Hockey Night's 3 Stars

Drew Doughty notched a four-assist outing in the Kings' impressive 6-2 victory in San Jose on Monday to earn Hockey Night's first star. senior hockey writerTim Wharnsby names the top performers from Monday night in the NHL:

FIRST STAR: Drew Doughty, D, Los Angeles

The youngest member of the Canadian Olympic team notched a four-assist outing in the Kings' impressive 6-2 victory in San Jose. Doughty now has six assists in four games since executive director Steve Yzerman named the 20-year-old to the Canadian Olympic team last Wednesday.

SECOND STAR: Christopher Higgins, LW, N.Y. Rangers

The Long Island native has been a bust on Broadway this season. But he did break out for one game anyway, scoring the game-winner with 89 seconds remaining in the Rangers' 3-2 win at home against Boston. It was only his fifth goal in 41 games and first game-winner.

THIRD STAR: Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles

He's cooled somewhat since his torrid start, but the Slovenian scored once on the power play and set up linemate Ryan Smyth for another goal in a man-advantage situation in the Kings' win on Monday.