Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/3/12

PITTSBURGH - FEBRUARY 1: Forward Michael Rupp #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against defenseman Steve Montador #4 of the Buffalo Sabres on February 1, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Little did Brandon Prust realize that Rupp was thinking of someone else the whole time. No. 1 Star: Michael Rupp. New York Rangers There was plenty of unexpected drama at the Winter Classic, but the most unlikely element had to be Rupp playing the hero, scoring twice to get the Rangers back into a game that looked perilously close to slipping away. Not long after Rupp's second tied things at two, Brad Richards put the Rangers ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2. Thanks to Henrik Lundqvist, there they would stay: Among King Henrik's 34 stops was a Danny Briere penalty shot with only 19 seconds to go. No. 2 Star: Cody Hodgson, Vancouver Canucks The Canucks' rookie centre was in on both Vancouver goals in their 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks, setting up Jannik Hansen to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead in the first and scoring a powerplay goal to tie the game 2-2 midway through the third. Unfortunately, his magic ended in regulation, as Antti Niemi stopped him and two others i...
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