NHL Three Stars: Tarasenko joins NHL goal, point leaders

NHL Three Stars: Tarasenko joins NHL goal, point leaders

No. 1 Star: Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

The star sniper scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season in the Blues’ 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Tarasenko is tied for the NHL lead in goals and points (nine).

No. 2 Star: Anders Nilsson, Edmonton Oilers

Anders the Giant made 33 saves as the Oilers outlasted the Vancouver Canucks, 2-1, in overtime. Lauri Korpikoski had the game-winner.

No. 3 Star: Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils

The Devils forward scored his third of the season to tie the game in the second period and then set up Lee Stempniak’s OT winner to give New Jersey its first win of the season, 2-1 over the New York Rangers.

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Honorable Mention: Rickard Rakell and Mike Santorelli scored key goals and the Anaheim Ducks finally landed in the win column, 4-1 over the Minnesota Wild. Hampus Lindholm had a goal and an assist and Anton Khudobin made 34 saves. …  Tyler Toffoli scored to break a 1-1 tie as the Los Angeles Kings topped the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1. Jonathan Quick had 22 saves. Ondrej Pavelec had 37 saves in defeat.

Did You Know? Matt Bartkowski scored his first NHL goal after 136 games.

Dishonorable Mention: Winnipeg had just six shots on goal and 10 penalties in the third. … Justin Fontaine, Charlie Coyle and Thomas Vanek were a minus-3. … There were six minor penalties called in the first 14:40 of the third period between LA and Colorado. ... Daniel Sedin probably wants this one back.