NHL Three Stars: Bobrovsky shuts-out Preds; Gaudreau wins it in OT; Price victorious in return

No. 1 Star: Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

After a rough start to the season, Bobrovsky had one of his best games against the Nashville Predators, shutting them out 4-0. Utilizing every part of his body in his 39 save night, Bob robs James Neal of a sure goal with his left foot:


No. 2 Star: Jeff Petry, Montreal Canadiens

Petry scored 2 goals for the Habs in the 5-3 win over the New York Islanders. The defenseman played a team-high 24:15. His first goal was a backhand knucklepuck past Jaroslav Halak:


No. 3 Star: Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Gaudreau should be credited with an assist for his effort on the overtime game winner he scored against Chicago.

Honorable Mention: Nazem Kadri tied the game with less than five minutes to go in the third. Joffrey Lupul scored the game winning shoot-out goal for the Maple Leafs against the Carolina Hurricanes. James Reimer made the save of the game in the shoot-out against Elias Lindholm:


… Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist each for the Blue Jackets … Carey Price returned to the net for Montreal making 33 saves. Brock Nelson scored 2 goals for the Isles and Travis Hamonic potted his first of the season … Mike Green picked up his first goal as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in the victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Petr Mrazek made 35 saves. Jeff Carter scored both goals for LA in the 3-2 loss … Patrick Kane picked up his 31st point of the season with an assist on Artem Anisimov’s power play goal. His point scoring streak is now at 15 games … Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall put up 1 goal and 2 assists each in the Oilers 5-1 drubbing of the New Jersey Devils. 

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Dishonorable Mention: Byron Froese is checked into the boards and then face-plants on the ice. The result is the picture above this story. Here’s the video of the incident:

… Lumbus was limited to four defensemen after Fedor Tyutin and Cody Goloubef left the game with upper-body injuries. Goloubef was taken to a local hospital with a fractured jaw. Shea Weber was a minus-3 in 19:47 TOI … So, this isn’t goaltender interference according to the officials. Carey Price and the Canadiens disagree.

 … Jaroslav Halak was replaced by Thomas Greiss after allowing 3 goals on 11 shots … Kris Russell left the game with an upper-body injury after taking a puck off the hand in the first period … The Oilers/Devils game was so bad it broke the box score. Enjoy the pictures!