NHL Three Stars of the Night for Friday
1. Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders | 4 Goals, +3, 6 SOG, 18:15 | – Okposo netted his first career hat trick with a four goal night in a 6-3 win over the Penguins. Okposo’s big night included scoring 3 goals in the third period. Okposo scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the third vs the Penguins and iced the game, jamming home his 4th goal of the night on the power play with 2:31 remaining to push the Islanders lead to 5-3. Okposo scored three straight goals in the third for the Islanders. Okposo has 13 goals and 41 points on the seaso
2.James Neal, Nashville Predators | 2 Goals, +2, 5 SOG, 19:02 TOI | – Neal scored twice, including the game winner with 1:40 remaining in regulation, leading the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals. Neal’s game winner was a beauty, forcing a Matt Niskanen turnover and beating Brayden Holtby with a slick move. Neal and the Predators spoiled Barry Trotz’s return to Nashville. | Game Recap NSH 4 – WAS 3 |

3. Ryan Miller, Vancouver Canucks | 28 Saves, shutout | Ryan Miller made 28 saves on 28 shots in the Canucks 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Miller earned his second consecutive shutout and did it back-to-back days after a 30 save shutout Thursday night vs the Philadelphia Flyers. Miller hasn’t allowed a goal in 143:13 and now has 5 shutouts on the season. | Game Recap VAN 3 – CAR 0 |