Three stars and then some

A day late, but ...


1. Alexander Frolov, Patrick O'Sullivan and Michael Cammalleri, Los Angeles Kings: This line combined for 11 points in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. Frolov scored three goals, O'Sullivan had a career-high five points (one goal, four assists) and Cammalleri - who missed 18 games this season with a rib injury and the flu - had a season-high three assists.

2. Dan Cloutier, Los Angeles Kings: Came within four minutes and change of his first shutout since March 2004 and finished with 32 saves in the win over the Blues. Cloutier missed more than half of last season with a hip injury that required surgery, and started this season in the AHL while Los Angeles went with Jason LaBarbera, Jean-Sebastien Aubin and rookies Jon Quick and Jonathan Bernier.

3. Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks: Registered a season-high 49 saves in a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Luongo has allowed two goals per game as Vancouver has won a season high-tying three in a row heading into Saturday's game with the league-leading Detroit Red Wings.

4. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins: Had a goal and two assists in a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The reigning Calder Trophy winner has points in all 10 games this month, totaling eight goals and 16 assists to lead Pittsburgh to a 7-2-1 record.

5. Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders: Extended New York's winning streak to a season-high six in a row by stopping all 32 shots he faced in a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was the All-Star's third shutout this season and 14th of his career.


1. Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames: The shutout drought is over. The 2005-06 Vezina Trophy winner got his first shutout since March 27 - a 64-game span - by beating the Red Wings 1-0. Kiprusoff made 38 saves en route to his 25th career whitewash.

2. Jere Lehtinen, Dallas Stars: A three-time winner of the Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward, Lehtinen had two goals in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. After missing 33 games with a sports hernia, Lehtinen has four goals and six assists as Dallas has gone 9-2-0.

3. Cody McLeod, Colorado Avalanche: The rookie forward saved Colorado from an embarassing loss by scoring in the 12th round of the shootout, giving the Avs a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes after allowing the tying goal with three seconds to play in regulation

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