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Giordano, Tarasenko, Rinne named NHL’s stars of the month


Calgary’s Mark Giordano, St. Louis’ Vladimir Tarasenko and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne have been named the NHL’s three stars for the month of November, the league announced on Monday.


Giordano led all defensemen and tied for sixth in the NHL with 16 points in 13 games to power the Flames (15-8-2, 32 points) to a 9-4-0 November record and third place in the Pacific Division.

Tarasenko ranked second in the NHL with 10 goals and 17 points (tied) to lift the Blues (16-6-2, 34 points) to an 11-3-1 November record and a share of the top spot in the League standings.

Rinne led the NHL with 10 wins and also placed in the top five in goals-against average (1.70) and save percentage (.938), backstopping the Predators (16-5-2, 34 points) to a 10-3-0 November record and the top spot in the Central Division.

Rinne got the nod as the top goalie for November, but there was no shortage of candidates: Marc-Andre Fleury, Craig Anderson, Carey Price, Jaroslav Halak and Karri Ramo all won a star of the week honor during the month.