3 standout performers from Monday's NHL action
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While the majority of the hockey world's attention was directed at the Hall of Fame for this year's induction ceremony, a tiny two-game schedule offered some particularly impressive performances.

Here are three players that stood out Monday night in the NHL:

Teuvo Teravainen

Deadlocked in a 1-1 tie with the Dallas Stars entering the third period, Teravainen took matters into his own hands and earned his Carolina Hurricanes a win.

The 23-year-old netted a natural hat trick in just over seven minutes in the third period, and also added an assist on Carolina's first goal. With a four-point output on Monday, Teravainen now has six points in his last three games.

Mark Jankowski

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One game after he potted the first goal of his career, Jankowski solidified his case to maintain a spot in the Calgary Flames' lineup by netting two goals and adding a primary assist for the best performance of his young career.

Suiting up in the middle between Sam Bennett and Jaromir Jagr, Jankowski looked dangerous all night, and could prove to be an effective solution to help alleviate some of the Flames' scoring woes.

Jordan Staal

While Teravainen was the finisher for Carolina, Staal was the set-up man, recording a selfless four assists.

Three of Staal's helpers we're primary, and the veteran pivot is now up to 13 points in 16 games - putting him on an early pace to reach a career-high 66 this season.

3 standout performers from Monday's NHL action
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