Originally written December 10, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
No. 1 Star: Dennis Wideman, Washington Capitals During a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wideman became the first Capitals defenseman to record a hat trick* since Sergei Gonchar in 2000. Making Wideman's first ever trick even more special was the fact that all three goals came on the power play. He also added an assist for good measure as Washington has now won two in a row. *After the game, Wideman claimed his third goal went off of Brooks Laich. The NHL will review the play on Saturday and decide who to properly credit. No. 2 Star: Jason Pominville, Buffalo Sabres Unlucky at home of late, Pominville gave Buffalo their second win at First Niagara Center in eight tries by potting the overtime winner in a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers: No. 3 Star: Sam Gagner, Edmonton Oilers Gagner opened and closed the scoring for the Oilers during their 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Beating Semyon Varlamov early in the first period and later with three seconds left in the ...
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