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Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan named NHL first star of the week with nine points

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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) battles for the puck against Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Washington. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Nick Wass Author: The Hockey News

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Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan named NHL first star of the week with nine points

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NEW YORK - Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan was named the NHL's first star of the week Monday after leading all scorers with nine points.

Ottawa Senators goalie Brian Elliott was named second star and Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom was the third star.

Doan had three goals and six assists in the week ending Jan. 31 as the Coyotes won four straight games.

Elliott posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.98 goals-against average and .964 save percentage. He also had a shutout as the Senators extended their win streak to a franchise-record nine games.

Backstrom had two goals and five assists as the Capitals tied a franchise record by winning their 10th consecutive game.

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Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan named NHL first star of the week with nine points