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Datsyuk, Turco and Drury named NHL 'Three Stars' of the Week

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-- Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk, Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco and New York Rangers center Chris Drury have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending February 3.

FIRST STAR -- PAVEL DATSYUK, C, DETROIT RED WINGS Datsyuk highlights

Datsyuk led all NHL scorers with seven points (one goal, six assists) as the Red Wings (40-10-4, 84 points) posted three consecutive victories and extended their lead in the League's overall standings to 16 points. Datsyuk earned points on seven of Detroit's eight goals, beginning with three assists in a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Jan. 30. He tallied assists on both goals in a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Feb. 1 and notched the game-winning goal and one assist in a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins Feb. 2. Datsyuk is tied with linemate Henrik Zetterberg for the team scoring lead with 65 points (18 goals, 47 assists) in 54 games. He ranks second in the NHL with a +37 rating, trailing teammate Nicklas Lidstrom (+46).

SECOND STAR -- MARTY TURCO, G, DALLAS STARS Turco highlights

Turco posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.67 goals-against average and .948 save percentage as the Stars swept their three-game trip to Western Canada. He made 29 saves in a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Jan. 29, stopped 32 of 33 shots in a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers Feb. 1 and made 31 saves in a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames Feb. 2. Turco has posted a 22-11-4 record, 2.35 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and one shutout in 40 appearances this season. The Stars (31-20-5, 67 points) reclaimed the Pacific Division lead, rank second in the Western Conference and third in the NHL overall standings.

THIRD STAR -- CHRIS DRURY, C, NEW YORK RANGERS Drury highlights

Drury tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in four games as the Rangers posted a 3-1-0 record. He recorded one goal and one assist in a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Jan. 31, tallied two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils Feb. 1 and finished the week by scoring the game-winning goal and adding one assist in a 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 3. Drury ranks third among Rangers in scoring with 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) in 55 games.




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