Mar 23

NHL Three Stars: Abdelkader’s career night powers Red Wings

No. 1 Star: Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings

Abdelkader had a monster night in the Red Wings’ 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. He had a hat trick, with one goal in the first and two in the second, and assisted on Johan Franzen’s third-period goal for a 4-point night. It was his first career trick.

No. 2 Star: Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets

Foligno scored two goals in 51 seconds during the second period to give the Jackets a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, as Columbus pushed its franchise record points steak to 12 games with a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames.