To the front-runners go the spoils: This savvy lineup is a three-Wing circus

G Roberto Luongo, Canucks No other goalie has had a greater impact: On a middling team, he ranked among the league's top four in save percentage, goals against and shutouts through Sunday.

D Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings If you were to build the complete modern defenseman, he would play a lot like Lidstrom. The 37-year-old Swede is on his way to his third straight Norris Trophy.

D Sergei Zubov, Stars Not quite on Lidstrom's level in terms of hockey smarts, but you would find him at the same Mensa meeting. Zubov is the NHL's most underappreciated star.

C Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings With 39 assists -- second in the conference -- and an array of dazzling moves, he is the West's most entertaining playmaker.

RW Jarome Iginla, Flames In addition to a possible Hart Trophy, the NHL's premier power forward (32 goals, 31 assists) might be in line to win a Nobel prize for his work as a peacekeeper under coach Mike Keenan.

LW Henrik Zetterberg, Red Wings Sundance to Datsyuk's Butch Cassidy, the silky Swede, on pace for career highs of 47 goals and 102 points, finishes almost everything that the Russian starts.

Thanks to a late-blossoming Lightning center, the starting six is missing a certain Sidney

G Martin Brodeur, Devils After a slow start Mr. Indestructible -- he averages 72 starts a year -- had his team atop the Atlantic Division at week's end, and his 2.10 goals-against average led the conference.

D Mike Komisarek, Canadiens The combative blueliner had a league-high 150 blocked shots and was second in hits (160). He's the perfect complement to slick partner Andrei Markov.

D Zdeno Chara, Bruins The Big Z -- he's 6' 9", 251 pounds -- has been contributing points (seven goals, 25 assists) in addition to his formidable physical presence.

C Vincent Lecavalier, Lightning In his ninth and strongest season, the powerful forward (right) had 64 points, best in the NHL, while averaging 23 minutes. Only he could have bumped Sidney Crosby.

RW Daniel Alfredsson, Senators One of the league's most effective captains is having a career season with 29 goals, 31 assists and a +15 rating while leading Ottawa to the best record (30-14-4) in the conference.

LW Alexander Ovechkin, Capitals Edges Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk. While each has more than 25% of his team's goals -- Kovalchuk, 37; Ovechkin, 36 -- Ovechkin is more complete. He was a +9 to Kovy's -13.

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