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Vancouver forward Raffi Torres named NHL’s first star of the week

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Vancouver winger Raffi Torres, Columbus goaltender Mathieu Garon and St. Louis netminder Jaroslav Halak are the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Torres earned first star honours after scoring a league-best five goals last week. He also added an assist as the Canucks recorded four victories to take over first place in the Northwest Division.

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Garon stopped 75 of 78 shots he faced, posting back-to-back shutouts. He finished the week with a 2-1-0 record, a 1.01 goals-against average and .962 save percentage.

Halak stopped 58 of 59 shots to post a 2-0-0 record, a 0.48 goals-against average and .983 save percentage as the Blues improved to 9-1-2, first overall in the NHL standings.