NHL Three Stars: Shutout for Scrivens, Rangers ejected, Wild collapse

No. 1 Star: Ben Scrivens, Edmonton Oilers

Professor Scrivens stopped all 29 shots the East-leading Montreal Canadiens threw at him in the Oilers 3-0 victory. The Oilers are now on their first four-game win streak since March/April 2013.

No. 2 Star: Anthony Duclair, New York Rangers

The Rangers were down by three goals before Derick Brassard kicked off a scoring run. With less than four minutes to go, Duclair fires his first ever NHL goal past Darcy Kuemper to tie the game for the Blueshirts.

 

No. 3 Star: Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers

Just 37-seconds after Duclair’s goal, Zuccarello notches the 5-4 game winner for the Rangers. The Wild appear to be asleep on their skates as Brassard feeds a beauty of a pass from behind the net to Zuccarello for the score.

Honorable Mention: Rick Nash scored his ninth goal of the season putting him in a tie for first in the league … Oooh girl! Look at Alex Galchenyuk’s moves…

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 … Nail Yakupov was relieved to finally score a goal, his first in six games, on a feed from Benoit Pouliot …

 … In addition to assisting on the Yakupov goal, Pouliot scored what would go on to be the game winner in the first period.

Did You Know? The Wild extended their power play goal-less streak to seven games. They went 0-for-4 against the Rangers, which included two five minute major penalties.

Dishonorable Mention: Minnesota was sitting pretty at 3-0 until 2:52 in the third when New York’s Kevin Klein kicked off the Wild’s collapse … Chris Kreider was the first of the Rangers to be ejected from the game after he boarded Minnesota’s Jonas Brodin from afar. Brodin returned to the game later in the second period … The second Ranger to get tossed was John Moore after he planted a blatant blow to the head of Erik Haula. Haula was helped off the ice and did not play the rest of the night … Dustin Tokarski got the start for the Habs and stopped 16 of 18 Edmonton shots in the loss … Zach Parise took an accidental high stick to the face from his teammate. After bleeding profusely on the ice, he left the game and came back with a ‘zipper’ (pictured above) just in time for Halloween.