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Lupul, Niemi, Hall named week's 'Three Stars'

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The NHL announced Monday that Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Joffrey Lupul, San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi and Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall were named the league's "Three Stars" for the week.

Lupul led the league with nine points in four games and tied for first with five goals, including three game winners and three power-play goals.

For the season, Lupul has eight goals and five assists in nine games.

Niemi had a league-best four wins and two shutouts with a 1.22 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage in four appearances. He ranks in the top 10 in the league with 16 wins, a 2.13 goals-against average, a .925 save percentage and three shutouts in 30 games.

Hall tied for first in the league with five goals and was second with eight points in four games. Hall broke Wayne Gretzky's franchise record for the fastest hat trick to start a game when he scored three goals in the first 7:53 of a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks last Tuesday. Hall leads the Oilers with 23 assists and 34 points in 31 games.

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