NHL Three Stars: Steve Mason makes life difficult for Penguins (Puck Daddy)
- Updated: April 6, 2015
No. 1 Star: Steve Mason, Philadelphia Flyers Mason made 46 saves, as the Flyers were outshot 36-13 through the first two periods, as Philadelphia dropped the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1. Jakub Voracek had a goal and an assist. No. 2 Star: Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens After Max Pacioretty left the game with an injury in the first period, Plekanec picked up the slack with a power-play goal and two assists in the Canadiens’ 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers. Carey Price made 24 saves. No. 3 Star: Jake Allen, St. Louis Blues Allen made 38 saves in their huge 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, including a third period in which the Blues were outshot 12-5. David Backes and Olli Jokinen had the goals. Honorable Mention: Peter Holland had the shootout game-winner in Round 7, as the Toronto Maple Leafs outlasted the Ottawa Senators, 3-2. Jonathan Bernier made 43 saves. … Mike Green had a goal and an assist while Braden Holtby made 35 saves in the Washington Capitals’ 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Did You Know? The Senators (40-26-13) have 93 points, two fewer than the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings in the Atlantic Division standings. They are also two points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins in the race for a wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Ottawa hosts Pittsburgh on Tuesday. (NHL.com) Dishonorable Mention: The Penguins took two third-period goalie interference penalties. … Eric Gudbranson and Alex Petrovic were a minus-2. … Max Pacioretty left the Habs’ game with a head injury. … Andrew Shaw launched himself at Barret Jackman, earning a charging minor.