1. Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs
But it was Hyman who stood out on Wednesday in a wild 5-4 win for the Maple Leafs against the Ottawa Senators.
2. Alexandar Georgiev, New York Rangers
Looking past the .900 save percentage here in Wednesday’s game…
Georgiev was handed a tough task on Wednesday. Even with the Boston Bruins coming into the Big Apple after a 3-1 win against the Islanders the night before, Boston would prove to be a valiant opponent.
Georgiev stood tall, however, and managed to shake off a three-goal outburst by the Bruins in the second to settle down in the third, overtime and then made six saves in the shootout to clinch two points for the Rangers.
3. Jaroslav Halak, Boston Bruins
Halak was cruising until the third period when the Rangers bit back and tied the game. Still, he finished the game with 36 saves through 65 minutes, including some ridiculous snags across six overtime shots to give a tired Bruins team a chance to win in the shootout.
Halak has proved to be a competent backup all season and continued to show that on Wednesday.
Highlights of the night
$11.634 million goal:
Maple Leafs 5, Senators 4
Rangers 4, Bruins 3 (SO)