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:
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.
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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.
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.