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NHL names Zetterberg, DiPietro and Brodeur three stars for February

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NHL names Zetterberg, DiPietro and Brodeur three stars for February

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Zetterberg led all scorers with 25 points including 13 goals in 11 games during the month. He scored five winning goals and posted a plus-nine plus-minus rating as the Red Wings went 8-2-2 and reached the 40-victory mark for the ninth consecutive season (40-16-8).

Playing alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom, Zetterberg had multiple points in seven games. Three of them were four-point games.

Zetterberg leads the Red Wings in points (68), goals (33) and shots (224), and leads the NHL with 10 winning goals.

On Thursday, his team announced that he'd be sidelined for two to three weeks with a back injury.

DiPietro made a career-high 12 consecutive starts and went 8-2-2 with a 2.19 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage as the Islanders (32-23-8, 72 points) moved up to seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

DiPietro allowed two goals or fewer in nine games, including a 27-save shutout in a 2-0 victory over Philadelphia Feb. 7. Playing in his fifth NHL season, all with the Islanders, DiPietro has a 28-18-5 record with a 2.66 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and five shutouts in 52 games.

Brodeur went 9-3-0 with a 2.22 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and three shutouts in 12 games as the Devils (40-18-6, 86 points) moved within three points of Eastern Conference leader Buffalo. Brodeur allowed two goals or fewer in eight games.

On the season, Brodeur has 12 shutouts. He's gone 39-17-5 and has a 2.06 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage through 61 games. He leads all goalies in victories and shutouts and ranks second in goal-against average and save percentage.

Brodeur needs two shutouts to tie George Hainsworth (94) for second place on the all-time list and is one victory from extending his NHL record with a sixth 40-win season.

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NHL names Zetterberg, DiPietro and Brodeur three stars for February