Leave it to a New England native to spoil Montreal's six-game winning streak on Super Bowl Sunday. Drury, who hails from Trumbull, Conn., provided the primary assist on New York's first goal when the Rangers were facing a 3-0 deficit and scored the tie-breaking, game-winner at 10:09 of the third period as the Rangers beat the host Canadiens 5-3. Drury was strong at both ends of the ice and won seven of 13 faceoffs during 18:03 of ice time. With four goals and six points of late, the 31-year-old forward is riding his first three-game streak of multi-point games as a Ranger.
No. 2 star: Mike Komisarek, Montreal Canadiens
The Islip, N.Y., native gets up for any game against a New York-based opponent, and Sunday was no different. Komisarek dished out a team-high seven hits and blocked two shots during 21:01 physically played minutes.
No. 3 star: NHL schedule maker
Congratulations on having the foresight to steer completely clear of the Super Bowl by scheduling only one game Sunday and having it end long before the football festivities were to begin. It's a tradition that Montreal plays at home on Super Bowl Sunday, and the Canadiens were loving the results before Sunday. They'd won six straight on the same date the Super Bowl is played until the Rangers rallied from a three-goal deficit Sunday. Montreal is 14-6-2 all-time when it has played on Super Sunday, including 14-5-1 at home.
Honorable mention: Scott Gomez, New York Rangers (goal, two points in 22:28 of ice time); Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (25 saves to aid team's first three-game winning streak since late December); Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens (goal, team-high six shots during game-high 24:09 ice time).
- New York Rangers