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Crosby, Ovechkin headline 2015 All-Star Game roster

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We already know that Zemgus Girgensons was voted into the 2015 All-Star Game alongside Chicago Blackhawks players Corey Crawford, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews. The NHL trotted out the rest of the best today:

36 Additional All-Stars

Forwards
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils
John Tavares, New York Islanders
Rick Nash, New York Rangers
Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
Radim Vrbata, Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Defensemen
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames
Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Goaltenders
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

6 Rookies

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
Tanner Pearson, Los Angeles Kings
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators
Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning

The “fantasy draft” will take place on Jan. 23, with the captains for each team being announced sometime next week.

Pastrnak scores twice leading the Bruins over the Flyers

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Rookie David Pastrnak scored the first two goals of his young career leading the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday afternoon.

Pastrnak’s second of the game stood to be the game winner.

Chris Kelly had the other Bruins goal while Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for the win. Boston has now won three straight for the first time since mid-November (Nov. 15-21).

Claude Giroux had the lone Flyers goal. With his assist on Giroux’s 14th of the season, Jakub Voracek now has 50 points in 42 games.

With the loss, Philadelphia drops to 2-1-0 on its’ four-game home stand, which concludes Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Steve Mason started the game and made five saves, but was replaced by Ray Emery before the midway mark of the first period after suffering a lower body injury.

Emery made 10 saves in the loss.

Video: Bruins’ Pastrnak scores first NHL goal

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Boston Bruins rookie David Pastrnak has his first NHL goal.

The 18-year-old backhanded a rebound off of Torey Krug’s shot at 11:23 of the first period.

The Bruins’ first-round pick (25th overall) last June now has a goal and an assist in seven NHL games this season.

Video: Flyers’ Mason leaves with apparent leg injury (Updated)

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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason left this afternoon’s game against the Boston Bruins with 12:53 remaining in the first period.

Mason made a routine save on Bruins’ forward Craig Cunningham and then collapsed favoring his right leg.

Update: The team is calling it a lower body injury.

Mason underwent an MRI for an undisclosed injury earlier in the week.

The 26-year-old is 8-12-6 this season with a 2.48 G.A.A. and a .919 save percentage.

Ray Emery has come on in relief of Mason.

Mason missed four games last month with a back injury.

Bruins’ Eriksson a game time decision vs. Flyers (Updated)

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Boston Bruins’ forward Loui Eriksson will take the team’s pre-game skate in Philadelphia this afternoon and be a game time decision versus the Flyers.

Update: Eriksson is in the lineup for Jordan Caron.

Eriksson missed the Bruins’ 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday after taking a slash to his right hand/wrist area on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Rookie David Pastrnak dressed in his sixth NHL game in Eriksson’s absence and had 15:04 in ice time while registering four shots on goal.

Eriksson has nine goals and 25 points in 41 games this season.

Boston beat Philadelphia 2-1 on Oct. 8 in the only other meeting between the two clubs this season.