No. 1 Star: Jeff Carter, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jeff Carter notched his first hat trick as a member of the Blue Jackets, scoring three times in the first period as the Jackets roared out to a 4-1 lead versus the Nashville Predators. Unfortunately, Columbus couldn't hold that lead. Nashville tied the game at 5 late in the third and won it 6-5 with only eight seconds to go in regulation on Martin Erat's breakaway game-winner:
That's gotta hurt.
No. 2 Star: Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets
Pavelec stopped all 27 shots the Montreal Canadiens threw at him in a 4-0 win, his third shutout of the season. Blake Wheeler led the way for the Jets, scoring twice and adding an assist. Meanwhile, Randy Cunneyworth to be winless as Canadiens head coach despite his best efforts, which Thursday meant scratching P.K. Subban. Clearly, his players aren't getting his message. If only he were able to deliver portions of it in a second language...
No. 3 Star: James Reimer, Toronto Maple Leafs
For the second...