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No. 1 Star: Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators
Entering the third period down 2-1, the Senators stormed back with three unanswered goals to take Game 1 of their series versus the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. Anderson was kept busy making 48 saves, including 25 in the second period. Jakob Silfverberg, Marc Methot and Guillaume Latendresse were the third period scorers.
No. 2 Star: Barret Jackman, St. Louis Blues
Jackman's goal with 50.4 seconds left in regulation snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the Blues a 2-1 victory in Game 2 and a 2-0 advantage in their series against the Los Angeles Kings. The goal was Jackman's first career playoff tally.
No. 3 Star: Gustav Nyquist, Detroit Red Wings
Like Jackman, Nyquist played the hero for his team as the Red Wings evened their series with the Anaheim Ducks with a 5-4 overtime win. Damien Brunner had a goal and two assists, while Johan Franzen a pair of goals for the Red Wings.Read More »from NHL Three Stars: Anderson denies Habs; Jackman, Nyquist provide dramatics