NHL Three Stars: Couture’s 4-point night; Brodeur records 121st shutout (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks Couture's 4-point night led the way as the Sharks defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-1. Martin Havlat scored twice and added an assist against his former team and goaltender Antti Niemi made 27 saves. The Sharks have won three in a row and are tied with the Kings for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. They're also 16-1-5 at HP Pavilion this year. One of Couture's assists came on a Havlat goal thanks to the young forwards' leaping abilities: No. 2 Star: John Tavares, New York Islanders Continuing to help the Islanders make a playoff push, while at the same time making a case for Hart Trophy consideration, Tavares scored twice and assisted on another as New York downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3. After finding themselves down 2-0 early in the game, the Islanders responded with five straight to move within two points of the Leafs for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Brad Boyes chipped in three points, while Lubomir Visnovsky and Matt Moulson each recorded two. No. 3 Star: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils The Devils netminder earned his 121st career shutout with a 23-save performance during a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Ryan Carter, Matt D'Agostini and Adam Henrique all scored for New Jersey. The victory was the 667th of Brodeur's career and snapped the Devils' 10-game winless streak.

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