NHL Three Stars: Krug plays OT hero for Bruins; St. Louis’ special night

Greg Wyshynski

No. 1 Star: Torey Krug, Boston Bruins

The Bruins set up their young defenseman with a 1-on-1 with Marc-Andre Fleury in overtime, and he buried the game-winner past the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie for the 4-3 victory.

No. 2 Star: Marty St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

The Bolts star celebrated his 1,000th career game, scored two goals and an assist and fell on his ass during a celebration. All in all, an eventful night in the Lightning’s 5-0 win over the New York Rangers. Ben Bishop had the 37-save shutout. Teddy Purcell also had two goals and a helper.

No. 3 Star: Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues

Halak made two first-period goals stand up in the Blues’ 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild, including a 12-save third period that followed two periods of light work. Alex Steen scored goals Nos. 18 and 19.

Honorable mention: Anze Kopitar secored just 48 seconds into overtime as the Los Angeles Kings rallied for a 3-2 win at the Vancouver Canucks. … Mark Scheifele and Evander Kane score for the Winnipeg Jets in a 3-1 win at the New Jersey Devils, as Ondrej Pavelec made 26 saves. … Tim Thomas made 39 saves to cool off the Philadelphia Flyers, as the Florida Panthers won, 3-1, as some of us might have predicted. … The Nashville Predators scored three first-period goals and held on for the 4-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. … The Blackhawks scored the first four goals in the game and went on to defeat the Edmonton Oilers, 5-1. Andrew Shaw had two goals and an assist. … The Blue Jackets blew the doors off the Maple Leafs in a 6-0 win, as Ryan Johansen had two goals and an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves. … James Neal had two goals and an assist, while Sidney Crosby tied the game for the Pens with 0.3 seconds left. ... Tampa's Nikita Kucherov scored on this first shot on his first shift in his first game in the NHL.

Did You Know? The Bruins played highlights of New England's comeback win Sunday night over the Denver Broncos before showing Patriots WR Julian Edelman, who watched the game from a luxury box, on the screen. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Rick Nash and Brad Richards were a minus-3 for the Rangers. … Travis Zajac, Marek Zidlicky and Jaromir Jagr were minus-3. … Devan Dubnyk was pulled after giving up four goals. … James Reimer was pulled in favor of Jonathan Bernier.