NHL Blog: Puck Daddy
While the elves work, St. Nick enjoys a night out.
No. 1 Star: Josh Harding, Minnesota Wild
Harding continued his Vezina-caliber season with a 37-save Sunday in a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks. He would have notched his fourth shutout of the season if it weren't for a Patrick Marleau goal with 1:41 left in the third period. Of his 37 saves, 21 of them came in a second period, including this flashing of the glove:
No. 2 Star: Philipp Grubauer, Washington Capitals
Earning his first NHL win, Grubauer stopped 30 shots as the Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-1. Like Harding, he would have had a shutout were it not for a late third period goal. Steven Oleksy scored and assisted on another during a three-goal second period for the Capitals.
No. 3 Star: Mike Santorelli, Vancouver Canucks
Another strong performance from Santorelli saw him pot two goals and add an assist on a third as the Canucks downed the Colorado Avalanche 3-1. Roberto Luongo made 28 saves and came within eight seconds of recording a shutout. Santorelli opened the scoring with a little nifty move against J.S. Giguere:
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