Goals by Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa ended Brian Elliott's three-game shutout streak and it was Crawford who was the one on Sunday doing the blanking. Crawford recorded his third shutout after making 30 saves as the Blackhawks shutout the St. Louis Blues 2-0. Hossa's goal was the insurance marker, coming shorthanded right off an offensive zone faceoff:
No. 2 Star: Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Howard earned his third shutout of the season with a 22-save performance as the Red Wings blanked the Nashville Predators 3-0. The win moves Detroit ahead of the Dallas Stars and into eighth place in the Western Conference. Henrik Zetterberg scored his ninth of the season in second period and would later assist on Justin Abdelkader's empty-netter. Dan DeKeyser recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Zetterberg's goal, which came after a nice bounce off the boards behind Pekka Rinne:
No. 3 Star: Jhonas Enroth, Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres netminder made 32 saves as the Sabres remained in the hunt for the Eastern Conference's No. 8 seed with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Goals from Tyler Ennis, Jochen Hecht and Kevin Porter helped moved Buffalo four within a playoff spot with five games to go. Ennis' power play goal opened the scoring for the Sabres thanks to a lovely behind-the-back pass from Thomas Vanek:
Honorable mention: Chicago has won five in a row and lead the NHL with 68 points ... The Blackhawks are 22-2-0 when leading after two periods and 23-1-2 when scoring first ... Johan Franzen recorded his 300th career point on a third period goal ... John Scott's video-bombing of post-game interviews continued Sunday night as he showed his dance moves and hairy chest behind rookie Chad Ruhwedel:
Did You Know? "This marks just the second time since the 2006-07 season that Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has missed consecutive games when healthy." (AP)
Dishonorable mention: Tampa is 1-4-1 in their previous six games and 1-6-1 in their last eight away from home ... The Blues were 0-for-3 on the power play and have only scored on 6 of their last 72 opportunities ... Nashville has dropped six in a row.