May 22

Monday’s Three Stars: Parise scores, Brodeur saves in Game 4 Devils win

No. 1 Star: Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils

Parise entered Game 4 with one point in his last five games. He left Game 4 as No. 1 star with two goals and an assist as the Devils evened their series with the New York Rangers with a 4-1 victory. The Devils’ power play has struggled through the series and went 1-for-4 in Game 4, but Parise’s goal with the extra man early in the third period was the insurance marker for New Jersey:

No. 2 Star: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils

Brodeur improved to 4-2 since turning 40 years old on May 6 by making 28 stops in the New Jersey win. Brodeur also recorded his fourth assist of the playoffs on Parise’s empty netter.

No. 3 Star: Bryce Salvador, New Jersey Devils

Salvador didn’t score at all during the regular season, but in the playoffs has brought the offense. Opening the scoring midway through the first period, Salvador tallied his third goal of the playoffs and later assisted on New Jersey’s final goal for his 10th point of the playoffs.