No. 1 Star: Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
Kessel scored twice and assisted on another as the Maple Leafs edged the New York Rangers 4-3 and moved four points ahead of the Ottawa Senators for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. His first goal gave Toronto a 3-1 lead in the second period, but the Rangers tied things nine minutes into the third period. Just 39 seconds after Derek Stepan's game-tying goal, Kessel put home his own rebound to give the Maple Leafs the lead for good:
No. 2 Star: Radek Dvorak, Anaheim Ducks
On the night Justin Schultz gave Anaheim fans plenty to boo, Dvorak was the reason they would cheer. His pair of goals were enough for the Ducks to double up the Edmonton Oilers 2-1. Jonas Hiller made 27 saves in his first game back after missing four due to the flu. Dvorak has three goals in five games since signing with Anaheim on March 24.
No. 3 Star: Cory Schneider, Vancouver Canucks
Needing just 19 saves, Schneider earned his fifth shutout of the season, and second in three starts, with a 2-0 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. He's now tied with Mike Smith and Pekka Rinne for the NHL lead in shutouts. Ryan Kesler scored in his first game back from injury after missing 20 games. This shorthanded goal was credited to Dan Hamhuis, but it was Antoine Vermette who had to watch his pass back to the Coyotes' blue line travel all the way into his own empty net: