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Buffalo’s Vanek, Pittsburgh’s Kunitz and Vancouver’s Luongo take NHL three stars

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Buffalo Sabres left-winger Thomas Vanek was named NHL first star of the week Monday after leading all players with 10 points last week.

Pittsburgh Penguins left-wing Chris Kunitz earned the second star and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo picked up the third star.

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Vanek recorded five goals and five assists in four games. Kunitz had eight points (4-4) in four games last week, including a pair of game-winning goals.

Luongo posted a 2-0-1 record over the stretch. He had a 0.95 goals-against average and .963 save percentage.