November 08, 2010
No. 1 Star: Ty Conklin, St. Louis Blues
Making just his second start of the season, Conklin denied 27 Rangers shots and Alex Steen(notes) scored his second and third goals of the year as St. Louis blanked New York 2-0. The win gives the Blues seven in a row, their longest such streak since they won nine in a row in 2002.
No. 2 Star: Saku Koivu, Anaheim Ducks
Koivu's two goals helped Anaheim edged past the Nashville Predators 5-4 for their third win a row. Koivu's second of the night midway through the third period was also his 700th career NHL point. In a game where both the Ducks and Predators exchanged goals throughout, Anaheim got the last laugh as Paul Mara(notes) would tally the winner with just 1.7 remaining in regulation:
No. 3 Star: Mike Green, Washington Capitals
Braden Holtby(notes) was making his first career NHL start and after stopping 23 Philadelphia shots, Green made sure the rookie got his second win with an overtime goal giving the Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Flyers. Holtby made 23 saves to snap Philadelphia's six-game winning streak. After opening the season goalless through seven games, Green now has one in each of his past four games. He also has eight points in that stretch as well.
Honorable mention: Flyers rookie Sergei Bobrovsky(notes) made 36 saves in the loss ... With Kurtis Foster(notes) and Sam Gagner(notes) scoring 14 seconds apart in the third period and Nikolai Khabibulin's(notes) 26 saves, the Edmonton Oilers held on against the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1. Two of Khabibulin's came on this sequence against Jonathan Toews(notes) and Patrick Kane(notes):
Did you know? St. Louis' shutout of the Rangers was their first in 129 meetings since the Blues entered the NHL in 1967. (AP)
Dishonorable mention: Philadelphia's loss meant Bobrovsky fell one game short of tying a Flyers franchise record of seven consecutive wins by a rookie goaltender.