No. 1 Star: Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils
The 41-year-old star scored his ninth of the season in overtime to give the Devils a 2-1 win at the Los Angeles Kings. Jagr tied Mario Lemieux’s career goals mark, ninth overall all-time, and tied Gordie Howe’s all-time game-winning goals mark at 121. Ryan Carter had the other goal, on a nice backhander that beat Ben Scrivens.
No. 2 Star: Matt Read, Philadelphia Flyers
After Tyler Myers gave the Buffalo Sabres a first-period lead, Read scored two goals in 1:40 in the second period, both from Steve Downie and Sean Couturier, and the Flyers went on to win, 4-1.
No. 3 Star: Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues
The Blues goalie made 29 saves and outdueled Tuukka Rask, as St. Louis won an inter-conference showdown, 3-2. Ken Hitchcock called him the Blues’ best player in the win, and he wasn’t wrong. David Backes and Derek Roy had the goals, with Roy scoring again in the shootout.
Honorable mention: Craig Smith had two goals and an assist as the Nashville Predators surprised the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2. Matt Cullen had a goal and three assists. … Gustav Nyquist scored 17 seconds into the game, on his first shift of the season, and added a second goal as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3. The Wings had lost seven in a row. … It wasn’t a #HelmetPardy for the Winnipeg Jets, as the Chicago Blackhawks scored three third-period goals en route to a 6-3 win. Local boy Jonathan Toews had a goal and three assists. … Rick Nash scored a power-play goal and John Moore had the eventual game-winner in a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. Henrik Lundqvist made 41 saves. … Ryan O’Reilly scored an overtime power-play goal in the Colorado Avalanche’s 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Andre Benoit had a goal and two assists for the Avs. … Jordan Eberle had two goals as the Edmonton Oilers topped the Florida Panthers. 4-1. … Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture had three points and Tommy Wingels scored two goals as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-1.
Did You Know? Philadelphia won for the first time this season when it allowed the first goal
Dishonorable mention: Evander Kane and Olli Jokinen were minus-3. … NHL goals leader Alex Steen didn’t register a shot against Boston. … Valtteri Filppula and Marty St. Louis were minus-3. … Finally, Rask would like this “amazingly flukey goal” back: