No. 1 Star: Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
The Calder watch is on? The Blues rookie scored his third of the season, assisted on an Andy McDonald power-play goal and fed Alex Pietrangelo for the game winner as St. Louis sunk the Nashville Predators, 4-3.
No. 2 Star: Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres
Miller was brilliant in stopping 34 shots in the Sabres’ 2-1 victory at the Toronto Maple Leafs, including 13 saves in the third period. Cody Hodgson and Jason Pominville had the goals, while Nazem Kadri scored his second of the season for the Leafs.
No. 3 Star: Daniel Winnik, Anaheim Ducks
Ryan Getzlaf opened and closed the scoring for the Anaheim Ducks, who moved to 2-0 and held off the Calgary Flames, 5-4. But it was Daniel Winnik, of all people, who had a 3-point night with two goals and an assist. He scored in the first period to make it 3-0 for the Ducks, and then broke a 3-3 tie at 4:02 of the third. Winnik played 17:04 for Anaheim, and now has four goals on the season, tied for the NHL lead with Marian Hossa.