Literal children's book monster Zdeno Chara roars at an approaching opponent, who immediately left the puck behind and scrambled to safety.
No. 1 Star: Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Seguin absolutely went off in the second period of the Stars 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, turning a one-goal deficit into a three-goal lead with three goals and an assist in the middle frame. Valeri Nichushkin, who seems to be getting the hang of this hockey thing, was in on all 4 of those goals as well, scoring the one Seguin didn't. Here's the hat trick:
No. 2 Star: James Van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs
Van Riemsdyk led the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators, scoring the game's first goal, assisting on two others, then scoring again in the shootout.
No. 3 Star: Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
In addition to being his usual, terrifying force of nature and one of hockey's most dominant defenders, Chara was on the ice for all three Boston goals, including the two they scored in the final two minutes to turn a one-goal deficit into their 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. After tying up seemingly every Penguin in front on the game-tying goal, Chara scored the game-winner himself with just 13 seconds to go in regulation:
Honorable mention: Jonathan Huberdeau scored the game-winner early in the third period as the Florida Panthers topped the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1… The Montreal Canadiens' point streak hit 10 with a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres… Mark Schiefele scored the 2-1 winner a minute into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning… The Nashville Predators lost their fifth straight, 5-2, to the Washington Capitals… Eric Gelinas' OT goal gave the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers… Corey Perry scored his 18th of the season as the Anaheim Ducks handled the St. Louis Blues, 5-2… Jiri Hudler scored the OT winner as the Calgary Flames topped the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1… Martin Jones made 16 saves for the shutout in the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders.
Did You Know? The Maple Leafs allowed 50 shots on goal for the third time this season Saturday night. Incredibly, they've won all three games.
Dishonorable mention: Shawn Thornton and James Neal did awful things tonight… Nice play by Zemgus Girgensons, but it probably won't help P.K. Subban's bid to make the Canadian Olympic team: