No. 1 Star: Justin Peters, Carolina Hurricanes
Justin Peters made 21 saves and made Radek Dvorak’s first-period goal stand up as the Hurricanes defeated the Islanders, 1-0. It was his third career shutout.
No. 2 Star: Rich Peverley, Dallas Stars
Peverley’s goal at 4:41 of overtime gave the Stars a 4-3 victory in Detroit, as his snap shot from high in the zone flew past Jimmy Howard, thanks in part to a Valeri Nichushkin screen.
No. 3 Star: Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
Quick pitched a shutout in his 300th NHL game, leading the Kings to a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar had the power-play goals.
Honorable mention: The Vancouver Canucks got goals from four different players, none named Sedin or Kesler, and defeated the San Jose Sharks, 4-2. Chris Higgins scored his sixth. Roberto Luongo made 22 saves. … Reilly Smith had a goal and an assist and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves in the Boston Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers. … Bobby Ryan scored his ninth of the season and added two assists in the Ottawa Senators’ 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Mark Borowiecki scored his first NHL goal. … Nicklas Backstrom scored the lone goal of the shootout, Alex Ovechkin scored his 13th and Braden Holtby made 33 saves in the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. … Carl Hagelin scored twice and Cam Talbot made 32 saves in the New York Rangers’ 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. … Martin Brodeur made 22 saves for the 122nd shutout of his career, as the New Jersey Devils blanked the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-0. He has 12 against the Flyers, more than he’s had against any team. Cam Janssen scored his first of the season after being called up from the AHL. ... Steven Stamkos scored twice, giving him 13 on the season, as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2. … The St. Louis Blue scored the first three goals, the Calgary Flames the next two in the third period, but the Blues hung on for a 3-2 win. Alex Steen scored goal No. 14.
Did You Know? Pavel Datsyuk is made of magic:
Dishonorable mention: Tyler Myers had two minors and a fighting major for Buffalo. … Tomas Fleischmann and Dmitry Kulikov were both a minus-3. … Jesse Winchester wasn’t penalized for this elbow to Chris Kelly, but one assumes the NHL will hand one out. … Brendan Gallagher took four minor penalties. … Francis Bouillon was a minus-3. … … Andrej Meszaros was a minus-3. … The Canucks chased Antti Niemi. ... Claude Giroux caused a stir by leaving before meeting the Philly media after the game. … Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was a minus-3. … Finally, this was not one of Nail Yakupov’s shining moments: