No. 2 Star: David Backes, St. Louis Blues
Honorable mention: Joffrey Lupul had two goals and two assists while Peter Holland had two goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 7-3. Dwight King had a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Kings rolled the Ottawa Senators, 5-2. Anze Kopitar had two goals. … Sidney Crosby had two goals and Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. … Martin Brodeur notched his 124th career shutout and Dainus Zubrus scored two goals in three minutes to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. … Matt Stajan initially mishandled Paul Byron’s pass in overtime, but recovered to finally put the puck home past Jhonas Enroth for the 2-1 victory. … Viktor Stalberg had the game-winner and an assist in the Nashville Predators’ 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks. Patrick Marleau scored his 15th in the loss. Carter Hutton made 38 saves in the win. … Carolina overcame a goal by offensive juggernaut Paul Bissonnette to defeat the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-1. Eric Staal had a goal and two assists. … The Minnesota Wild used shootout goals from Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1. Josh Harding was again strong in the win. … Finally, in the night’s wildest affair, Vancouver had goals from six different players in pasting the Boston Bruins, 6-2, in the first meeting between the two teams in Vancouver since the 2011 Final. Roberto Luongo made 41 saves.
Did You Know? That Tuukka Rask probably wants this back:
Dishonorable mention: Ondrej Pavelec was pulled for the Jets after giving up five goals in two periods. … Anthony Peluso got a boarding major and a game misconduct for his hit on Alex Goligoski. … Duncan Keith was a minus-4; Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook were a minus-3. … Antti Raanta was chased after five goals in two periods. … Torey Krug was a minus-3. … Claude Julien called out Brad Marchand for this taunt against the Canucks. … Deryk Engelland might be up for a Shanaban. … Evgeni Makin had a scary crash into the end boards.
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