Hockey

Hockey Night's 3 Stars

Vancouver Canucks centre Henrik Sedin scored his 14th goal of the season in Thursday night's 4-1 win over Los Angeles and is just eight shy of his career high in the NHL.

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

FIRST STAR: Henrik Sedin, F, Vancouver Canucks

The centre notched a goal and an assist in the Canucks' 4-1 victory at home against Los Angeles. Sedin already has 14 goals this season, just eight shy of his career high. Sedin also played in his 359th consecutive game. The current ironman league leader is Calgary's Jay Bouwmeester at 365, followed by Sedin and St. Louis' Brad Boyes at 349.

SECOND STAR: Roberto Luongo, G, Vancouver Canucks

The 30-year-old Luongo might have played his best game of the season, making 31 saves against the Kings.

THIRD STAR: Jesse Winchester, F, Ottawa Senators

Winchester assisted on both Senators goals in a 2-1 victory at home against Columbus. It was the Senators' fifth win in six games and sets up a Saturday showdown at Boston for top spot in the Northeast Division. The Senators have a one-point lead with a game in hand.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim has covered the hockey landscape and other sports in Canada for three decades for CBC Sports, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun. He has been to three Winter Olympics, 11 Stanley Cups, a world championship as well as 17 world junior championships, 13 Memorial Cups and 13 University Cups. The native of Waterloo, Ont., always has his eye out for an underdog story.

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