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NHL Three Stars: Reimer solid for Leafs; Carolina FINALLY wins a game; injuries galore

EDMONTON, AB - NOVEMBER 1: A shot by Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers passes just over the crossbar of the the Vancouver Canucks net on November 1, 2014 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - NOVEMBER 1: A shot by Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers passes just over the crossbar of the the Vancouver Canucks net on November 1, 2014 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

No. 1 Star: James Reimer, Toronto Maple Leafs

The netminder made 45 saves against Chicago in Toronto's 3-2 victory. The Leafs have won 3 straight, and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

No. 2 Star: Matt Fraser, Boston Bruins

Fraser wasn't even supposed to be playing tonight. David Krejci was a last minute scratch due to injury, and Fraser took his place in the lineup. In the second period, he scored two goals within 1:28 of each other. The second of the two was a beauty and stood as the game winner for the B's.

No. 3 Star: Elias Lindholm, Carolina Hurricanes

This is a 'Bronx cheer' kind of star. Lindhom scored two goals for the Canes in the first period. Carolina hung on to beat Arizona 3-0 for their first win this season.

Honorable Mention: It was the first ever battle of the Van Riemsdyk brothers in Toronto: James vs. Trevor with the former coming out on top ... Chicago's Niklas Hjalmarsson took a puck to the face and had to leave the ice with a nasty, bloody gash. Of course he came back to start the third period - he's a hockey player! ... Ben Bishop made 35 saves and Ryan Callahan scored a goal (in his first game back after missing 5 with injury) in the Lightning's 4-3 win over Washington ... Speaking of the Caps, Alex Ovechkin broke the longest scoring drought of his career by shooting while falling on the ice which created the rebound for Marcus Johanssen ...

... Congrats to Aaron Ekblad for scoring his first career NHL goal on the power play against the Flyers in the Panthers 2-1 win ... New Jersey beat Columbus 3-2 with help from Marek Zidlicky's goal and assist on the man-advantage ... Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavalec earned a shut-out stopping all 38 shots on goal in regulation and OT from the Rangers plus 3-of-4 in the shoot-out ... He might have been on the losing end, but Mats Zuccarello's shoot-out goal was awesome ...

... Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin notched 3-points each against the lowly Sabres ... St. Louis extended their win streak to four games after Brian Elliott made 27 saves and stopped all three Avalanche players in the shoot-out. David Backes returned to the Blues lineup after missing one game with a concussion ... Give Tom Sestito an 'A' for effort on this epic missed hit right smack into the glass ...

... Minnesota finally scored their first and second power play goals of the season just a mere 10 games in ... Cal Clutterbuck was given credit for 11 hits on the stat sheet - in an away game ... Vancouver beat Edmonton on a short-handed goal by Derek Dorsett ...

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Dishonorable Mention: Take the stat for what it's worth, former-Norris trophy winner Erik Karlsson was minus-4 against a depleted Boston squad ... Flyers power play went 0-for-6 against Florida ... Jason Demers gave Cory Conacher an elbow to the head (and received a penalty for it) in the Sharks 3-1 win over the Islanders. Conacher left the ice for a while and then returned and tried to go after every San Jose player before earning a 10-minute misconduct ...

... Scott Hannan was lost to injury after playing only 3:18 for the Sharks ... Rangers lost both Ryan McDonagh (separated shoulder) and Kevin Klein (foot contusion) in the first period ... After losing to Pittsburgh 5-0, Buffalo has been shut-out in 5-of-12 games this season ... Taylor Hall left the game against Vancouver with a leg injury after crashing high speed into goal post ...

... Alexander Semin was a healthy scratch for Carolina in their first win of the season. Trade bait? Well, who wants a $7-million cap hit? ... Ales Hemsky played only 7:26 for Dallas before leaving the game with an upper-body injury ... Andrew Ference delivered a wicked hit to the head of Zack Kassian, and was penalized for it. Hearing forthcoming? ...