Best of Last Night's NHL Action

Daniel Friedman@DFriedmanNHLCorrespondent IMarch 13, 2012

Best of Last Night's NHL Action

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    Monday's Top Stories:

    Selanne Passes Kurri —Teemu Selanne notched the 1,399th point of his career, passing Jari Kurri and taking sole possession of 19th on the NHL all-time list. 

    Myers Boards Gomez, Faces Hearing — Tyler Myers will have a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan regarding his illegal check on Canadiens forward Scott Gomez last night. 

    Sharks and Avalanche Both Win — San Jose remains one point behind Colorado for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. 

    Buffalo Closing in on Washington — With their overtime win over Montreal, the Sabres pulled to within two points of the Capitals for the eighth seed in the East.

    Continue on to see the goal of the night, save of the night, the three stars of the night and some kudos to Jonas Hiller.

3 Stars of the Night

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    Three Stars of the Night:

    1. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

    Varlamov made 38 saves during last night's 3-2 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks. His season can best be described as "inconsistent," but Varlamov has all the tools to be an excellent goaltender in this league.

    2. Tyler Ennis, Buffalo Sabres

    Ennis scored twice, including a highlight-reel tally, as the Sabres bested the Habs in overtime. He's missed a significant amount of time this year, but has 18 points in 36 contests. 

    3. Martin Erat, Nashville Predators 

    Erat potted a goal and added two assists during Nashville's 5-4 shootout win over the Coyotes. He has 52 points in 61 games this season.

Goal of the Night: Tyler Ennis on Petr Budaj

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    Tyler Ennis dekes past Habs' defenseman Andrei Markov and pumps the puck past Petr Budaj for an incredible goal. 

Honorable Mention: Craig Smith on Mike Smith

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    Craig Smith drags the puck and fires a backhander up and over Coyotes' netminder Mike Smith. 

Save of the Night: Jonas Hiller on Jamie McGinn

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    Jonas Hiller reaches back, and somehow, keeps the puck out with his stick. 

Honorable Mention: Jonas Hiller on Ryan O'Reilly

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    Ryan O'Reilly steals the puck and breaks loose, only to be thwarted by Jonas Hiller's glove-hand.