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Hockey Night's 3 Stars

CBCSports.ca senior reporter Tim Wharnsby names the top performers in the NHL from Monday night.

CBCSports.ca senior reporter Tim Wharnsby names the top performers in the NHL from Monday night.

FIRST STAR: Vincent Lecavalier, F, Tampa Bay Lightning

Lecavalier scored only twice in his first 17 games this season, and he doubled that output with a two-goal game in the Lightning's 4-1 win in Phoenix. The big centre also chipped in an assist as Tampa improved to 4-0-2 in its past six outings.

SECOND STAR: Matt Moulson, F, N.Y. Islanders

The unheralded Moulson became the 16th player in the NHL this season to hit the 10-goal mark. He scored twice in the Islanders' 4-1 victory against Boston. It's early, but surprisingly the Islanders are among the top eight in the Eastern Conference.

THIRD STAR: Jack Johnson, D, Los Angeles Kings

Down 2-0 in the second period, Johnson started the Kings' comeback with a slapshot goal from the point and then fired the only goal in the shootout for a 4-3 Los Angeles win in Florida. He also had an end-to-end rush that almost resulted in the game-winner in overtime.