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NHL: Staal, Rinne, Getzlaf '3 Stars' of Week

NEW YORK--Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 25.

NEW YORK-Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 25.

Staal paced the NHL with 4-3--7 in four games to propel the Wild (35-20-7, 77 points) to a perfect week and into third place in the Central Division.

He collected one assist in a 5‑3 win over the New York Islanders Feb. 19, followed by a goal in a 4-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils Feb. 22.

Staal then registered 2-2--4, his 13th career four-point performance and first since March 8, 2015, with Carolina in a 4-1 triumph over the New York Rangers Feb. 23.

He capped the week with his 30th goal of the season, reaching the milestone for the first time since 2010-11 and sixth time overall, in a 3-2 overtime victory against the San Jose Sharks Feb. 25.

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The 33-year-old Thunder Bay, Ont., native shares seventh place in the NHL with 30 goals and ranks 20th overall with 59 points in 62 contests (30-29--59).

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