NHL Three Stars: Seguin leads Stars rally; OT heroes for Bruins, Flyers

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NHL Three Stars: Seguin leads Stars rally; OT heroes for Bruins, Flyers
NHL Three Stars: Seguin leads Stars rally; OT heroes for Bruins, Flyers

No. 1 Star: Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars 

The NHL’s leading scorer led the Stars’ rally in a 6-5 thriller over the Edmonton Oilers. Down three goals in the second period, Seguin assisted on a Jamie Benn power-play goal; he then scored goals Nos. 24 and 25 in the third period. He added a goal in the shootout, but it was former Oiler Shawn Horcoff that won the game in Round 8.

No. 2 Star: Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers forward scored goals Nos. 13 and 14 in their 4-3 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets in OT. He opened the scoring in the first period and then potted the game-winner just 10 seconds into overtime, converting a Dustin Byfuglien turnover into an extra point for the Flyers.

No. 3 Star: Calvin Pickard, Colorado Avalanche

Pickard made 34 saves in regulation and overtime and then outdueled Petr Mrazek in a nine-round shootout in the Avs’ 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Jarome Iginla had the shootout-winner. 

Honorable Mention: Fresh off a change, Loui Eriksson streaked into the Buffalo Sabres’ zone and scored a nfty game-winner at 2:14 of overtime, giving the Bruins a dramatic 4-3 win. Eriksson previously had an assist on a Dougie Hamilton goal in the first; Hamilton had the game-tying goal in the third with 18:29.… Rob Zepp won his NHL debut for the Flyers. … Mark Streit was a plus-4. … Cam Talbot got plenty of help from the Rangers’ defense, who limited the Carolina Hurricanes to four shots in the first and the third, but he still made 18 saves in a 1-0 win. Ryan McDonagh had the game-winner. … Taylor Hall and Mark Arcobello each had two goals for Edmonton. … Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists and Patrick Sharp had three points as the Chicago Blackhawks won an emotional game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0. Antti Raanta made 31 saves. Assistant equipment manager Clint Reif, 34, died at some point after traveling with the Blackhawks back to Chicago from Columbus. The team honored him before the game and wore “CR” stickers on their helmets in his honor.

Did You Know? Oilers rookie center Leon Draisaitl was a healthy scratch, despite not being loaned to play for Germany at the World Junior Hockey Championships

Dishonorable Mention: Cody Eakin was a minus-3. … Kari Lehtonen was pulled after giving up four goals on 19 shots. …  Should Matt Bartkowski earn a suspension for hit on Brian Gionta, which resulted in 20 penalty minutes?

 

 

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