Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin, New York Rangers forward Jaromir Jagr and San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov have been named the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending December 30.

FIRST STAR: Alexander Ovechkin, F, Washington Capitals

Ovechkin tied for first among NHL scorers with seven points (5-2--7) as the Capitals won two of three games. On Dec. 26, he notched one assist in a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. On Dec. 27, he scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He finished the week by recording four goals and one assist in an 8-6 win over the Ottawa Senators. Ovechkin leads the Capitals and is 10th in overall NHL scoring with 48 points (30-18--48) in 39 games. His 30 goals place him second in the league behind Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk (32).

SECOND STAR: Jaromir Jagr, F, New York Rangers

Jagr tied for first among NHL scorers with seven points (4-3--7) in three games. On Dec. 26, he recorded two goals in a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He had one goal and three assists in a 6-1 victory over Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec. 29 and scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 30. For the season, Jagr is second on the Rangers with 34 points (11-23--34) in 39 games.

THIRD STAR: Evgeni Nabokov, G, San Jose Sharks

Nabokov posted a record of 3-0-0, a 1.34 goals-against average and .949 save percentage and one shutout as San Jose (21-12-5, 47 points) recorded three road victories. On Dec. 26, he recorded 34 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. On Dec. 28, he made 26 saves in recording his fifth shutout of the season, a 1-0 win over the St Louis Blues. He finished the week recording 21 saves in a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators. Nabokov has appeared in all 38 Sharks games, posting a 21-12-5 record with a 1.99 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and five shutouts.

Dec. 24 First Star -- Marian Gaborik, RW, Minnesota Second Star -- Kari Lehtonen, G, Atlanta Third Star -- Jason Arnott, C, Nashville

Dec. 17 First Star -- Jarome Iginla, RW, Calgary Second Star -- Sergei Zubov, D, Dallas Third Star -- Joffrey Lupul, RW, Philadelphia

Dec. 10 First Star -- Milan Hejduk, RW, Colorado Second Star -- Dominik Hasek, G, Detroit Third Star -- Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles

Dec. 3 First Star -- Roberto Luongo, G, Vancouver Second Star -- Martin Brodeur, G, New Jersey Third Star -- Niklas Backstrom, G, Minnesota

Nov. 26 First Star -- Daniel Briere, C, Philadelphia Second Star -- Ilya Bryzgalov, G, Phoenix Third Star -- Mike Smith, G, Dallas

Nov. 19 First Star -- Vincent Lecavalier, C, Tampa Bay Second Star -- Evgeni Nabokov, G, San Jose Third Star -- Martin Erat, RW, Nashville

Nov. 12 First Star -- Vincent Lecavalier, C, Tampa Bay Second Star -- Steven Reinprecht, F, Phoenix Third Star -- Jeremy Roenick, C, San Jose

Nov. 5 First Star -- Ilya Kovalchuk, LW, Atlanta Second Star -- Henrik Lundqvist, G, N.Y. Rangers Third Star -- Marian Gaborik, RW, Minnesota

Oct. 29 First Star -- Jason LaBarbera, G, Los Angeles Second Star -- Rod Brind'Amour, C, Carolina Third Star -- Alex Ovechkin, F, Washington

Oct. 22 First Star -- Martin Biron, G, Philadelphia Second Star -- Jarome Iginla, RW, Calgary Third Star -- Jason Williams, F, Chicago

Oct. 15 First Star -- Cam Ward, G, Carolina Second Star -- Bryan Campbell, D, Buffalo Third Star -- Henrik Zetterberg, F, Detroit

Oct. 8 First Star -- Paul Stastny, C, Colorado Second Star -- Mike Comrie, C, N.Y. Islanders Third Star -- Chris Mason, G, Nashville

November First Star -- Ilya Kovalchuk, LW, Atlanta Second Star -- Roberto Luongo, G, Vancouver Third Star -- Vincent Lecavalier, C, Tampa Bay

October First Star -- Henrik Zetterberg, F, Detroit Second Star -- Pascal Leclaire, G, Columbus Third Star -- Jarome Iginla, RW, Calgary

November -- Tobias Enstrom, D, Atlanta October -- Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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