No. 1 Star: David Desharnais, Montreal Canadiens
Desharnais came within a goal of a hat trick with a 2-goal, one assist night as the Canadiens downed the Detroit Red Wings 7-2. He now has 14 points in his last 12 games and passed his career high in goals with his eighth and ninth of the year.
No. 2 Star: Erik Cole, Montreal Canadiens
Cole tallied a point in each period as his goal and two assists to give him nine points in his last six games.
No. 3 Star: Jiri Hudler, Detroit Red Wings
Twenty one seconds into the third period Hudler spoiled the shutout bid of Carey Price. Just under six minutes later Hudler scored again for his second of the night and 15th of the season and most since the 2008-09 season when he potted 23. The shootout jinx might be blamed on TSN's Gord Miller:
Honorable mention: Canadiens rookie Alexei Emelin scored his first NHL goal ... Carey Price made 25 saves for his 18th win ... Max Pacioretty chipped in a goal and an assist in the win.
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