No. 1 Star: Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild
As he often does, Parise led the way for the Minnesota Wild, contributing 2 goals and an assist in their 7-4 win over the Dallas Stars. His first goal was a great effort, as he batted the puck out of mid-air:
The win, Minnesota's sixth in a row, put them back on top of the Northwest division.
No. 2 Star: Michael Frolik, Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks wasted a three-point night from Frolik, who had 2 goals and an assist in a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
No. 3 Star: Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Since being converted to forward, Brent Burns has 7 points in 7 games. Two of those points came in Monday night's 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks, where Burns had the game's first goal and an assist later on.
Honourable mention: Dustin Brown scored the game-winner in Chicago with 90 seconds remaining:A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winner and the shootout winner in the Boston Bruins 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Toronto Maple Leafs... Ben Bishop was certainly the busier of the two goaltenders in Ottawa's 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils. He made 32 saves. Marty Brodeur only needed to make 14... Sergei Kostitsyn and Martin Erat had two-point nights at the Nashville Predators hung a 3-2 loss on the Edmonton Oilers... Pavel Datsyuk added a game-winning goal to go with an assist in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Did You Know? Minnesota's win was their first in Dallas, the city that stole their last hockey team, in a decade.
Dishonourable mention: The hockey gods, who were so unimaginative they allowed pretty much every game to end 3-2 tonight... Erics Nystrom and Cole were both a minus-3 for Dallas... Toronto led a two-goal lead slip away in Boston... Kyle Turris hit the post twice with the same shot. Way to blow it, Kyle.A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
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