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Eric Staal
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Two goals and an assist by Eric Staal, right, earned him MVP honors.
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All-Star Game -- Starters

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Sidney Crosby F Pittsburgh Penguins Voted as starter; won't play (injury)
Vincent Lecavalier F Tampa Bay Lightning Voted as starter, captain
Andrei Markov D Montreal Canadiens Voted as starter
Zdeno Chara D Boston Bruins Voted as starter
Martin Brodeur G New Jersey Devils Voted in; won't play (withdrew)
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
Jarome Iginla F Calgary Flames Voted as starter, captain
Pavel Datsyuk F Detroit Red Wings Voted as starter
Henrik Zetterberg F Detroit Red Wings Voted as starter; won't play (injury)
Nicklas Lidstrom D Detroit Red Wings Voted as starter
Dion Phaneuf D Calgary Flames Voted as starter
Roberto Luongo G Vancouver Canucks Voted in; won't play (withdrew)
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