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NHL Three Stars: Brown delivers for Kings; Bruins win in shootout

Greg Wyshynski
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No. 1 Star: Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings

The Kings captain opened the scoring with a power-play goal – on the doorstep, from Slava Voynov – and closed it out with an empty netter in LA’s 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

No. 2 Star: Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

Rask made 28 saves after a shaky start, which included a goal 55 seconds into the game, to lead the Bruins to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators. Rask stopped three of four attempts in the skills competition.

No. 3 Star: Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators

The Sens forward helped force a turnover that he converted into his fifth of the season, for Ottawa’s second goal. He later potted the only Ottawa goal of the shootout.

Honorable mention: Guillaume Latendresse scored in his return to the Ottawa Senators lineup, just 55 seconds into the game. … Chris Phillips had two assists. … Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille had the Bruins goals. … David Krejci had an assist and the shootout game winner. … Jarret Stoll had the other Kings goal. … Mikael Backlund scored for the Flames.

Did you know? Zdeno Chara played his 500th game in a Bruins' uniform.

Dishonorable mention: Chris Kelly was knocked out of the game with a leg injury on this accidental collision with Chris Neil. … Jiri Hudler, Mike Cammalleri, Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton were minus-2. … Patrick Wiercioch was given an instigator for his fight against Adam McQuaid, after McQuaid boarded Chris Neil. … Finally, Kaspars Daugavins said he looked “like a fool” after trying his bold shootout move and then failing:

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