Four stars of the night ...
... Because three just wasn't enough.
Raffi Torres -- Early in the game, in was all Vancouver thanks to Torres. When the Canucks' offense went to sleep and allowed the Oilers to tie the game, Torres was the first to wake up. Torres completed the hat trick in the third period and salvaged the win for the Canucks against his former team.
Niklas Backstrom -- The Wild's netminder shut down the Sharks' potent top line, despite San Jose's 36-16 shots advantage. Backstrom helped Minnesota kill five power plays against the top power-play team in the NHL and end a five-game skid against San Jose.
Kevin Bieksa -- Everyone knows the Sedin brothers are a dangerous line to play against. But, Bieksa made sure Edmonton knew that wasn’t the only Vancouver line to fear. Bieksa assisted on all three of Torres’ goals for his first three points of the season.
Mathieu Garon -- A second-round pick by the Canadiens in the 1996 draft, Garon gave suddenly-slumping Montreal a taste of what they lost. He earned his 17th career shutout with 29 saves and improved to 8-0-4 with a 1.96 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage in home games since joining Columbus in 2009. "I've been maybe a little lucky," Garon said after the game.
- Garon stopped 29 shots for his 17th career shutout, continuing his hot play at home for the Blue Jackets. Blue Jackets 3, Canadiens 0 »
- Sergei Gonchar and Erik Karlsson scored power-play goals just more than 2 minutes apart, and the Senators held off the Leafs. Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2 »
- Backstrom stopped 36 shots, Andrew Brunette scored the only goal and the Wild shut out the Sharks. Wild 1, Sharks 0 »
- Torres had a hat trick against his former team and Vancouver withstood a late charge to get their fourth straight win. Canucks 4, Oilers 3 »