1. Carter Hart, Philadelphia Flyers
Name a hotter goaltender in the NHL right now? Here’s a hint: there isn’t one.
Hart now has seven straight wins and the Flyers now have won eight straight after he stopped 41 shots in a 2-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks.
We could go on and on about how good Hart has been during this stretch, but this save from tonight basically sums it up.
2. Adrian Kempe, Los Angeles Kings
Kempe scored twice, tying the game on two occasions, including the 3-3 goal with a minute left in the third period to send game to overtime.
From there, Kempe played the role set up man on the game-winning goal from Tyler Toffoli, capping a three-point night in which he left his mark and then some. The Kings needed the win after giving up a 2-1 lead in the third period on Saturday against New York’s other team, the Islanders.
3. Andreas Johnsson, Toronto Maple Leafs
Leafs fans might clamor for Jake Muzzin here. Sure, he scored his first goal in those blue threads, but it was rookie Johnsson’s four-point night that stood out more.
The 24-year-old had two goals and two helpers, including the game-winner in the second period. He also assisted on Muzzin’s goal.
Muzzin had his first three points with the Leafs, scoring a goal and adding an assist.
Highlights of the night
Kempe’s goal after Ilya Kovalchuk‘s dirty pass:
Three goals, 71 seconds:
Maple Leafs 6, Ducks 1
Kings 4, Rangers 3 (OT)
Flyers 2, Canucks 1
Stars 5, Coyotes 4