The captain had a point on every Red Wings goal Friday night, as Detroit defeated St. Louis, 5-3. Zetterberg had a power-play goal and an even-strength goal in the first period; in the third, he assisted on goals by Jonathan Ericsson and Pavel Datsyuk – the game-winner on the power play – before completing his hat trick and a 5-point night on this wild empty netter. Check out the battle between ‘Z’ and TJ Oshie in the final seconds of the game:
No. 2 Star: Dan Ellis, Carolina Hurricanes
The Canes’ backup goalie made 33 saves for his first shut out since Nov. 9, 2000, as Carolina blanked the Ottawa Senators, 1-0. He made a first-period Eric Staal goal stand up. Craig Anderson made 34 saves in defeat.
Luongo made 27 saves and then was brilliant in the shootout, as the Canucks defeated the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1. Alex Edler and Patrick Kane had the goals. Corey Crawford made 21 saves in the loss.
Honorable Mention: The Tampa Bay Lightning lit up the Winnipeg Jets, 8-3. Cory Conacher had two goals and an assist; Steven Stamkos scored his fifth and had two assists. Vinny Lecavalier also had a goal and two helpers. All but five Bolts had points. … Braden Holtby made 29 saves, while Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist to help the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. … Jarmoir Jagr and Jamie Benn scored goals in the shootout to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Martin Hanzal scored twice for the Yotes; Antoine Roussel scored in his NHL debut and Brenden Dillon scored his first NHL goal. … Kyle Palmieri scored two goals while Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne had 3-point nights in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Viktor Fasth made 26 saves in the win. … Patrik Berglund scored his fifth of the Blues. …
Did You Know? Dallas D Jamie Oleksiak, the Stars' first-round pick (No. 14) in 2011, also made his NHL debut. At 6-foot-7, the 20-year-old Oleksiak is the tallest player in franchise history. (AP)
Dishonorable Mention: The match penalty handed to David Backes of the Blues, which resulted in his ejection and a power play that led to Detroit’s game-winning goal, was an epic blown call. … The good news: Tobias Entrom had a goal and two assists for Winnipeg; the bad news: he was a minus-3, as was Ron Hainsey. … Chris Thornburn was ejected from the Jets/Bolts game for a check from behind in the first period. … John Erskine can expect a call from the NHL for hitting Wayne Simmonds with a reckless elbow … Kyle Chipchura earned an instigator in a fight with Dillon. … Zac Rinaldo and Matt Hendricks were ejected for fighting before the puck was dropped during the first period. …
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