NHL Three Stars: Lucic leads Bruins over Buffalo

No. 1 Star: Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins

Lucic tormented Ryan Miller again, although it was on the scoresheet rather than by plowing through him. Looch had two goals – the first two of the game – and an assist in leading Boston to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

No. 2 Star: Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators

Facing former captain Daniel Alfredsson for the first time as an opponent, Jason Spezza tallied twice in helping the Sens to a 6-1 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.

No. 3 Star: Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa netminder made 31 saves in the victory, including 27 of 27 at even strength.

Honorable mention: Bobby Ryan had two goals for Ottawa. Eric Gryba and Jared Cowen also scored. … Todd Bertuzzi had the Detroit goal. … Torey Krug had two goals for Boston, and Dougie Hamilton added one. … Nikita Zadorov scored his first NHL goal for Buffalo, and Cody Hodgson netted No. 3 on the season.

Did You Know? Lucic scored his second of the night after leaving to get stitches when Mark Pysyk's pass hit him.

Dishonorable mention: John Scott will be suspended for this Loui Eriksson head shot for quite a while. … Jimmy Howard was chased after giving up three goals on eight shots. … Daniel Alfredsson went scoreless and took a third-period tripping penalty.