NHL Three Stars: Rask blanks Sabres, Clutterbuck leads Isles


No. 1 Star: Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

Rask made 32 saves to backstop the Bruins to a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Rask is 7-1-0 on the season, with two shutouts, and has won four of five starts.

No. 2 Star: Cal Clutterbuck, New York Islanders

On Cal Clutterbuck bobblehead night, Cal Clutterbuck scored the game-winning goal in the third period to give the Islanders a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

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No. 3 Star: Reilly Smith, Florida Panthers

Smith scored the game-winning goal with 4:28 left to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1. It was his third goal of the season.

Honorable Mention: David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist. … Brad Marchand scored his fifth. … Jonathan Marchessault scored goal No. 7. … Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera both scored their first goals for the Islanders.

Did You Know? The Canucks (4-8-1), who have lost nine in a row (0-8-1) after opening the season with four straight wins.

Dishonorable Mention: Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman were a minus-2. … Brandon Sutter, Jack Skille and Nikita Tryamkin were a minus-2.