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October 17, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates his goal scored against the Minnesota Wild during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Second Star: Corey Perry, RW (3 G, 19:19 TOI, +3)

While it may seem off to put Perry as only the second star with a hat trick, I believe this is the right slot for him. Perry was terrific, getting his second hat trick of the season in just the seventh game. He’s on pace to shatter his career bests: when Perry won the Hart Trophy in 2011, he didn’t score his eighth goal until the 19th game of the regular season. Again, now that he’s in a position where he can focus on a more offensive role, Perry can focus on getting goals.

Remember, Perry scored only eight power-play goals last season: 35 of his 43 tallies came at even-strength. With an improved power-play and a role more focused on goal scoring, Perry might eclipse his 50 goal, 98 point 2011 campaign this season if he stays healthy and the team continues to click offensively.