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Tarasenko, Datsyuk, Fleury named NHL’s three stars of the week

St. Louis Blues v New York Rangers

St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko reacts after tying the game with his third period goal during tkhe NHL hockey game between the St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT Photo by Chris Lee,


St. Louis’ Vladimir Tarasenko, Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Nov. 2.

The highlights:

Tarasenko led the NHL with five goals and tied for first with a +6 rating in powering the Blues (6-3-1, 13 points) to a trio of victories.

Datsyuk (4-3—7) tied for the League lead with seven points in three games to help the Red Wings (6-2-3, 15 points) earn five out of a possible six standings points.

Fleury went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .959 save percentage and two shutouts to backstop the Penguins (7-2-1, 15 points) to three consecutive wins (and four straight overall).

Fleury had a great week, though it’s worth mentioning the combined efforts of Winnipeg goalies Ondrej Pavelec and Michael Hutchinson. The Jets tandem allowed just four goals on 120 shots last week -- a .967 save percentage -- and combined for back-to-back 1-0 shutouts over the Rangers and Blackhawks on the weekend.