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Bruins Announce Regular Season's 'Three Stars'

BOSTON (CBS) – The Bruins handed out awards on Saturday to their top performing regular season players.

The season's three stars, the top performers at home over the course of the season, were chosen this year by 98.5 The Sports Hub. Tim Thomas was named First Star, Patrice Bergeron won Second Star, and Milan Lucic took Third

Other awards included the Eddie Shore Award for exceptional hustle and determination given to Zdeno Chara; Brad Marchand took home both the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy for outstanding performance during home games, which was voted on by Boston media, and the John P. Bucyk Award for greatest off-ice charitable contributions, which is chosen by John Bucyk.

From the Bruins:

Bruins Three Stars:
Thomas compiled a 15-10-1 record at home this season and one shutout while Bergeron recorded 28 points in the TD Garden on eight goals and 20 assists. The team's Third Star, Milan Lucic, notched 13 goals at home and 31 points, both of which ranked second overall on the team.

Eddie Shore Award:
The team's captain, Chara once again led the team in time on ice, logging 25:02 per game during the regular season. He established a career high in points this year (52) and ranks sixth overall on the team in scoring. Matched up against the opposition's top line each night, Chara has registered a +33 rating, which ranks second in the league behind teammate Patrice Bergeron.

Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy and John P. Bucyk Award:
Marchand tallied a team-high 17 goals at home this season to go along with 13 assists for 30 points. The 2011-12 season marked the first full year of his community service initiative, "Brad's Brigade." Through this program, hospitalized children and children in need are able to attend Bruins games and meet Marchand. He also participated in a number of team organized charitable appearances throughout the Greater Boston area this season.

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