Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/18/12
No. 1 Star: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers With no Ryan Suter and no Pekka Rinne, the Nashville Predators weren't quite themselves, falling 3-0 on goals by Dan Girardi, John Mitchell, and Ryan Callahan. That said, it might not have mattered on this night. Lundqvist was unbeatable, making 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season. No. 2 Star: Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils Kovalchuk scored twice in the Devils' 5-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, once on a breakaway to open the scoring late in the first and again on the powerplay midway through the second. He's now scored 6 goals in his past 7 games -- good news for the Devils, who have also won 5 of 6 during that span. David Clarkson added a goal as well, on a pretty nifty toe drag: No. 3 Star: P.A. Parenteau, New York Islanders In the end, the Islanders didn't need either of his goals because the Capitals never scored and only mustered 17 shots, but Parenteau added two insurance markers -- one in the second, and another in ...
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