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NHL Three Stars: Kunitz plays trick on Caps, Moose shuts out the Islanders

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George Parros scored Sunday! He now has more goals than Phil Kessel and Jarome Iginla combined.

No. 1 Star: Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins

Kunitz closed out the Washington Capitals in style, scoring the final 3 goals in Pittsburgh's 6-3 win Sunday afternoon. It certainly helps when you're being set up by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, both of whom had 2 assists on Kunitz's hat trick. Crosby had 3 in the game.

No. 2 Star: Johan Hedberg, New Jersey Devils

The Moose played his backup role perfectly, stepping in for the Devils and stopping all 22 shots he faced, shutting out the NY Islanders in a 3-0 win. This save on a breaking-away Michael Grabner was by far his spiffiest:

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Steve Bernier scored twice for the Devils and David Clarkson added the empty-netter to seal the victory.

No. 3 Star: Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres

It came in a losing effort, as the Sabres fell 4-3 to the Florida Panthers, but Thomas Vanek did his part, picking up a goal and 2 assists in the loss. He now has an absurd 19 points in his first 8 games, a pace that appears to have broken NHL.com. Cody Hodgson matched the production with a goal and 2 assists of his own. Brian Campbell scored the game-winner for the Panthers.

Honourable mention: Mike Ribeiro has a goal and an assist for the Capitals in the loss... Carey Price had 32 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Erik Cole and David Desharnais had the goals...

Did you know? Craig Andersen has played 8 games this season, and he has yet to allow a goal after the 1st intermission, which is insane. [@TH2NStatsGuy]

Dishonourable mention: Braden Holtby allowed 6 goals on 26 shots, which probably make Vancouver Canucks GM and assistant GM Mike Gillis and Laurence Gilman, both of whom were in attendance, very happy... Jakob Silfverberg was called for goalie interference on what would have been the Senators' game-tying goal. It was a bad call... This clip of the zamboni door trying to eat Mike Green's stick is a pretty good example of how little is going the Washington Capitals' way this season:

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