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by Paul on 06/22/11 at 11:09 PM ET
LAS VEGAS (June 22, 2011)—Twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks added to their 2010-11 honor roll tonight as they became the first brothers voted to the NHL First All-Star Team since Hockey Hall of Famers Phil and Tony Esposito, representing the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, respectively, took First Team honors in 1969-70.
Joining the Sedins is Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who garnered his 10th career berth on the First Team. Lidstrom joins Ray Bourque (13) and Doug Harvey (10) as the only defensemen in League history with 10 or more First Team selections.
Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is a First-Team choice for the second time in three seasons, while right wing Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators are first-time selections.
Among those named to the Second Team is Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, who earned a place on a post-season All-Star Team for the sixth time. Ovechkin made NHL history in 2009-10 by capturing First Team honors in each of his first five NHL seasons.
Joining Ovechkin on the Second Team are two members of the Tampa Bay Lightning, center Steven Stamkos and right wing Martin St. Louis, plus goaltender Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and defensemen Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Lubomir Visnovsky of the Anaheim Ducks.
Voting for the All-Star Team is conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season.
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