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Hockey Night's 3 Stars

Jaroslav Halak continues to make the case that he should be the Canadiens' No. 1 goalie with a 45-save performance in Montreal's 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

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

FIRST STAR: Jaroslav Halak, G, Montreal

The Canadiens goalie continues to make the case that he should be Montreal's No. 1 goalie. Halak made 45 saves as the Canadiens edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-2  to end the Canucks' seven-game win streak.

SECOND STAR: Jean-Sebestian Giguere, G, Toronto

The 2006-07 Stanley Cup champion became only the second goalie in Maple Leafs history to record a shutout – Ed Belfour in October 2002 was the other — in his Leafs debut. Giguere made 30 saves in Toronto's 3-0 victory at home against the New Jersey Devils.

THIRD STAR: Ilya Bryzgalov, G, Phoenix

The Russian netminder not only made 25 saves in the Coyotes' 1-0 shootout win, he stopped nine of 10 in the shootout for his 30th victory of the season. He is the first Coyotes goalie with 30 wins in a season since Curtis Joseph had 32 in the 2005-06 season.

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