NHL recap: Auston Matthews scored a hat trick in Leafs win
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Auston Matthews had three goals and one assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat visiting Ottawa Senators 6-5 for the sixth straight on Saturday night.
It was the third career hat trick for Matthews, who leads the NHL by 31 goals.
Mitchell Marner added a goal and three assists for the Maple Leafs. Zach Hyman and Ilya Mikheyev each had a goal and an template. Alex Galchenyuk had two assists.
Jack Campbell stopped 27 shots to score his 11th straight win, a league record at the start of the season.
Connor Brown scored a goal for a Senators franchise record for the seventh game in a row and had an assist.
Blues 3, Wild 2
Ryan O’Reilly (NASDAQ 🙂 scored two seconds in extra time to help St. Louis defeat Minnesota.
Blues winger Mike Hoffman scored his second goal of the game 42 seconds ahead to force extra time.
Vince Dunn had three assists and Ville Husso made 28 saves for the Blues, who won their third game in a row.
Star 4, Panther 1
Rookie Jason Robertson scored twice and Anton Khudobin scored 20 saves to help hosts Dallas beat Florida.
Robertson has scored 11 goals this season and Khudobin has won three starts in a row for the stars who have won two games in a row.
The Panthers goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky, who came into play with a 15-1-1 career record against the Stars, made 16 saves in one loss. Captain Aleksander Barkov scored for Florida, which suffered their third consecutive loss of the season.
Flyer 3, Bruins 2
Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist, and Philadelphia kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a win over the Boston visit.
Shayne Gostisbehere and Sean Couturier each added a goal for the Flyers, who drew within four points of the Bruins to the east. James van Riemsdyk provided two assists and Flyer goalkeeper Brian Elliott made 30 saves.
Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk scored goals for the Bruins, who have lost to the Flyers for the second time in eight games this season.
Red Wings 5, Hurricanes 4 (SO)
Adam Erne scored the winning goal in the seventh round of the shootout when Detroit defeated hosts Carolina in Raleigh, NC
Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Valtteri Filppula and Erne scored a goal in regulation for the Red Wings. Larkin started the shootout on a record before Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov extended it at the last chance of the first three rounds.
Martin Necas, Jordan Staal, Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho scored a goal for the Hurricanes.
Blitz 3, Predators 0
Without the injured captain Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay scored 36 saves from Andrei Vasilevskiy in a win against hosts Nashville.
Yanni Gourde scored a clean sheet and had an assist. Ross Colton and Erik Cernak added markers for the Blitz, who beat the Predators 6-1 this season.
For the first time on the net since March 28, goalkeeper Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots as Nashville went blind for the fourth time this season and its three-game winning streak collapsed.
Blackhawks 4, Blue Jackets 3
Wyatt Kalynuk scored his first NHL goal when he broke a tie, and Chicago prevailed against hosts Columbus.
Alex DeBrincat, Carl Soderberg and Dylan Strome also scored goals for the Blackhawks, who fell 2-0 before bouncing back with four goals in a row.
Michael Del Zotto, Cam Atkinson and Patrik Laine scored one goal for the Blue Jackets, who lost five out of six.
Flames 5, Oiler 0
Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano scored both goals, and goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom scored the shutout when Calgary scored a four-goal home win over Edmonton in the second half.
Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also scored goals for the Flames. Markstrom made 17 saves for his third shutout of the season and the eighth of his career.
Mike Smith stopped 27 shots for the Oilers who looked like a tired team playing their fourth street game in six nights.
Jets 5, Canadiens 0
Connor Hellebuyck scored 19 saves to take his 20th win and second shutout of the season when Winnipeg won a two-game series in Montreal.
Nikolaj Ehlers, Andrew Copp and Mathieu Perreault each had a goal and an assist, and Paul Stastny and Derek Forbort also scored goals for the Jets.
Canadian goalkeeper Jake Allen, who started in place of the injured Carey Price for the third time in a row, stopped 20 of 25 shots.
Kings 4, Sharks 2
Los Angeles blew up for a second three-goal period to overwhelm hosts San Jose.
Jeff Carter found the back of the net in the first period and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves as the Kings finished their season series with the Sharks. Andreas Athanasiou, Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown split in the second round and gave Los Angeles a 4-1 lead before the second break.
Dylan Gambrell and Timo Meier scored goals for San Jose when Martin Jones scored 15 saves in two periods. Josef Korenar, who made his NHL debut, stopped all seven shots he faced in the third after pulling Jones.
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