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NHL Three Stars: Scrivens resists the Devils; Byfuglien leads Jets over Flyers

Harrison Mooney
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Face of the night goes to Michael Latta for "first NHL goal".

No. 1 Star: Ben Scrivens, Los Angeles Kings

The Kings have yet to feel the loss of Jonathan Quick, as Scrivens has been strong in his stead. In his second start since the injury, he was perfect, stopping all 26 shots to lead the Kings to a 2-0 win over the New Jersey Devils.

No. 2 Star: Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Byfuglien was all over the ice -- and on it for a game-high 31 minutes -- in the Jets' 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. It took a shootout to settle this one, but the Jets don't get there unless Byfuglien pots both of their goals in regulation, the second of which tied the game with five minutes remaining:

No. 3 Star: James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins ended their losing skid before it hit four thanks to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Neal had a goal, his first of the season, and an assist.

Honorable mention: Ryan Miller made 32 saves and captain Steve Ott contributed a goal and an assist as the Buffalo Sabres gave Ted Nolan a win in his return, 3-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Great play here by Christian Ehrhoff to save a goal and then score one:

Chris Terry scored the shootout winner as the Carolina Hurricanes upended the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2. The best moment in this game, though, was Dustin Penner scoring and then discarding two halves of a broken stick in hockey's version of a mic drop:

David Desharnais scored the shootout winner as the Montreal Canadiens got past the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2… Johan Franzen had a huge game for the Detroit Red Wings, putting up 2 goals and an assist. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough, as the Washington Capitals snatched a 4-3 victory in the shootout… Jason Spezza contributed a goal and an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins… The Minnesota Wild beat the Florida Panthers 3-2, thanks to Charlie Coyle's late game-winner and two-point nights from Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville… The Edmonton Oilers fell to the San Jose Sharks, 3-1. Now, they didn't win, but neither did they get shut out at home for the first time in three games. It's the little things.

Did You Know? Josh Harding is 9-0 at home for the Wild this season.

Dishonorable mention: Friday night marked the first time the Leafs have outshot an opponent since October the 5th. And they lost. It was like they were so confused by having the run of the play that they gave the game away in spite of it, because that's what all their opponents do.

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