Hockey Night's 3 Stars

Calgary Flames left-winger Curtis Glencross checked in with his first career hat trick in Wednesday's 4-1 win over visiting Carolina and has a career-high 14 goals. senior reporter Tim Wharnsby names the top performers in the NHL from Wednesday night.

FIRST STAR: Curtis Glencross, LW, Calgary

The native of Kindersley, Sask., checked in with his first career hat trick in the Flames' 4-1 win at home against the Carolina Hurricanes. The 27-year-old Glencross now has a career-high 14 goals with 25 games remaining in the regular season.

SECOND STAR: Jonas Hiller, G, Anaheim

The Ducks netminder made 46 saves against the Detroit Red Wings for a 3-1 win at home. Hiller has stopped 79 of 80 shots in back-to-back wins since the Ducks jettisoned Jean-Sébastien Giguère to the Toronto Maple Leafs  in a trade last Sunday.

THIRD STAR: Daniel Alfredsson, RW, Ottawa

The Senators captain continued his productive ways against the Buffalo Sabres. He tapped in the game-winner and added an empty netter in Ottawa's 4-2 win in Buffalo. The Senators  extended their club record win streak to 10 and have beaten the Sabres eight consecutive times. Alfredsson has 37 goals and 76 points in 74 career games against Buffalo.


Tim has covered the hockey landscape and other sports in Canada for three decades for CBC Sports, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun. He has been to three Winter Olympics, 11 Stanley Cups, a world championship as well as 17 world junior championships, 13 Memorial Cups and 13 University Cups. The native of Waterloo, Ont., always has his eye out for an underdog story.