No. 1 Star: Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have TWO wins! (Who knew a month into a season that would be a thing.) In Anaheim's 4-2 victory over Nashville, Andersen picked up his first win of the season with 40 saves. This is the Ducks first win in six games.
No. 2 Star: Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
The bearded one scored 2 goals, one of which was a shorty, on 8 shots. Patrick Marleau provided the primary assist on Burns's second goal, a laser he kicked from his skates to his stick and past Varlamov. Patrick Roy would challenge on the grounds of goaltender interference, but it would stand as a good goal.
No. 3 Star: Tomas Fleischmann, Montreal Canadiens
Talk about a bargain for the Habs. Fleischmann signed off of a PTO with Montreal for $750,000 AAV. He's put up 10 points through 12 games. Against the Jets, he scored a goal and had 2 assists. David Deharnais also picked up 3 points in the 5-1 drubbing of the Winnipeg Jets.
Honorable Mention: Canadiens goaltender Michael Condon improved to 4-0-0 in his stint as Carey Price's backup ... Chris Stewart scored his first goal as a Duck and picked up 2 assists. He and Rickard Rakell were plus-3 for Anaheim. Rakell started the scoring for the Ducks at 1:11 of the first period on some shifty puck handling:
... Joe Pavelski's empty net goal with 1:20 to go appeared to ice it for the Sharks; however, Cody McLeod scored 15 seconds later to put the Avs within one. The magic ran out there for Colorado and San Jose wins 4-3. Picking up a goal made Joel Ward the Sharks top point man producer with 11 ... Sam Reinhart played the least amount of time for the Buffalo Sabres, but he scored the game winning goal against the New York Islanders:
... Jordan Staal scored with 1 second left against Tampa Bay to end the game 4-3 in favor of the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy earned his first win after undergoing off-season surgery on a pinched vein. Steven Stamkos snapped a 5 game goal-less drought with a blast on the power play:
Did You Know? Jarome Iginla scored his 180th power play goal on Sunday. That moves him past Mark Messier into sole possession of No. 25 all-time.
Dishonorable Mention: Mattias Ekholm was a minus-3 for the Preds. Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler remain goal-less on the season. Ryan Getzlaf (DNP) is appendix-les. Jiri Sekac played only 6:40 before sustaining a lower-body injury ... Semyon Varlamov's record fell to 2-5-1 on the season. Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Jarome Iginla were all minus-3 for the Avs ... Carolina credited with 15 giveaways in loss ... John Tavares was a late scratch for the Islanders due to illness ... Michael Hutchinson earned his first loss of the season after giving up 4 goals on 9 shots. He was pulled for Ondrej Pavalec. The NHL is reviewing this elbow thrown by Dustin Byfuglien on Brendan Gallagher:
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