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Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel named NHL's 2nd star

04/15/2013 03:19 EDT | Updated 06/15/2013 05:12 EDT
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel was recognized by the NHL on Monday for his play the previous week.

Kessel was named the league's second star for the week ending April 14 after leading all skaters in the NHL with five goals. He also added two assists in the three games played as Toronto went 2-0-1 to strengthen their hopes of landing a playoff spot for the first time since 2004.

Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, almost a fixture on the NHL list in recent weeks, was named the first star. Bobrosky went 3-0-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average and .971 save percentage, stopping 100 of 103 shots he faced as the Blue Jackets still have a shot of making the playoffs. The highlight was arguably a 30-save shutout over San Jose on April 9.

Dallas goalie Richard Bachman also went 3-0-0. The Stars netminder was named the third star after posting a 1.08 goals-against average and .963 save percentage to put his team on the heels of Detroit for the final West playoff spot.

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