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Ovechkin, Eller, Fluery named 'Three Stars'

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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week.

Ovechkin led the league with four goals, six points, three power-play goals, five power-play points and 24 shots on goal. He closed the week by scoring Washington' only goal, the 375th of his career, in a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday.

Eller factored in five of Montreal's seven goals, tying for second in the league with three goals and five points as the Canadiens split their opening two games. He began the season by recording two goals and an assist for three points in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday.

Fleury posted a 2-0-0 record with a 0.50 goals-against average, .979 save percentage and one shutout as the Penguins opened the season with a pair of victories. He recorded 27 saves in a 3-0 triumph over the New Jersey Devils Thursday, marking the 24th shutout of his NHL career and second in a season-opening game. Fleury then made 20 stops in a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday, extending his season-opening shutout streak to a franchise-record 115:06 before allowing a goal with 4:54 remaining in regulation.
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