Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 12/19/11
No. 1 Star: Kris Versteeg, Florida Panthers Thrilling win for the Panthers, as Versteeg's 16th of the season at 3:08 of overtime gave Florida a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Brian Campbell set it up with an aggressive pass in the slot that went to Stephen Weiss, whose shot was blocked; the puck eventually emerged from a jumble in front of Cam Ward to Versteeg, who buried it into an open net. No. 2 Star: Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks The Blackhawks' defenseman scored his first of the season at 5:15 of the second period, putting Chicago up 2-0 en route to a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames. He also skated 24:12, his third-highest ice time of the season and a byproduct of the Blackhawks losing Brent Seabrook to injury in the first. No. 3 Star: Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues The Blues defenseman converted a pass from David Backes for this fifth of the season — the third of three Blues goals in the opening 12:08 of the third period, powering St. Louis to a 6-...
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