CBCSports.ca senior reporter Tim Wharnsby names the top performers in the NHL from Monday night.
FIRST STAR: Martin Brodeur, G, New Jersey
The all-world goalie earned his record-setting 104th shutout with a 35-save performance in a 4-0 win in Pittsburgh against the defending-Stanley Cup champion Penguins. The 37-year-old Brodeur is now the career record holder for shutouts, wins at 580 and games played for a goalie at 1,032.
SECOND STAR: Scottie Upshall, RW, Phoenix
The Coyotes won their seventh in a row at home with a 5-2 decision against Columbus, thanks to Upshall’s two-goal, two-assist effort. It’s the longest home winning streak for Phoenix since March 2002. The Upshall, Matthew Lombardi and Shane Doan line combined for four goals and 10 points in the game that only 9,348 fans attended.
THIRD STAR: Ryan Malone, LW, Tampa Bay
Malone broke out of a slump that saw him score only once in 13 games with a two-goal, two-assist game in the Lightning’s 4-2 victory on the road against the Islanders. His first goal in the game turned out to be his league-leading sixth game-winner of the season.