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Nyquist, Lundqvist, Iginla named 'Three Stars'

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Detroit Red Wings right wing Gustav Nyquist, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla were named the NHL's "Three Stars" of the week Monday.

Nyquist led all players with six goals and tied for the NHL lead with seven points. He opened the week with two goals in a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Nyquist followed that up with a goal and an assist, including the primary assist on Daniel Alfredsson's last-second overtime winner, in a 5-4 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. He then scored his fifth game-winning goal of the season in a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday and capped the week with two goals, his fourth multi-goal game of the season, in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

Lundqvist went 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average, .942 save percentage and one shutout. He began the week by making 35 saves in an 8-4 triumph over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, moving past Mike Richter and into sole possession of first place in Rangers history with his 302nd career victory. Lundqvist then stopped 25 shots in a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. He capped the week by making 21 saves for his 50th career shutout (and fifth of the season) in a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, passing Ed Giacomin for the most shutouts in franchise history.

Iginla tied for second in the league with five goals in four outings. He had two goals in a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on March 17. Iginla followed that up with his seventh game-winning goal of the season, his most in one campaign since 2007-08 (nine), in a 4-2 triumph over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. After being held off the scoresheet in a 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, Iginla had two goals to post his sixth multi-goal game of the season in a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday to pass Hall of Famer and Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk for sole possession of 25th place on the NHL's all-time goals list (558).
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