It was a pretty memorable day for Briere. First, he engaged in his just his third career NHL fight, this one with Kyle Turris of the Ottawa Senators. Then he capped off the afternoon by completing his hat trick during a 3-2 win by scoring the winner with six seconds left in overtime:
No. 2 Star: Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes
In 1,160 NHL games, Doan had yet to tally a hat trick. After 38 career 2-goal games, Doan waited until the final second to nab the hat trick during a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders. Mike Smith made 31 saves for his 16th victory.
No. 3 Stars: Curtis Sanford, Columbus Blue Jackets
Grant Clitsome scored his first goal in 22 games and Sanford made 31 saves for his first shutout of the year and sixth of his career as the Blue Jackets blanked the Los Angeles Kings 1-0.
Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues
With two goals in the first period and a pair in the second, the St. Louis Blues paced themselves to a 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Elliott stopped 15 shots for his fifth shutout of the year. Kevin Shattenkirk scored a goal and added an assists against his former team.
Honorable mention: Carey Price made 23 saves and Max Pacioretty scored a goal an added an assist as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 ... Johnny Oduya scored 57 seconds into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 31 shots for his third win in four starts ... Patric Hornqvist scored a pair of goal and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves as the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Mike Fisher recorded three helpers and Ryan Ellis scored his first career NHL goal ... After blowing a 3-0 lead, Joffrey Lupul saved the Toronto Maple Leafs with a goal with 12:50 left in the third period to give them a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Jonas Gustavsson made 37 saves and Phil Kessel scored a wicked penalty shots:
The Dallas Stars got a pair of goals from Jamie Benn and Mike Ribeiro, and Loui Eriksson added three assists as they got by the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 ... Milestone games: Scott Hartnell (800), Mark Streit and Marc-Andre Fleury (400), John Tavares (200) ... The Vancouver Canucks scored four times on the power play to defeat the Boston Bruins in a rematch of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final 4-3. Cory Schneider made 36 saves as the Canucks improved to 20-0 when leading after two periods ... Martin Brodeur made 41 saves and Adam Henrique and Ilya Kovalchuk scored a goal and added an assist as the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 for their second win against them in a week ... Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle had three points and Antti Niemi stopped 28 shots as the San Jose Sharks got by the Washington Capitals 5-2. Torrey Mitchell added a goal and an assist ... During Calgary's 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, Jarome Iginla finally reached the 500-goal mark in front of the Flames fanbase:
Did you know? "For the 9th time in 39 games this season, Isles opponent scores on its first SOG." -- Arthur Staple, Newsday.
Dishonorable mention: Jordan Eberle left the Oilers-Stars game with a knee injury and did not return ... Steve Ott landed a shoulder to the head of Anton Lander. Suspension coming? ... According to the AP, the Sharks have not lost to the Caps at home since October 1993 ... Does Brad Marchand have a suspension coming his way after a low bridge hit on Sami Salo?
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