Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 12/12/11
No. 1 Star: Derek Stepan, New York Rangers Stepan's brilliant unassisted goal at 5:45 of the second period opened the flood gates for the Rangers' 6-1 romp over the Florida Panthers — skating against four Panthers defenders, and beating Jose Theodore. Stepan assisted on Marian Gaborik's 15th to make it 5-1, and then scored his second of the game and seventh on the season to close out the scoring. No. 2 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks Hossa was dangerous every time he touched the puck in the third period against the San Jose Sharks, and he was the catalyst for both the game-tying and game-winning goals for Chicago. His shot from the top of the zone was tipped home by Andrew Brunette at 18:54 of the third to knot the game 2-2; at 4:26 of overtime, his hard slap shot was forced Antti Niemi to make a tough save, allowing Patrick Sharp to score the game-winner. Speaking of which … No. 3 Star: Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks Sharp fought off a Brent Burns check to send the ...
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