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Stewart leads NHL's 'Three Stars'

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart was recognized Monday as the NHL's top performer for the week ending Dec. 22.

Stewart led the league with six goals and added an assist as the Blues earned five out of a possible eight points to maintain second place in the Central Division.

The 26-year-old Stewart has 13 goals and eight assists in 35 games this season, including eight goals and two assists over his past six outings.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was named the Second Star after recording two goals and six assists in four outings. The shorthanded Penguins have won seven consecutive games.

Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene was named the Third Star after leading all players with seven assists and nine points. He had four multi-point performances to help the Avalanche remain in third place in the Central Division.

12/23 12:34:41 ET

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