Kessel registered 2-3-5 in two games, scoring the winning goal in each contest. He collected 1-2-3, his fourth three-point performance of the season. Kessel became the third U.S.-born player in NHL history to reach the 20-goal milestone in 10 or more consecutive seasons (2008-09 - present).
Gaudreau led the NHL with six assists and eight points in four games (2-6-8). He recorded his fifth career three-assist performance in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Minnesota Wild Jan. 9. The 24-year-old Salem, N.J., native ranks second in the NHL with 15-39-54 in 45 outings this season.
Smith stopped 104 of 108 shots against, going 3-0-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average and .963 save percentage. The 35-year-old Kingston, Ont., native owns a 20-13-3 record in 38 appearances this season (2.46 GAA, .924 SV%, 2 SO).