5 of the best NHL player performances on Thursday, November 15

These five hockey stars came up big in their team's wins on Thursday night.

On Thursday night (Nov. 16), the NHL had some brilliant performances including a super-fast scoring spree, a first-time hat trick, and several impressive goalies on the ice. Here are five of the best performers from the NHL from Thursday's games!


Darcy Kuemper - Arizona Coyotes

Kuemper easily had the star performance of the night for an NHL goalie. He had 45 saves on the night and allowed just one goal for the Predators. That was huge as Arizona took the game 2-1 and moved to 9-8-1 for the season.


Keith Kinkaid - New Jersey Devils

Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid also had a stellar game between the pipes. He had 29 saves in a shutout against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Devils took the game 3-0 and are 8-8-1 for their season so far.


Brayden Point - Tampa Bay Lightning

Talk about scoring and scoring fast! Brayden Point was able to reel off three consecutive power-play goals in just 1:31 of time. It's the sixth-fastest that three goals have been scored in NHL history too. That helped Tampa Bay defeat Pittsburgh 4-3 to move to 13-5-1.


Mikko Koivu - Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are now 12-5-2 after crushing Vancouver 6-2 on Thursday. Mikko Koivu certainly made his impact felt on the ice. He not only had a goal in the win but assisted on two more. He now has 16 points for the season, mostly coming via assists.


Anthony Beauvillier - New York Islanders

In a battle of the New York hockey teams, Beauvillier was the man. He scored three goals and also helped with an assist as the Islanders topped the Rangers 7-5. That was Beauvillier's first-career hat trick and helped the Islanders move to 10-6 for their season.

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