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Samuelsson, Stempniak and Rinne named ‘3 Stars’

Mikael Samuelsson was disappointed at not being named to Sweden’s Olympic team. He’s taking out his frustration on the Vancouver Canucks’ opponents.

At age 33, Samuelsson is having a career season, including a week that saw him get his first NHL hat trick and finish with 6 goals and 10 points in four games to help the Canucks go 3-0-1 while completing the longest road trip in NHL history and returning home with a pair of victories. That effort earned him NHL First Star of the Week honors.

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