November 15, 2011
No. 1 Star:Claude Giroux(notes), Philadelphia Flyers
Giroux scored goals Nos. 10 and 11 on the season, adding an assist on Wayne Simmonds'(notes) power-play goal, in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He's now tied with six other players for second in the NHL in goals behind Phil Kessel(notes).
Down 2-0 to the Montreal Canadiens in the third period, the Buffalo forward set up Jason Pominville's(notes) one-timer in the slot and then tied to game with his own snip past Carey Price(notes) (30 saves) in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens.
It came in a losing effort, but a special nod to Dwyer of the Hurricanes for scoring two shorthanded goals in the same game. His first came with under a second left in the first period. His second came on a shorthanded penalty shot, one game after the Flyers scored one of their own by Matt Read(notes). It was the first two-goal game of Dwyer's career, and the first time a Hurricane scored two shorties in the same game since 2006.
Honorable mention: Dustin Byfuglien(notes), Evander Kane(notes) and Tim Stapleton(notes) each had a goal and an assist in the Winnipeg Jets' 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, ending a 5-game losing streak. Ondrej Pavelec(notes) made 30 saves. … Steve Stamkos had a goal and an assist in the loss. … Brad Boyes(notes) had the shootout game-winner for Buffalo, as Jhonas Enroth(notes) made 25 saves. … Erik Cole(notes) and Max Pacioretty(notes) had a goal and an assist for the Habs. … Max Talbot(notes) and Matt Read had the other Flyers goals. Chris Pronger(notes) had three assists. … Tuomo Ruutu(notes) scored his seventh for the Hurricanes,.
Did you know? Their loss to the Jets ended a streak of 12 straight wins by the Lightning over the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise, which had been the NHL's longest active streak by one team against a single opponent. (AP)
Dishonorable mention: Cam Ward(notes) was pulled after giving up four goals on 17 shots. … Dwayne Roloson(notes) was pulled after giving up four goals on 22 shots. … Chad LaRose(notes) was a minus-3. ... The Lightning were 0-for-5 on the power play.