Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan have been named the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending March 22.

FIRST STAR -- Cam Ward, G, Hurricanes

Ward stopped 100 of 107 shots while posting a 3-0-0 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and .935 save percentage as the Hurricanes (39-28-7) climbed to sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. He began the week with 41 saves in a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on March 18, made 28 in a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on March 20, and stopped 31 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on March 21. Ward has a 33-22-5 record with a 2.51 GAA, .913 save pct. and five shutouts in 61 appearances this season. He is tied for third among NHL goaltenders in wins and needs one shutout and five victories, respectively, to tie Carolina's single-season franchise records.

SECOND STAR -- Evgeni Malkin, C, Penguins

Malkin led the league in scoring for the week with eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games. He tied his career high of five (two goals, three assists) in a 6-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on March 17, scored a goal and was credited with assist in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on March 20 and finished the week with an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on March 22. Malkin leads the NHL in assists (72) and points (105) and needs two points to surpass his single-season high of 106 set in 2007-08. The 22-year-old Magnitogorsk, Russia native holds a 10-point lead over teammate Sidney Crosby in a bid for his first Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion.

THIRD STAR -- Shane Doane, RW, Coyotes

Doan recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) last week as the Coyotes earned five of a possible eight points. He scored the game-winning goal and had three assists in a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on March 17, tallied the game-winner in a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on March 21 and produced a goal and an assist in a 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on March 22. The Coyotes' captain is on pace to lead the club in scoring for a fifth consecutive season with 64 points (28 goals, 36 assists) in 73 games and has nine consecutive 20-goal campaigns.

March 15

First Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Second Star -- C Olli Jokinen, Calgary Third Star -- C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

March 9

First Star -- C Eric Staal, Carolina Second Star -- G Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Third Star -- LW Rick Nash, Columbus

March 2

First Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Second Star -- RW Jarome Iginla, Calgary Third Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta

Feb. 23

First Star -- C Mike Richards, Philadelphia Second Star -- G Tomas Vokoun, Florida Third Star -- G Cristobal Huet, Chicago

Feb. 16

First Star -- LW Zach Parise, New Jersey Second Star -- C Matthew Lombardi, Calgary Third Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta

Feb. 9

First Star -- G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Second Star -- RW Marian Hossa, Detroit Third Star -- D Mike Green, Washington

Feb. 2

First Star -- RW Jamie Langenbrunner, New Jersey Second Star -- C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Third Star -- D Mike Green, Washington

Jan. 26

First Star -- LW Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Second Star -- G Cam Ward, Carolina Third Star -- RW Ales Hemsky, Edmonton

Jan. 19

First Star -- C Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Second Star -- LW Mike Cammalleri, Calgary Third Star -- C Rich Peverley, Atlanta

Jan. 12

First Star -- LW Wojtek Wolski, Colorado Second Star -- RW Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Third Star -- C Gregory Campbell, Florida

Jan. 5

First Star -- LW Rick Nash, Columbus Second Star -- D Brian Rafalski, Detroit Third Star -- G Cam Ward, Carolina

Dec. 29

First Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington Second Star -- C Bryan Little, Atlanta Third Star -- G Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Dec. 22

First Star -- LW Loui Eriksson, Dallas Second Star -- C Jeff Carter, Philadelphia Third Star -- LW Patrik Elias, New Jersey

Dec. 15

First Star -- RW Phil Kessel, Boston Second Star -- RW Petr Sykora, Pittsburgh Third Star -- LW Thomas Vanek, Buffalo

Dec. 8

First Star -- G Pekka Rinne, Nashville Second Star -- C Jonathan Toews, Chicago Third Star -- C Jason Spezza, Ottawa

Dec. 1

First Star -- C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Second Star -- G Jonas Hiller, Anaheim Third Star -- G Chris Mason, St. Louis

Nov. 24

First Star -- C Marc Savard, Boston Second Star -- C Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Third Star -- G Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago

Nov. 17

First Star -- C Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Second Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington Third Star -- G Dan Ellis, Nashville

Nov. 10

First Star -- G Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Second Star -- G Steve Mason, Columbus Third Star -- G Brent Johnson, Washington

Nov. 3

First Star -- C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Corey Perry and RW Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Second Star -- G Tim Thomas, Boston Third Star -- LW Simon Gagne, Philadelphia

Oct. 27

First Star -- RW Jarome Iginla, Calgary Second Star -- G Peter Budaj, Colorado Third Star -- RW Marian Hossa, Detroit

Oct. 20

First Star -- LW Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Second Star -- G Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Third Star -- LW Fabian Brunnstrom, Dallas

Oct. 13

First Star -- F Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Second Star -- LW David Booth, Florida Third Star -- G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey

February

First Star -- LW Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Second Star -- D Mike Green, Washington Third Star -- G Chris Mason, St. Louis

January

First Star -- RW Jamie Langenbrunner, New Jersey Second Star -- D Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Third Star -- G Ryan Miller, Buffalo

December

First Star -- G Manny Fernandez and Tim Thomas, Boston Second Star -- C Jeff Carter, Philadelphia Third Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington

November

First Star -- LW Alex Ovechkin, Washington Second Star -- C Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Third Star -- G Joey MacDonald, N.Y. Islanders

October

First Star -- LW Alexander Semin, Washington Second Star -- G Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers Third Star -- D Shea Weber, Nashville

February -- G Pekka Rinne, Nashville January -- RW Bobby Ryan, Anaheim December -- G Steve Mason, Columbus November -- G Steve Mason, Columbus October -- C Derick Brassard, Columbus

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