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NHL Three Stars: Landeskog rallies Avalanche; Burrows ejected for elbow

Greg Wyshynski
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No. 1 Star: Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

The Avs captain may not have called “bank” when his pass across the crease hit Jack Johnson and went in, but Landeskog got credit for the OT game winner in Colorado’s 3-2 rally against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He also scored the game-tying goal in the third.

No. 2 Star: Ryan Miller, St. Louis Blues

Miller was stellar in defeating his old rivals the Philadelphia Flyers, 1-0, making 31 saves in the 1-0 shootout win. T.J. Oshie (of course) and Kevin Shattenkirk had the shootout goals.

No. 3 Star: Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg Jets

The Jets put the puck behind Thomas Greiss twice, and Ladd did it both times: On a first-period goal and then in the shootout in their 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. Ondrej Pavelec rebounded with a 28-save effort.

Honorable mention: Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves and Alex Chiasson had a 3-point night in the Dallas Stars’ 5-0 domination of the Washington Capitals. Tyler Seguin scored his 33rd. … Elias Lindholm scored two goals including the game-winner as the Carolina Hurricanes topped the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1. … The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to confound critics with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. David Clarkson scored the game winner. … Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders’ 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers. … The Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a playoff spot in their 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens, in a first round playoff preview. Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal, Tyler Johnson had a shortie and Ben Bishop made 25 saves. … Henrik Lundqvist had 34 saves against John Tortorella’s Vancouver Canucks in the New York Rangers’ 3-1 win. Marty St. Louis scored a shorthanded insurance goal in the third. … The Buffalo Sabres won 3-2 over the Devils in the shootout, on a goal by Ville Leino and a good effort from goalie Nathan Lieuwen. ... Defense had no home in the San Jose Sharks’ 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers, but third-period goals by Brent Burns and Patrick Marleau were enough for the win. Taylor Hall had a 4-point night (1 goal, 3 assists).

Did You Know? Sidney Crosby scored his 100th point of the season, assisting on Chris Kunitz’s 35th goal.

Dishonorable mention: The Capitals were pretty terrible in their 5-0 loss at home, with Alex Ovechkin picking up another minus-2 and Mike Green going minus-3. Jaroslav Halak was pulled after three goals on 23 shots. … The Devils are now 0-11 in shootouts. … Dion Phaneuf was given a game misconduct at the end of the Leafs’ win. … Douglas Murray was ejected for his hit on Michael Kostka. … Martin Marincin and Jeff Petry were minus-3. … Erik Gudbranson was given an instigator for his fight against Matt Carkner after Carkner high-sticked Scottie Upshall.

Alex Burrows was given a 5-minute major and a game misconduct for this elbow on Ryan McDonagh:

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