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Hockey Night's 3 Stars

CBCSports.ca senior hockey writer Tim Wharnsby names Marc-Andre Fleury, Antti Miettinen and James Wisniewski as the top performers from Wednesday night in the NHL.

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

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, bottom, under Daymond Langkow of the Flames, survived a 38-shot onslaught to beat Calgary. ((Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press))

FIRST STAR: Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh

Fleury’s inconsistent play has been part of the reason for the Penguins' recent struggles. But he was on his game in Calgary, making 37 saves in a 3-1 win in the first of three games for the Penguins in Western Canada this week.

SECOND STAR: Antti Miettinen, RW, Minnesota

His two-goal, one-assist performance in the Wild’s 5-2 win at home against Vancouver helped increase Minnesota’s win streak to four games. After a 5-10-0 start, the Wild have gone 19-10-3 and are now just two points out of a playoff position.

THIRD STAR: James Wisniewski, D, Anaheim

Wisniewski registered two assists in Anaheim's 4-3 victory at home against Boston — the Ducks' fifth win in a row. Unfortunately for Anaheim, forward Teemu Selanne broke his jaw when he was hit by a deflected puck in the third period and will require surgery on Thursday.

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