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Crosby, Subban, Bobrovsky named March 'Three Stars'

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of March.

Crosby led the league with 19 assists and 25 points as the Penguins became the first team in league history to post a perfect calendar month with at least 10 games. He also tied linemate Pascal Dupuis for first in the league with a plus-19 rating.

Crosby had points in 12 of 15 games. He also had a career high with five assists against the New York Islanders on March 10, becoming the only active player with more than one five-assist game in his career. He leads the NHL with 41 assists and 56 points in 36 games and is second with a plus-26 rating and 14 power-play assists.

Subban led all defensemen with 18 points (seven goals and 11 assists) in 14 games. He leads all blueliners with 10 goals and is third among defensemen with 27 points in 28 games. His six power-play goals are tied for first among defensemen, while his 18 power-play points are third.

Bobrovsky led the league with three shutouts and was second with nine wins, a 1.49 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage as the Blue Jackets went 10-2-4, their most successful month in franchise history. He allowed one goal or less in 10 of his 14 appearances, including his first career shutout against the Detroit Red Wings on March 9.

Bobrovsky made 30 or more saves seven times and tied his season best with 39 stops in consecutive games -- a 2-1 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on March 14 and a 1-0 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes on March 16.
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