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Hockey Night's 3 Stars

CBCSports.ca senior reporter Tim Wharnsby names Simon Gagne, Martin Brodeur and Patrick O'Sullivan as his top performers in the NHL from Wednesday night.

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

FIRST STAR: Simon Gagne, LW, Philadelphia Abdominal surgery was responsible for Gagne being left off the Canadian Olympic team roster. But he certainly served notice that if there is an injury to one of the 13 forwards named on Wednesday that he could be a worthy substitute after his three-goal, four-point effort in the Flyers' 6-0 victory against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

SECOND STAR: Martin Brodeur, G, New Jersey Brodeur stopped 32 shots to record a 2-0 win for his second straight shutout against the Penguins. The Devils now have won all four meetings against the Stanley Cup champions and Brodeur has stopped 124 of 126 shots in those victories. The Penguins have not scored on the New Jersey goalie in the last 168 minutes and 28 seconds.

THIRD STAR: Patrick O’Sullivan, LW, Edmonton The Oilers forward scored two goals in a 3-1 win at home against Toronto to end a seven-game losing streak and give head coach Pat Quinn a victory in his first meeting against the Maple Leafs since he was fired by the organization following the 2005-06 season.

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