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No. 1 Star: Jonathan Quick(notes), Los Angeles Kings

Quick reached a career high with his fifth shutout of the season, 13th of his career, after making 34 saves in a 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins. Ryan Smyth(notes) and Andrei Loktionov(notes) each scored for the Kings who won back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 26-27th.

No. 2 Star: Brandon Sutter(notes), Carolina Hurricanes

Sutter had scored just once since Dec. 13th, but broke his scoring skid with two goals in the third period during a 6-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The win helps Carolina improve to 7-0-1 when Sutter scores and since rookie Jeff Skinner(notes) notched his 18th, 13-2-0 when the Calder Trophy candidate gets on the scoresheet.

No. 3 Star: Brandon Yip(notes), Colorado Avalanche

Yip broke a 13-game goalless drought with his fourth multi-goal game of his career with a pair in Colorado's 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. A scoreless first period led to Yip netting his 8th and 9th goals in the second period. Kevin Shattenkirk(notes) and Ryan Stoa(notes) would score in a 44 second span midway through the third period as the Avs ended a two-game slide. 

Honorable mention: Martin Biron(notes) made 22 saves and the New York Rangers scored on three of their four shootout attempts to edge the Washington Capitals 2-1. Wojtek Wolski's(notes) shootout tally mixed up Caps goalie Braden Holtby(notes):

After spending three days in Vancouver, the Dallas Stars didn't come ready to play and it showed during a 7-1 rout by the Canucks. The Sedins combined for 5 points and Ryan Kesler(notes) scored his career high 27th goal as Vancouver ended a four-game losing streak ... Brendan Morrison(notes) scored a goal in the third straight game as the Calgary Flames won their third in a row with a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Miikka Kiprusoff(notes) made 23 saves in his 500th career NHL games ... Finally, David Koci(notes) and Cam Janssen(notes) engaged in a pretty entertaining tilt:

Did you know? Monday's win was the 1,000th in the franchise history of the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Kari Lehtonen(notes) allowed all seven Canuck goals and saw his four-game win streak snapped. It was the second straight game Dallas allowed seven goals ... While head coach Ron Wilson said it wasn't a sucker punch, many Leafs were upset with Tim Gleason's(notes) fight with Nikolai Kulemin(notes):

From the Globe and Mail:

"I was disgusted with that," Kulemin's linemate Clarke MacArthur(notes) said. "There's certain match-ups on the ice and I don't care what [Gleason] says, you know when you're in the right match-up. A guy like Kulemin's never been a guy to fight and Gleason does it a lot. He knows better than that."

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