Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 8 Hrs
Ilya Bryzgalov, making his first start of the season for his new team, the Minnesota Wild, turned aside 20 of the 22 shots he faced in regulation and overtime before the St. Louis Blues beat him twice in the shootout period for a 3-2 victory.
The Wild did not score in the shootout. Bryzgalov's GAA is now 3.01. His save percentage is .908.
Jason Pominville RW MIN 8 Hrs
Jason Pominville scored his 23rd goal of the season in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.
The Blues' other scorer was Matt Moulson, who was acquired by Minnesota from Buffalo on trade-deadline day last Wednesday. Moulson's goal was his 18th of the season.
T. J. Oshie C STL 8 Hrs
T.J. Oshie scored the opening goal in regulation and the opening goal in a shootout to help the St. Louis Blues edge the Wild 3-2 in Minnesota Sunday night.
Oshie's regulation goal was produced on a power play at 3:37 of the first period. It was his 16th goal of the season. In shootouts, the Blues always have an advantage with Oshie, almost certainly the best shootout scorer in the NHL. Not long ago, Oshie showed off his shootout skills at the Olympics in Sochi when, in a win over Russia, the American forward was sent out for six shootout attempts and scored four times. (Players can be called upon in shootouts repeatedly in the Olympics.) The Blues' other goal scorer Sunday was defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo, who notched his first tally of the season. The Blues held a 2-0 lead after the first period.
Brian Elliott G STL 8 Hrs
Brian Elliott, starting in net for the Blues for the first time since goaltender Ryan Miller was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Buffalo a few days ago, needed to make only 17 saves in regulation and overtime before St. Louis took a 3-2 shootout win over the Wild in Minnesota Sunday night.
Elliott reminded his coaches that he isn't a bad netminder himself. His GAA is now 2.08. His save percentage, .917.
Taylor Hall LW EDM 8 Hrs
Taylor Hall and Sam Gagner each scored a goal and assisted on one in the Oilers' 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Edmonton Sunday night.
Hall's goal was his 22nd of the season. Gagner's, his seventh. Hall, having a big season, now has 39 assists. Gagner's assist was his 23rd of the season.
Jeff Carter C LA 8 Hrs
Jeff Carter continued to produce for Los Angeles Sunday night, scoring two goals and adding an assist en route to the Kings' 4-2 victory over the Oilers in Edmonton.
Carter's goals were his 23rd and 24th of the season. The second goal came on a power play. Carter's assist was his 19th of the season. The all-star forward also received a 10-minute misconduct during the third period. Other scorers for the Kings Sunday were Alec Martinez (seventh) and Trevor Lewis (third).
Jhonas Enroth G BUF 9 Hrs
Buffalo goaltender Jhonas Enroth turned in a first-rate game Sunday night, making 29 saves, but the Sabres were edged 2-1 by the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.
Enroth has been excellent since the Sabres traded their former first-string goalie, Ryan Miller, last week. He was brilliant Thursday night as he stopped 43 of 44 shots en route to a 3-1 victory for the Sabres over the Lightning. After Sunday's game, Enroth is sporting a GAA of 2.79 and a save percentage of 912.