No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Not only did Price stop all 25 shots he faced versus the Carolina Hurricanes -- he picked up an assist on Michael Cammalleri's game-winner. Everything went right for the Canadiens. They shut out the Canes, 4-0, despite missing four regular defenseman; they got PK Subban his first goal on his 52nd shot; even Scott Gomez, who was briefly tied in with Price in scoring, got an assist.
No. 2 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks
After thirty minutes of fairly even hockey, Hossa went off versus the Canucks, assisting on three of the Blackhawks final four goals to stake Chicago to a 5-1 rout at Rogers Arena. He made beautiful plays on all three goals, but his effort on the backbreaking 3-1 goal, as he outraced and outmuscled Alex Edler to start a play that Jonathan Toews finishes, stands out:A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
No. 3 Star: Tyler Myers, Buffalo Sabres
While the Sabres would fall to the New Jersey Devils, 5-3, Myers still managed to make a statement in the loss. It was like Halloween 4, as Myers returned with a vengeance. He scored twice in just over 22 minutes of icetime.
Honourable mention: Alexei Emelin had 7 blocked shots and 7 hits for the Canadiens. The dude enjoys making contact... Ilya Kovalchuk scored in his first game back from injury and Patrick Elias added a goal and an assist in the Devils' win. Marty Brodeur made 29 saves. One of them looked like this...A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Steve Montador all had a goal and an assist versus Vancouver... Jonas Hiller stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Jonathan Quick wasn't as busy, but he was lights out in the shootout, stopping 6 of 7 attempts...
Did you know? Jarrett Stoll has scored on 10 of his last 12 shootouts.
Dishonourable mention: Jhonas Enroth was pulled after allowing 5 goals on 19 shots versus New Jersey... Cory Schneider allowed 5 goals on 27 shots versus Chicago.