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Thursday's Three Stars: Sedin, Foligno gobble up goals

Greg Wyshynski
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No. 1 star: Henrik Sedin(notes), Vancouver Canucks

Henrik picked up the secondary helper on Alex Burrows's(notes) first-period goal and scored the eventual game-winner in Vancouver's 4-1 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings. His third-period goal, answering a late second-period tally by Wayne Simmonds(notes) of the Kings, came after Sedin won the faceoff, Alexander Edler(notes) cranked a shot from the blue line and Sedin collected the Jon Quick(notes) (30 saves) rebound for his 14th of the season.

No. 2 Star: Nick Foligno(notes), Ottawa Senators

With the Senators tied 1-1 against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, Foligno collected a pass behind the net on a power play and surprised Steve Mason(notes) with a wraparound goal for the game-winner. Ottawa wins, 2-1, and moving back into first place in the Northeast Division.

No. 3 Star: Kyle Wellwood(notes), Vancouver Canucks

The TV announcers initially gave Tanner Glass's(notes) third-period goal to Wellwood, who helped start the scoring play, but the Canucks forward would finally score his first of the season into an empty net to clinch the Vancouver victory. There's simply no way Kyle Wellwood could score a goal on Turkey Day and not earn at least third star, right?

Honorable mention: Jason Spezza(notes) had a goal for the Senators, taking some of the heat off the struggling center. ... Roberto Luongo(notes) made 31 saves in the Canucks win, while Brian Elliott(notes) had 32 for Ottawa. ... Jesse Winchester(notes) had two assists for the Senators. ... In perhaps the most interesting news of the night, the Kings signed last summer's first-round draft pick Brayden Schenn(notes) to a one-day amateur tryout contract, making him the third-youngest player to ever appear in a regular season game for LA at 18 years, 97 days. He played 12:31 with no points and a minus-1.

Did you know?: The Canucks won the faceoff battle with the Kings by a lopsided 41-25 margin.

Dishonorable mention: Dustin Brown(notes) was a minus-4 for Los Angeles, while Alex Frolov was a minus-3. ... Steve Mason is now 1-3-1 in his last five starts. ...

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