No. 1 Star: Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks
The Canucks forward scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season, including this feat of coordination at 4:45 of overtime on the power play, as Vancouver won in St. Louis, 3-2.
No. 2 Star: Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche
Duchene scored a brilliant spinning goal from in back of the net, sniped another on the power play and assisted on Alex Tanguay’s goal during a dominant night. The Avs won, 4-2, over the Carolina Hurricanes.
No. 3 Star: Jhonas Enroth, Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres gave up 45 shots to the Florida Panthers and Enroth snagged all but one of them. Buffalo won, 3-1, as Enroth won his first game of the season.
Honorable mention: Josh Bailey’s fourth of the season at 18:20 of the third period completed a New York Islanders’ rally and helped them to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby scored his eighth in the loss. … Brandon Dubinsky had a key shorthanded goal as the Columbus Blue Jackets won a penalty-filled game over the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2. Phil Kessel scored his sixth. … Corey Perry assisted on both Anaheim Ducks goals, including Ryan Getzlaf’s eventual game-winner, as the Ducks topped the Ottawa Senators, 2-1. … Alex Steen scored his eighth for the Blues.
Did You Know? Rasmus Ristolainen and Ryan Murray scored their first NHL goals.
Dishonorable mention: Despite the return of Kris Letang, the Penguins were 0-for-5 on the power play. … Bobby Ryan and Jacob Silfverberg failed to tally a point against their former teams. … The Blues started a postgame scrum after Kesler’s game-winner, frustrated over a Patrick Berglund holding call in OT.