Tyler Seguin finished a goal shy of the hat trick but he still got the hat.
No. 1 Star: Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Playing on the wing with Rich Peverley in the middle, Seguin was in on all four Dallas goals in a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, scoring twice and assisting on two others. Good thing all four points weren't goals. Considering what Joe Thornton would do in that situation, one shudders to think what Seguin would do... anyway, one of the apples came on Alex Chiasson's goal to open the scoring, Chiasson's 9th in just 10 NHL games. Ridiculous.
No. 2 Star: Tomas Fleischmann, Florida Panthers
Fleischmann led the Panthers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home opener with a four-point night of his own. He assisted on Brad Boyes' goal to open the scoring just two minutes in, then picked up helpers on two others and scored one of his own.
No. 3 Star: Dennis Wideman, Calgary Flames
Wideman did it all for the Flames, playing a game-high 29:06 and putting up two points, a goal and an assist on Sean Monahan's game-winner, in a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. With the win, the Flames pushed their point streak to five games.
After Dwight King and Jeff Skinner traded goals, Jeff Carter gave the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 win with the shootout winner ... Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the game-winner in the Phoenix Coyotes' 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, and it was pretty nifty:
Did You Know? The Florida Panthers have now won four straight home openers, and the Devils are now winless in their first five for the first time in their history.
Dishonorable mention: My bosses at Yahoo, who insist I spell honorable and dishonorable the American way from now on... rough night in the Penguins' net for Jeff Zatkoff, although I'm sure Marc-Andre Fleury appreciated the performance for the sake of comparison.