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Perry, Crosby, Seguin named NHL’s three stars for October

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The Ducks’ Corey Perry celebrates his second goal of the night against the Buffalo Sabres at Honda Center Wednesday night Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Kevin Sullivan)


Anaheim’s Corey Perry, Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Dallas’ Tyler Seguin have been named the NHL’s top three stars for the month of October, the league announced on Monday.

The highlights:

Perry led the League with 10 goals in 12 games, helping the Ducks (9-3-0, 18 points) finish October with the top record in the NHL. He began the season with points in each of his first five outings (5-2—7), including his sixth career hat trick in Anaheim’s season-opener Oct. 9 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Crosby (7-8—15) tied for the League lead with 15 points in nine October games to lift the Penguins (6-2-1, 13 points) to the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. He posted consecutive three-point performances to open the season – Oct. 9 versus the Anaheim Ducks (2-1—3) and Oct. 11 against the Toronto Maple Leafs (1-2—3).

Seguin (7-8—15) shared the League lead with 15 points to power the Stars to a 4-2-4 record (12 points) in their 10 October games. After being held off the scoresheet in each of the team’s first two outings, he collected points in seven straight appearances.

All worthy choices, but there were some notable omissions: Jakub Voracek had 15 points in 10 games for the Flyers and currently leads the NHL in assists, with 13; Anaheim’s Frederik Andersen went 7-1-0 with a 1.60 GAA and .941 save percentage; San Jose’s Brent Burns led all defensemen in scoring, with 13 points in 12 games.