NHL Three Stars: Trouba wins for Jets; St. Louis, Pavelski dominate

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No. 1 Star: Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg rookie scored a shorthanded goal and the overtime game-winner in the Jets’ 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Blake Wheeler did the heavy lifting, but Trouba’s power move to the net resulted in the winning tally.

No. 2 Star: Marty St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

It was in a losing effort, but it wasn’t a loss on St. Louis. The Bolts star scored all four of the Lightning’s goals in a 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

No. 3 Star: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

Not to be outdone, Pavelski scored his own natural hat trick in the second period, including the game-winning goal, as the Sharks beat the Bolts, 5-4.

Honorable mention: Nate Prosser scored the game-winner in OT as the Minnesota Wild topped the Dallas Stars, 3-2. Erik Haula scored his first NHL goal. … Ryan Getzlaf scored his career-best-tying 25th goal and added an assist in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. … Ryan Johansen scored the only goal of the shootout in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Tyler Myers had two goals.

… The Philadelphia Flyers rallied with three third-period goals to top the New York Islanders, 6-4. Andrej Meszaros had two goals. … Alex Semin scored two goals in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. … Tomas Tatar had the game-winner and Jimmy Howard had 30 saves in the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 win over the LA Kings. … James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul had third-period goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens. … Mike Smith had 33 saves and Martin Hanzal had a goal and an assist in the Phoenix Coyotes’ 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils, Dave Tippett’s 450th career win. … Nick Holden had two goals and an assist in the Colorado Avalanche’s 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators. … Chris Higgins ended a 5-round shootout to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames … The New York Rangers scored four straight goals as Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, beating the Ottawa Senators, 4-1.

Did You Know? Dennis Wideman played 38:05, an NHL high this season.

Dishonorable mention: Radko Gudas and Alex Killorn were a minus-3 for Tampa. … John Tavares and Matt Donovan were a minus-3 for the Islanders. … On the day he signed his new contract, Steve Mason was pulled after giving up four goals. … Detroit tied the game with an illegal goal that went in off the netting. … Lars Eller was a minus-3. … Seth Jones and Mattias Ekholm were a minus-3. … The Calgary Flames started the game looking for a line brawl; John Tortorella went looking for the Flames in their locker room.

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