NEW YORK -- Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin and Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for March.
FIRST STAR -- COREY PERRY, RW, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Perry led the NHL in goals (15) and tied for the lead in points (21) in 14 games, helping the Ducks (44-28-5) climb to seventh place in the Western Conference standings. He also posted a League-leading four game-winning goals and registered a +9 rating. Perry tallied points in 10 games and goals in nine, including two-goal games versus the New York Rangers (Mar. 9), Phoenix Coyotes (Mar. 13), Calgary Flames (Mar. 20, Mar. 30) and Chicago Blackhawks (Mar. 26). Perry leads the NHL in goals with 46 and ranks fourth in points (89). He is tied with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin for the League lead in game-winning goals, each with 10.
SECOND STAR -- DANIEL SEDIN, LW, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Corey Perry and Alex Ovechkin for the League lead in game-winning goals (10).
THIRD STAR -- PEKKA RINNE, G, NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Rinne posted a 9-3-2 record with a 1.91 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and two shutouts, helping the Predators (42-26-10) finish the month in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff race. He allowed two goals or fewer in seven of 14 games, including a 29-save, 3-0 shutout victory over the Vancouver Canucks Mar. 3 and a 19-save 4-0 shutout over the Minnesota Wild Mar. 10. In his third full season with Nashville, Rinne has posted a 31-21-8 record with a 2.10 goals-against average, .929 save percentage and six shutouts in 60 appearances.