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Kane and Toews own big leads in Western Conference all-star voting

NEW YORK - Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews own comfortable leads in voting for the NHL all-star game while races for the other Western Conference starting spots remain open.

As of 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Kane led all Western Conference players with 595,351 votes, followed by Toews' 500,214.

Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf held the third starting forward spot with 402,369 votes, but Detroit's Marian Hossa (362,224) and Calgary's Jarome Iginla (356,904) were within striking distance ahead of the Jan. 2 end of balloting.

Red Wings blue-liner Nicklas Lidstrom leads all defencemen with 492,315 votes, followed by Chicago's Brian Campbell at 489,279. Calgary's Dion Phaneuf, at 422,954, is the main threat to knock either player out of the starting lineup.

In goal, Vancouver's Roberto Luongo (413,623) continues to comfortably lead Anaheim's J.S. Giguere (310,390) and San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov (293,971).

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