Giordano, Tarasenko, Rinne named NHL’s stars of the month

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Calgary’s Mark Giordano, St. Louis’ Vladimir Tarasenko and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne have been named the NHL’s three stars for the month of November, the league announced on Monday.

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Giordano led all defensemen and tied for sixth in the NHL with 16 points in 13 games to power the Flames (15-8-2, 32 points) to a 9-4-0 November record and third place in the Pacific Division.

Tarasenko ranked second in the NHL with 10 goals and 17 points (tied) to lift the Blues (16-6-2, 34 points) to an 11-3-1 November record and a share of the top spot in the League standings.

Rinne led the NHL with 10 wins and also placed in the top five in goals-against average (1.70) and save percentage (.938), backstopping the Predators (16-5-2, 34 points) to a 10-3-0 November record and the top spot in the Central Division.

Rinne got the nod as the top goalie for November, but there was no shortage of candidates: Marc-Andre Fleury, Craig Anderson, Carey Price, Jaroslav Halak and Karri Ramo all won a star of the week honor during the month.