No. 1 Star: Michael Hutchinson, Winnipeg Jets
The Jets’ netminder kept rolling by stopping 29 shots as Winnipeg downed the Boston Bruins 2-1. Hutchinson won for the third times in four starts. Mathieu Perreault’s goal late in the second period snapped a 1-1 deadlock and stood as the game-winning tally.
No. 2 Star: Patrik Elias, New Jersey
Elias scored his second goal in three games and later put home the only goal in the shootout as the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. After his goal in the first period fooled Evgeni Nabokov, he later helped New Jersey earned the extra point with some lovely deking:
No. 3 Star: Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators
Hoffman scored twice as the Senators cruised to an easy 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks. He was one of five Ottawa players record a pair of points, joining Mika Zibanejad, Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan, and Erik Karlsson. Craig Anderson made 32 saves for his third win in four starts. One of Turris' two points came via this nasty shorthanded goal:
Honorable Mention: Good Long Island boy Keith Kinkaid earned his first NHL win with a 26-save night for the Devils … Ryan Getzlaf netted both Anaheim goals in the loss … Brock Nelson tied the game at one late in the first period and then set up Anders Lee’s go-ahead goal in the secod as the New York Islanders edged the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 … Newly acquired Jay Harrison recorded an assist in his first shift with the Jets … Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves and Jamie Benn and Trevor Daley provided the goals as the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 for their third win in a row.
Did You Know? The Islanders have won five in a row at Joe Louis Arena, dating back to 2003. (AP)
Dishonorable Mention: Detroit is now winless in their last five games, with three losses coming via the shootout … Calgary has lost seven straight ... Jimmy Howard left the game after the first period with a lower-body injury. There was no update available after the game … Making his first start of the year, Ilya Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 31 shots … Good job, good effort, Lance Bouma:
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