NHL Three Stars: Rask shuts out Tampa; Lightning lose Stamkos

Jen Neale
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No. 1 Star: Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

Rask stopped all 28 Tampa Bay shots in the 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. In three games against the Lightning this season, Rask has allowed only one goal.

No. 2 Star: David Krejci, Boston Bruins

Adding an assist on the empty-netter by Jarome Iginla, Krejci remains on top of the Bruins in points (16). Krejci led all Bruins forwards in TOI with 19:11, bested the centers with 11-of-17 face-off wins, and a team-high 2 takeaways. Face-off machine Patrice Bergeron was just behind Krejci with 8-of-18 wins; keeping him in the top five face-off leaders in the league.

No. 3 Star: Jarome Iginla, Boston Bruins

Iggy led the Bruins with 4 shots-on-goal and 4 hits. For good measure he added an empty net goal at the end of the game. Iginla is tied for 10th in the NHL in plus/minus at plus-10.

Honorable Mention: Radko Gudas had 5 shots and 7 hits for the Lightning ... Boston snapped Tampa's four game win streak.

Did You Know? This was Valtteri Filppula's 500th NHL game.

Dishonorable Mention: Lightning lost three players to injury during the game Steven Stamkos (broken tibia), Keith Aullie (upper body) and Sami Salo (lower body) ... Tampa Bay is 4-for-41 all time against Boston.

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