James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, NJ) scored his first career NHL hat trick in a 4-1 Flyers victory over the Islanders Saturday night. Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller (East Lansing, MI) stopped all 30 shots he faced in a shutout victory over the Devils. David Backes (Minneapolis, MN) scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-3 Blues victory over the Wild in his Minnesota homecoming.
Did you know? Ryan Miller won the Hobey Baker Award, top collegiate hockey player, in 2001 as a goaltender for the Michigan State Spartans.