For the second straight game, defensemen Shea Weber and Ryan Suter were marked with the task of going against one of the NHL's premier scorers.

And just as they did one game ago with Alex Ovechkin of Washington, Suter and Weber held forward Phil Kessel pointless. Kessel came into the game leading the NHL in scoring.

"They do such a great job of keeping all the shots outside, containing and battling down low, and breaking up plays," forward Mike Fisher said. "They're two of the best at it, and they did a great job tonight against a really good line."

Also, Suter and Weber were plus-4 on Tuesday. That makes Weber a plus-18 in his last 10 games, and Suter a plus-15.

"Everyone is playing better. Everyone is coming back hard and playing hard in the D zone," Suter said. "(Pekka Rinne) is standing on his head for us, I mean, plus/minus can be a good stat when you're up and a bad stat when you're down. It's just a stat."