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The Sports Xchange, Published November 04 2013

Wild's Pominville named one of NHL's 'Three Stars' for week

Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week, the league announced Monday.

Pominville tied for the league lead in with four goals and six points, scoring in all three games to help the Wild (8-4-3, 19 points) earn four out of a possible six points. Pominville scored Minnesota's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks last Monday. He then had a season-high three points (two goals and an assist), including the game-winning goal, in a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Friday. Pominville had a goal and an assist Sunday in a 4-0 triumph over the New Jersey Devils. He has scored in four consecutive games.

Fleury went 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .940 save percentage as the Penguins (11-4-0, 22 points) won all four of their games to remain in first place in the Metropolitan Division. Fleury made 20 saves in a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes last Monday and 21 stops in a 3-2 triumph over the Boston Bruins Wednesday. He then had a season-high 37 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday, becoming the first netminder in the league to reach 10 wins.

Chimera tied for the NHL lead with six points (two goals and four assists) in three games, helping the Capitals (7-7-0, 14 points) pick up four points. He opened the week with a goal and an assist, his second multi-point game of the season, in a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks last Monday. Chimera then had a career-high four points (one goal and three assists) in a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Friday, stretching his goal-scoring streak to a career-long four games. His three assists also matched a career high.