NHL Three Stars: Quick blanks Sharks; Perron tricks Canucks

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No. 1 Star: Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Bouncing back from the Dodger Stadium loss, Quick pitched a 23-shot shutout of the San Jose Sharks as Anze Kopitar’s goal stood up in the 1-0 win. That included 14 shots in the third for the Sharks.

No. 2 Star: David Perron, Edmonton Oilers

He didn’t have the game-winner, as that went to Jesse Joensuu, but Perron had the Oilers’ other three goals in their 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Perron’s empty netter was Goal No. 22 on the season. His hat trick came on three shots.

No. 3 Star: Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes

Staal led a third-period Carolina rally with two goals in a minute, and then Jordan Staal scored the game-winner 1:47 seconds later as the Canes stunned the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2.

Honorable mention: Jordan Schroeder had two goals in his return to the Canucks’ lineup. … Brad Marchand had a goal and three assists in the Boston Bruins’ 6-3 rout of the New York Islanders. … Chris Kunitz scored goal No. 26 and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 Buffalo Sabres’ shots in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-0 victory. … Colorado had goals from four different players, including Alex Tanguay’s game-winner, as the Avs topped the Dallas Stars, 4-3. Semyon Varlamov had 41 saves. Tyler Seguin scored twice for the Stars.

Did You Know? Seguin has four goals and four assists against Colorado this season

Dishonorable mention: Chris Higgins and Alex Edler were a minus-3. … Kevin Poulin was pulled after giving up six goals on 36 shots in 48:06. … Casey Cizikas was a minus-4, while Matt Martin and Colin McDonald were minus-3.

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