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Hockey Night's 3 Stars

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

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

FIRST STAR: Marian Gaborik, RW, N.Y. Rangers

The Rangers' offensive wizard scored a hat trick in New York's 3-1 road win in Colorado to end a five-game losing streak on Sunday. Gaborik now is fourth in goal scoring with 33, behind only Patrick Marleau (37), Alex Ovechkin (35) and Sidney Crosby (34). 

SECOND STAR: Alexandre Burrows, RW, Vancouver

The abrasive Burrows steered the Canucks to a come-from-behind 5-3 win with a two-goal, two-assist effort against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. His short-handed goal in the second period started the comeback in which Vancouver overcame a three-goal deficit.

THIRD STAR: Tomas Vokoun, G, Florida

If he continues to play as well as he did in January, the Czech Republic will be a gold-medal contender at the Olympics. Vokoun earned his fourth shutout of the month and a career high seventh of the season with 33 saves in the Panthers' 2-0 win at home against the New York Islanders on Sunday. The 33-year-old goalie is first in the league in shutouts and second in save percentage at .932, even though no netminder has faced as many shots as Vokoun (1,515 in 45 appearances). 

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