Sunday’s Three Stars: Juice pours it on; Avs blank Stars

No. 1 Star: Jussi Jokinen(notes), Carolina Hurricanes

The Juice had a point on each of the Carolina Hurricanes' first three goals of the game, building a 3-0 lead they would not relinquish in a 5-1 rout of the Boston Bruins. Jokinen set up Ray Whitney(notes) and Eric Staal(notes), and then followed the captain's goal with his 15th of the season 2:03 later. We'd say the loss was disastrous for the Bruins, but it does move the Canes to within five points of the Maple Leafs.

No. 2 Star: Craig Anderson(notes), Colorado Avalanche

The Avs goalie was 27-for-27 against the Dallas Stars, as Colorado won 4-0 thanks to two-point games from Paul Stastny(notes) and Chris Stewart(notes). It was Anderson's fifth shutout of the season and Colorado's sixth-straight win.

No. 3 Star: Sergei Gonchar(notes), Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins' power-play is second-to-last in the NHL, but the veteran defenseman scored two with the man advantage to lead Pittsburgh to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in a penalty-laden national TV game. He tied the game in the first period with a point blast and set up Matt Cooke's(notes) game-winner in the third with a perfectly placed pass from the blue line. He also led the Pens with 25:02 of ice time.

Honorable mention: Jeff Carter(notes) scored goal No. 22, his fifth in four games for the Flyers. ... Marty Turco(notes) made 32 saves in the Dallas loss. ... Cam Ward(notes) made 27 saves in the Carolina win, and Brent Johnson(notes) did the same for the Penguins.

Did you know? Dallas is 1-9-2 in its last 12 road games. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: As Leahy pointed out Sunday night, the Penguins/Flyers game featured another biting accusation, this time from Arron Asham(notes) claiming the Cooke Monster mistook him for a Fig Newton. ... The Flyers and Penguins combined for 52 total penalty minutes. ... Tim Thomas(notes) was pulled by the Bruins after giving up four goals on 15 shots. ... Dennis Wideman(notes) was a minus-4 for the B's, which probably wasn't what Claude Julien meant by "pick up his game."

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