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Seguin, Howard and Toews collect NHL's three stars of week honours

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Seguin, Howard and Toews collect NHL's three stars of week honours

Boston Bruins\' Tyler Seguin, center, celebrates his goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. The Bruins won 6-2. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Author: The Hockey News

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Seguin, Howard and Toews collect NHL's three stars of week honours

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tyler Seguin's four goals and two assists earned the Boston Bruins centre the NHL's first star of the week honours.

Seguin scored a pair of game winners as the Bruins (8-7-0) won all three games last week.

The 19-year-old scored the game winner in a 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Nov. 7, scored the winner and added an assist in a 6-3 win over Edmonton three nights later, then recorded two goals and an assist in a 6-2 victory over Buffalo on Saturday.

Seguin leads the Bruins with 11 goals and nine assists in 15 games.

Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was named second star after Detroit (9-5-1) climbed to fifth in the Western Conference.

Howard posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.33 goals-against average and .948 save percentage, stopping 73 of 77 shots last week. He made 24 saves in a 5-2 victory over Colorado on Tuesday, posted his eighth career NHL shutout with 24 saves in a 3-0 win over Edmonton on Friday, and capped the week by making 25 saves in a 5-2 victory over Dallas on Saturday.

Blackhawks centre Jonathan Toews is the third star, scoring four goals and adding two assists in four games last week to help Chicago (11-4-3) claim first in the NHL's overall standings.

The Chicago captain had two goals and an assist in a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday for his first multi-goal outing of the season. He had one assist in a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday and scored twice in a 6-3 victory over Edmonton on Sunday.

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