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All-Star voting: Can Crosby catch Kessel?

Fan voting update for the six starters for the Jan. 29 All-Star game:

Forwards

Sidney Crosby surged in All-Star fan balloting, garnering more than 110,000 votes since last week to jump from fourth to second among forwards.

Hardly any surprise, there.

But will Crosby catch Phil Kessel? The Toronto Maple Leafs sniper picked up more than 125,000 in the past week to stay in first place.

The Game's host, Ottawa, has forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza in third and fourth in voting among forwards, while the Leafs' Joffrey Lupul is in fifth.

1. Phil Kessel, Toronto - 384,029

2. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh - 320,865

3. Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa - 320,100

4. Jason Spezza, Ottawa - 287,717

5. Joffrey Lupul, Toronto - 263,863

6. Milan Michalek, Ottawa - 261,462

7. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia - 198,242

8. Jonathan Toews, Chicago - 174,871

9. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh - 157,773

10. Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia - 152,926

11. Patrick Kane, Chicago - 146,641

12. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit - 143,541

13. James Neal, Pittsburgh - 130,057

14. Marian Hossa, Chicago - 116,080

15. Alex Ovechkin, Washington - 109,994

16. Daniel Sedin, Vancouver - 102,578

17. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay - 95,366

18. Jordan Staal, Pittsburgh - 93,141

19. Henrik Sedin, Vancouver - 90,990

20. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit - 89,343

21. Danny Briere, Philadelphia - 87,201

22. * Tyler Seguin, Boston - 86,542

23. Ryan Kesler, Vancouver - 86,037

24. Patrick Sharp, Chicago - 85,939

25. Marian Gaborik, N.Y. Rangers - 81,068

26. Patrice Bergeron, Boston - 80,079

27. Thomas Vanek, Buffalo - 74,711

28. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles - 72,110

29. Milan Lucic, Boston - 69,918

30. Jordan Eberle, Edmonton - 67,924

Defenseman

Erik Karlsson of the Senators continues to lead, while Dion Phaneuf of the provincial rival Maple Leafs is next as fans in Ontario are obviously planning to have a party in Ottawa.

1. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa - 351,957

2. Dion Phaneuf, Toronto - 324,031

3. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh - 277,094

4. Zdeno Chara, Boston - 245,865

5. Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit - 233,053

6. Sergei Gonchar, Ottawa - 212,052

7. John-Michael Liles, Toronto - 206,849

8. Duncan Keith, Chicago - 166,827

9. Shea Weber, Nashville - 147,302

10. Brent Seabrook, Chicago - 132,478

11. P.K. Subban, Montreal - 128,755

12. Chris Pronger, Philadelphia - 120,692

13. Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia - 112,009

14. Alexander Edler, Vancouver - 99,053

15. Niklas Kronwall, Detroit - 87,246

16. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles - 76,911

17. Dan Boyle, San Jose - 76,756

18. Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg - 74,347

19. Brent Burns, San Jose - 66,467

20. Sheldon Souray, Dallas - 63,401

Goaltenders

The Maple Leafs madness continued in goal where James Reimer vaulted past Tim Thomas and Marc-Andre Fleury for first among goalies.

Seriously folks, this is crazy. Reimer starting ahead of Thomas and Fleury? Mercy.

1. James Reimer, Toronto - 248,412

2. Tim Thomas, Boston - 243,311

3. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh - 240,289

4. Carey Price, Montreal - 133,345

5. Pekka Rinne, Nashville - 120,021

6. Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers - 115,973

7. Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia - 100,728

8. Nikolai Khabibulin, Edmonton - 98,660

9. Roberto Luongo, Vancouver - 81,106

10. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles - 80,596

11. * Jimmy Howard, Detroit - 71,948

12. * Corey Crawford, Chicago - 65,800

13. Kari Lehtonen, Dallas - 64,813

14. Ryan Miller, Buffalo - 58,738

15. Martin Brodeur, New Jersey - 50,331

* - Denotes write-in candidate