Crosby named all-star starter

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Penguins center Sidney Crosby was named Tuesday as a starter for the NHL's Eastern Conference all-star team.

Crosby, the reigning NHL MVP, has 17 goals and 40 assists in 41 games. Crosby, with 507,274 votes, had the most votes of any player in the league in fan all-star balloting.

Also starting on the Eastern Conference team are forwards Vincent LeCavalier of Tampa Bay and Daniel Alfredsson of Ottawa; and defensemen Andrei Markov of Montreal and Zdeno Chara of Boston. The goaltender will be New Jersey's Martin Brodeur.

For the Western Conference, Vancouver's Robero Luongo will start in goal. The forwards are Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk and Calgary's Jerome Iginla. The defensemen are Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom and Calgary's Dion Phaneuf.



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