The Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers were locked in an epic 10-round shootout that saw Nikolai Khabibulin(notes) make several strong saves. Fowler, a rookie defenseman who turned 19 years old on Sunday, got the call. Having assisted on the Ducks' first goal, Fowler closed the scoring with this shootout tally, as Anaheim skated away with a 3-2 victory.
Weiss scored in the second period to tie the game just over a minute after Ryan O'Reilly(notes) gave the Colorado Avalanche the lead. Then, in overtime, Weiss ended it in spectacular fashion with this goal, as he tumbled to the ice. Panthers won, 4-3, as Tomas Vokoun(notes) (22 saves) outlasted his former backup Craig Anderson(notes) (21 saves).
No. 3 Star: Mark Recchi, Boston Bruins
The ageless wonder tipped home a Dennis Seidenberg shot on the power play at 2:11 of overtime ... and then had to wait a bit for the goal to actually count as the referee ruled it hadn't gone in. Video review confirmed it as a good goal; Recchi had his sixth on the season; and the Bruins had a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Milan Lucic(notes) and Nathan Horton(notes) had the other tallies, while Tim Thomas(notes) made 28 saves.
Honorable mention: Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price(notes) won his NHL-best 17th game as the Habs beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1. Key goal in the game came from Jeff Halpern(notes), who broke a 1-1 tie in the third period. Brian Gionta's unassisted goal under eight minutes later clinched it. ... Rene Bourque and Jarome Iginla(notes) both scored their 12th goals of the season, and Bourque had a 3-point night, as the Calgary Flames held off a Tampa Bay Lightning rally for a 4-2 victory. ... Johan Harju(notes) scored his first NHL goal for the Bolts; Luke Adam(notes) scored his first for the Sabres. ... Good rally from the Oilers to earn a point, as Dustin Penner(notes) scored goal No. 9 to tie it.
Did you know? It was "Throwback Night" in Sunrise, as the captains from the 1996 Panthers and Avalanche teams that played for the Stanley Cup -- Florida's Brian Skrudland and Colorado's Joe Sakic(notes) -- dropped the opening puck. The AP reported that some plastic rats were thrown onto the ice after Weiss' winning goal.
Dishonorable mention: Scott Gomez(notes) left the Habs' game in the second period with a lower body injury. ... Dan Ellis(notes) gave up two goals on seven shots in the first period for Tampa Bay. ... Gene Principe of Sportsnet reports that the Oilers' Shawn Horcoff(notes) will miss up to 8 weeks after a knee-on-knee collision with Corey Perry(notes) of the Ducks. ... The specter of Colin Campbell's Email Controversy was felt in the Boston game, with former NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom on the ice when Marc Savard(notes) was clipped high by Sabres center Luke Adam in OT and, according to the AP, the man Campbell called a "faker" buried his face in his hands "in apparent pain as the referee raised his arm for the penalty." Adam was given 4 minutes for high-sticking.