows would later pot the shootout winner as the Vancouver Canucks got by the Detroit Red Wings 4-3. Henrik Sedin, of course, assisted on both of Daniel's goals and Roberto Luongo made 33 saves ... Darren Helm recorded three points in the loss for Detroit. Kyle Quincey scored in his first game since being acquired by the Red Wings.

Fight of the Night: Jody Shelley vs. Darcy Hordichuk:

Did you know? The Ducks have earned 36 points since January 1, tied with Detroit for the most in the NHL. (@AnaheimDucks)

Dishonorable mention: The loss ends the Red Wings' 23-game winning streak at Joe Louis Arena. Their last defeat at home came on Nov. 3 against Calgary ... Mathieu Garon lasted just 22 minutes for the Lightning, allowing four goals on 18 shots ... Finally, Scott Hannan may have a few sleepless nights after this turnover:

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