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NHL Three Stars: Bozak beats Rangers in OT; Ortio backstops Flames

Sean Leahy
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No. 1 Star: Tyler Bozak, Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs spoiled Martin St. Louis' first game as a New York Ranger as Bozak's second goal of the night won it in overtime 3-2. New York scored twice shorthanded in a 1:19 span in the second period to erase a 2-0 deficit, but with two Rangers caught below the goal line in OT, it was Bozak who capitalized:

No. 2 Star: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers captain continued his torrid scoring pace with a pair of goals and an assist as Philadelphia dispatched the Washington Capitals 6-4. After building up a 4-0 lead in the second period, the Capitals clawed back to cut it to 4-3. But Jakub Voracek scored his second of the night two minutes later and the Flyers eventually held on for their seventh win in eight games. Giroux's first of the night came in pretty fashion:

No. 3 Star: Joni Ortio, Calgary Flames

Making only his second career NHL start, Ortio made 30 saves as the Flames dumped the Ottawa Senators 4-1. Markus Granlund scored his first NHL goal and Mark Giordano and Sean Monahan recorded two assists apiece. In two starts, Ortio has won both and stopped 52 of 55 shots faced.

Honorable mention: St. Louis played 20:11 and recorded three shots in his Rangers debut ... Washington capitalized on three of their four power plays ... The Flyers won 39 of their 62 draws ... Alex Ovechkin scored his 44th goal of the year ... Andrei Markov's shootout goal in the sixth round of the shootout helped the Montreal Canadiens get by the Anaheim Ducks 4-3. Montreal took a 2-0 first period lead, but then the Ducks scored three times in the second. A late goal by Brendan Gallagher in the second period tied the game and later helped forced overtime and a shootout. Dustin Tokarski made 39 saves for his second NHL win ... Canadiens forward George Parros was honored by the Honda Center crowd in his first game back in Anaheim since leaving in 2012 ... In the shootout, Kyle Palmieri's attempt hit both posts, danced on the goal line and somehow managed to stay out of the net:

Did you know? Toronto allowed two shorthanded goals on the same power play for the second time in four games. [SB Nation]

Dishonorable mention: New York has dropped three in a row ... It wouldn't be Caps-Flyers without a line brawl ... Braden Holtby was pulled after allowing four goals on 18 shots through 31:52 ... Ottawa's power play failed in their five attempts ... There was nothing Dustin Tokarski could do about this one. It was just an example of crazy puck luck for Francois Beauchemin:

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