THURSDAY’S THREE STARS
1. Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets | 46 saves on 47 shots | – Pavelec made 46 saves, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars. Winnipeg was outshot 47-22, including 22-6 in the second period where Pavelec turned aside all 22 shots. Pavelec stopped the first 44 shots he faced before Trevor Daley’s slap shot from the left circle with 1:16 remaining in regulation ended his shutout bid. The Jets currently hold the top wildcard spot in the Western Conference. | Game Recap Winnipeg 2 – Dallas 1 |
2. Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning | 2 Goals, 3 SOG, 17:55 | – Palat scored two third period goals, including the go-ahead goal at 11:59 of the third, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern Conference with 60 points.
3. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins | 30 saves, shutout vs NYR | In a night of shutouts and strong goaltending, Tuukka Rask made 30 saves, handing the New York Rangers their second straight shutout loss in a 3-0 Bruins win. The suddenly surging Bruins have now won five straight games and moved past the Rangers for the top wildcard spot. Rask stopped Chris Kreider and Rick Nash on breakaways in the first period. | Game Recap Rangers Perspective |
DET 3 – STL 2 OT: Datsyuk saves Red Wings
Van 4 – PHI 0: Terrible Two’s
MIN 7 – BUF 0: Wild hand Sabres worst home loss ever at FNC