Saturday's Three Stars: Booth finishes on a high note

No. 1 star, David Booth, Florida Panthers:
The Panthers are disappointed to be missing the Stanley Cup playoffs for an eighth straight season, and for the 10th time in 11 springs, but Booth at least gave the fans something to smile about heading into yet another long offseason. Booth scored two goals and added three assists and Florida broke away from Southeast Division champion Washington for a 7-4 victory in the season finale for both teams. Booth scored Florida's only goal in the first, assisted on both Panther goals in the second and scored a go-ahead goal in the third before assisting on an insurance tally late. Booth was plus-3 with a team-high six shots in addition to three takeaways and two hits during 16:10 of ice time.

No. 2 star, Boyd Devereaux, Toronto Maple Leafs:
The 30-year-old forward, who spent most of the season in the AHL, saved his best for last by scoring three goals in Toronto's victory over Ottawa. Devereaux scored at even strength in each of the first two periods, then capped his hat trick with a short-handed goal at 17:11 of the third period to cinch the win.

No. 3 star, Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks:
Vancouver's captain was at it again, collecting his second straight shutout to secure the Northwest Division title and No. 3 seed in the West for the streaking Canucks. Luongo stopped 22 shots for a franchise-record ninth shutout of the season and No. 47 for his career.

Honorable mention: Calgary's Michael Cammalleri scored two goals to finish with 39 for the victorious Flames. … Dustin Byfuglien converted a penalty shot with 28 seconds remaining in regulation to break a 2-2 tie and send the Blackhawks past the Red Wings. … Kings' rookie Davis Drewiske had two assists for the first multi-point game of his 17-game career. … Marian Gaborik scored two goals and three points in what may have been his final game in a Wild sweater. … Washington's Alexander Ovechkin scored his 56th goal, the likely total for a Rocket Richard Trophy. … Colby Armstrong scored two goals and Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 43rd of the season for victorious Atlanta. … Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin scored his 35th goal and 113th point, likely enough to win the Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion. … Henrik Sedin and Dainius Zubrus scored game-winning goals for Vancouver and New Jersey, respectively.

Did you know?: Detroit's 47-year-old Chris Chelios skated regular shifts at right wing on Saturday during Detroit's regular-season home finale. It was the first time the veteran defenseman played forward since 1998-99.

Dishonorable mention: The Sharks backed into a franchise-first Presidents' Trophy thanks to Buffalo's win over Boston. San Jose failed to do it on its own terms despite a home game against Phoenix on Thursday and a visit to lowly Los Angeles on Saturday. … Montreal surrendered short-handed goals 55 seconds apart in the third period to turn a 1-1 game into a 3-1 loss. … The Lightning finished the season with a nine-game winless streak that included four straight losses in regulation.

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