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Iginla, Zubov and Lupul named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week

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NEW YORK -- Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla, Dallas Stars defenseman Sergei Zubov and Philadelphia Flyers right wing Joffrey Lupul have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending December 16.

FIRST STAR -- JAROME IGINLA, RW, CALGARY FLAMES Iginla video

Iginla scored a League-leading seven goals, including a pair of game-winners, as Calgary (16-13-5, 37 points) won four consecutive road games. He scored the game-tying goal at 19:50 of the third period in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Florida Panthers Dec. 11 and notched three goals, including the game-winner, an assist and a +4 rating in a 9-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Dec. 13. The Flames captain went on to score one goal in a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Dec. 14 and tallied his second four-point game of the week (two goals, two assists) and the game-winner in a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues Dec. 16. Iginla leads the Flames and ranks second to Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier in the NHL scoring race with 48 points (23 goals, 25 assists) in 34 games.

SECOND STAR -- SERGEI ZUBOV, D, DALLAS STARS
Zubov video

Zubov tallied eight points (one goal, seven assists), helping the Stars post three consecutive victories. The top-scoring defenseman in franchise history recorded multiple points in each game, beginning with a four-point effort (one goal, three assists) in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers Dec. 10. He recorded a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings Dec. 13 and collected two more in a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks Dec. 15. Zubov leads NHL defensemen in scoring with 32 points (four goals, 28 assists) in 33 games.

THIRD STAR -- JOFFREY LUPUL, RW, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Lupul video

Lupul scored 10 points in four games, beginning with a career-high six points (three goals, three assists) in an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Dec. 11. It marked the highest single-game point total by a Flyers player since Eric Lindros' 4-2--6 in a 6-3 victory at Toronto on March 19, 1997. Lupul notched his second hat trick of the week in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Dec. 15 and recorded an assist in a 4-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils Dec. 16. Lupul ranks third on the Flyers in scoring with 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) in 31 games.
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