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EP Rinkside 3 Stars for Week 19 of the NHL season

Hey, it’s the end of the 19th week of the NHL regular season. Dare I say it? This was the most fun week in hockey in quite awhile.

Buzzer-beater goals, clashes between some of the best teams in the league, big returns, major milestones, numerous high-scoring games, and of course the high stakes that come with the Olympics. Wow, even regular-season hockey in the middle of February when an entire conference’s playoff race is effectively finished can be really great! It’s nice to be reminded.

Let’s go:

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