No. 1 Star: Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
It was a good night for Tarasenko. He had a four points which included the third hat trick of his career. Tarasenko also gets credit for the best quote of the night. From Lou Korac of NHL.com: “Tarasenko didn’t know the hats thrown on the ice belong to him now: ‘(Do) I get (them) after?'”
No. 2 Star: Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres went goal for goal. The Rangers were leading 3-2 in the third when Eichel took over in his second game back from injury. He scored the game tying and eventual game winning goal for the Sabres.
No. 3 Star: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Tied at 2-2 with 21.5 seconds left in the second period, Sidney Crosby scored a ridiculous goal from behind the net that he banked off Antti Niemi. It was perfection and only one of his three points in the evening.
Honorable Mention: The St. Louis Blues were up 4-1 on the Tampa Bay Lightning and allowed Tampa to get within a goal twiceRead More »from NHL Three Stars: Tarasenko, Zajac hat tricks; Jack's back; Sid's crazy goal