Sergeant Slaughter & Mike Rathje are in the Shark Tank tonight. @SanJoseSharks pic.twitter.com/vqkNgIzej6 — Owen Nolan (@OwenNolan11) January 30, 2015 No. 1 Star: Cedric Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning The Lightning rookie recorded his first career NHL hat trick during a 5-1 rout of the Detroit Red Wings. The win set a franchise record with their ninth straight win at Amalie Arena. No. 2 Star: Anton Lander, Edmonton Oilers Lander had a hand in all three Oiler goals in their 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in the “McDavid Bowl.” After recording a pair of helpers, Landers put home the eventual game-winner 7:52 into the third period: No. 3 Star: Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild Behind Zach Parise’s 20th of the year and 30 saves from Dubnyk, the Wild shutout the Calgary Flames 1-0. It was the 11th shutout of Dubnyk’s career and his third straight win. Honorable Mention : Tuukka Rask made 43 stops and Reilly Smith and Milan Lucic each recorded three points as the Boston Bruins downed the New York Islanders 5-2. Boston has won seven of ten … Five different Philadelphia Flyers scored as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2. The win was Philly’s fourth in five games. Nick Schultz’s first period goal was his first in 125 games … Jamie Benn scored twice and Trevor Daley added three points as the Dallas Stars beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3. In his return to Ottawa, Jason Spezza was held pointless in 16:17 of ice time. During a stoppage in the first period, the Senators paid tribute to Spezza: The Arizona Coyotes scored three times in the final period en route to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s long-range shorthanded goal kicked things off in the third period and Martin Hanzal added what would stand as the game winner three minutes later. Mike Smith made 24 saves for his first win in seven starts … Sean Bergenheim’s third period power play goal broke a 2-2 tie and helped give the Florida Panthers a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots as the Panthers ended a five-game losing streak and six-game home losing streak. Birthday boy Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winning goal in the shootout as the St. Louis Blues edged the Nashville Predators 5-4: The San Jose Sharks scored five times in the second period and chased Ilya Bryzgalov en route to a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Barclay Goodrow, Tomas Hertl, Patrick Marleau, James Sheppard, and Joe Thornton all recorded two points apiece. ... Bravo, Lightning. Bravo ... Carey Price stopped 24 shots and Max Pacioretty scored the only goal as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the New York Rangers 1-0. Via NHL PR, “Price joins Jacques Plante (9), Bill Durnan, George Hainsworth & Charlie Hodge as only Canadiens goalies with six shutouts vs. the Rangers.” Did You Know? Zdeno Chara, who scored an empty-netter, played possibly his final game at Nassau Coliseum 16 years to the day he tallied his first ever NHL goal there. Dishonorable Mention : Ottawa allowed Dallas to score twice on three power play chances and let in a pair of shorthanded empty-net goals … Petr Mrazek allowed all five Lightning goal in the first two periods before being pulled … Jonathan Bernier’s going to want this goal back … Toronto is 0-7-1 in their last eight … Bryz allowed six goals on 25 shots and was pulled late in the second period ... Dale Weise came this close to a goal and a review didn't help: MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY :
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No. 1 Star: Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins Notched five assists in his first game back after being slammed into the boards by Zac Rinaldo before the All-Star break in a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Forward Patric Hornqvist also returned for the Pens in the victory after missing a month of action. No. 2 Star: Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders Halak has turned into Rangers kryptonite, stopping 40 of 41 shots on goal in a 4-1 victory over the Islanders’ rival. This comes on the heels of a shutout over the Rangers before the All-Star break. Overall on the season, Halak is 3-0-0 against the Rangers. No. 3. Star: Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks The slick Danish netminder stopped 17 shots on goal in a 4-0 blanking over the Canucks. The victory for the NHL-leading Ducks was Anaheim’s sixth in a row and the shutout was Andersen’s third this season and second this month. Honorable Mention: Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle scored a goal in a win over Edmonton … Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk stopped 23 of 24 shots on goal … Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals in a win over Buffalo. Teammate Jiri Hudler notched two assists … Nashville’s Craig Smith scored the game-winner over Colorado in overtime … Predators forward Mike Ribeiro picked up three assists in the victory … Detroit’s Stephen Weiss scored one goal and added two assists in a win over Florida … Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov scored a goal and added two assists … Luke Glendening scored two goals for Detroit and was a plus-4 … Montreal goaltender Carey Price stopped 40 of 42 Dallas shots on goal in a win over the Stars … Brendan Gallagher scored the game-winner for the Habs … Fresh off an All-Star appearance, Carolina’s Justin Faulk scored a goal and added an assist in a win over Tampa … The Staal brothers combined for four points in the victory … Columbus forward Nick Foligno notched two assists and was a plus-3 in a win over Washington. Teammate Cam Atkinson scored a goal and added an assist … Penguins forward David Perron scored a goal and added an assist … Jets forward Evander Kane notched three assists … Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in a victory over Arizona … Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk notched two assists in a win over the Rangers. Teammate John Tavares scored a goal. Did You Know?: With an overtime win over Colorado, the Nashville Predators matched a franchise record with eight straight home wins, set from Jan. 6 through Feb. 8, 2007. Dishonorable Mention: Colorado’s Brad Stuart was a minus-3, as the Avalanche allowed 39 shots on goal to the Predators … Florida’s Sean Bergenheim was a minus-3. Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo was yanked after allowing five goals on 17 shots on goal … Washington’s Braden Holtby allowed four scores on 30 shots on goal … Arizona’s Mike Smith actually played OK, saving 39 of 42 Flyers shots on goal but still lost … Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals to the Islanders … Rangers forward Tanner Glass picked up 14 penalty minutes … Vancouver’s Dan Hamhuis was a minus-3. MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY
|Puck Daddy||Chicagoin 7||Great, gritty battle between two teams loaded with big names and quality grunts. The Hossa Hex ends, much to our chagrin.|
|Sam McCaig||Chicagoin 6||Chicago's depth, skill and speed will prove to be too much for Philadelphia to overcome, and the 'Hawks can keep pace physically with the Flyers.|
|Ross McKeon||Chicagoin 6||The 'Hawks are poised to win their first Cup since 1961, but if we’ve learned anything from these playoffs it’s to expect the unexpected.|
|Matt Romig||Chicagoin 6||Give the 'Hawks the edge in skill, speed and special teams. Philly brings enough intangibles to extend an otherwise one-sided series.|