October 31, 2010
No. 1 Star: Jay McClement, St. Louis Blues
Trailing 3-1 heading into the third period against the Atlanta Thrashers, McClement picked a fine time to finish his first career hat trick. Scoring twice in a 1:46 span, McClement forced overtime and in the shootout, Brad Boyes'(notes) goals clinched a 4-3 come-from-behind win for the Blues.
Continuing a trend he's done way too many times for the Panthers, Vokoun faced a lot of rubber in Montreal and only allowed just one to get past him. Making 40 saved in a 3-1 win over the Canadiens, Vokoun won his fourth of the season. David Booth's(notes) penalty shot goal in the second period was the eventual game winner.
No. 3 Star: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Furthering the scoring issues of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Henrik Lundqvist(notes) made 36 saves to earn his 25th career shutout in a 2-0 win. Ryan Callahan(notes) would score on a penalty shot, his fourth straight game with a goal. Callahan now has nine points in his past five games. Lundqvist has won three of his last four starts.
Honorable mention: Tim Thomas(notes) continued dominating the opening month of the season with a 29-save performance in a 3-0 win over Ottawa. Three of Thomas' six wins have come via the shutout ... Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and added an assist as Chris Osgood(notes) recorded his 398th career NHL victory in a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators ... In what quickly turned ugly on the scoreboard, Alex Ovechkin(notes) scored two power play goals in 12 seconds as the Capitals put a hurt on Calgary 7-2. Alex Semin and Mike Green(notes) each added three points, while Nicklas Backstrom(notes) had a four-point night ... Making his first start of the season for the Dallas Stars, Andrew Raycroft(notes) made 34 saves to help blank the Buffalo Sabres 4-0. It was his eighth career shutout ... Steven Stamkos(notes) scored his ninth goal of the year and Dan Ellis(notes) made 23 saves as Tampa Bay got by Phoenix 3-0 ... Lightning rookie Mattias Ritola(notes) scored his first NHL goal ... Dany Heatley(notes) scored twice and Joe Thornton(notes) contributed three assists as San Jose beat Anaheim 5-2. The game featured six fights and 78 penalty minutes ... Chris Pronger(notes) and Jeff Carter(notes) each scored twice and Kimmo Timonen(notes) added three points as the Flyers routed the Islanders 6-1 ... Ondrej Pavelec(notes) made his first start since collapsing during a game on October 8th ... Pascal Dupuis(notes) scored twice and Brent Johnson(notes) made 33 saves as Pittsburgh shutout Carolina 3-0. Johnson recorded his 14th career shutout and improved to 5-0-1 ... Chris Stewart(notes) extended his points streak to eight games with his ninth goal as Colorado dumped Columbus 5-1. Peter Budaj(notes) made 33 saves and David Liffiton(notes) scored his first NHL goal ... Jarret Stoll(notes) had a goal and two assists and Jonathan Quick(notes) made 39 saves for his seventh win on the year as Los Angeles got past New Jersey 3-1. It was the 800th victory for the Kings in franchise history.
Did you know? Marty Turco is 15-4-1 in his career in 23 games against the Wild. (AP)
Dishonorable mention: The Maple Leafs haven't scored a goal in 122:24 ... Miikka Kiprusoff(notes) returned to the Flames' net in the third period despite allowing six goals after being pulled in the second. Calgary's power play went 0-for-7 ... Cory Sarich didn't help matters with his own goal ... Rich Peverley's(notes) goal to give Atlanta a 1-0 lead snapped Jaroslav Halak's(notes) shutout streak at 160:08 ... Anton Babchuk(notes), Jeff Skinner(notes) and Tuomo Ruutu(notes) all finished minus-three for the Hurricanes. Carolina struggled in the face-off circle losing 36 of 52 draws ... Despite the win, Pittsburgh's power play issues continue as they've failed in their past 22 opportunities ... Rick DiPietro(notes) was in net for each of Philadelphia's six goals ... The Devils lost Zach Parise(notes) did not return to the game after colliding with Kyle Clifford(notes) late in the second period ... Finally, in a game that featured 122 penalty minutes, Danny Briere(notes) was given five and a game misconduct for this cross-check to Frans Nielsen(notes):