Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 12/30/11
No. 1 Star: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals It's strange to suggest that one of the best players on the planet badly needed a breakout game, but Ovechkin did, and Friday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres might have been it. Ovechkin scored twice and looked dangerous all evening, earning "Ovie!" chants from the Capitals fans for the first times in what seemed like ages. Check out the one-timer (and Alex Semin's nifty touch-pass in the neutral zone) on his second goal: It was Ovechkin's first multi-point game since November 4. And speaking of four, the Capitals' captain now has points in his last four games, tying his longest streak of the season, which also came in early November. No. 2 Star: Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators Tough loss for the Calgary Flames, as they chased Alex Auld by jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, only to watch the Senators slowly chip away at the deficit by scoring twice in the second and tying the game early in the third on an Erik Karlss...
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