The Sports Xchange/New York
Patrick Kane scored three goals and the Chicago Blackhawks extended their season-best winning streak to 10 games by defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Friday.
Kane scored two goals in the second period and added an empty-netter and an assist in the third.
Canucks 3, Hurricanes 2 (overtime)
Vancouver Center Bo Horvat scored his second goal of the game with 1:35 left in overtime, and goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped 38 shots, as the Canucks snapped the Carolina Hurricanes’ four-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory.
Carolina defenseman John-Michael Liles tied the score at 2-2 with 2:10 left in regulation when his sharp angle shot went off the skate of Vancouver defenseman Matt Bartkowski in the crease and past Markstrom.
Bruins 4, Sabres 1
Ryan Spooner had a goal and two assists to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabrest Zdeno Chara, Brett Connolly and Matt Beleskey also scored for the Bruins (22-16-5), who ended a three-game losing streak. Goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 33 saves.
Lightning 5, Penguins 4 (overtime)
Vladislav Namestnikov got his first career hat trick in dramatic fashion, scoring his third goal with 2:49 left in overtime to help the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at Amalie Arena.
Namestnikov, who entered the game with six goals all season, scored the winner after the Lightning saw a 3-1 lead turn into a 4-3 deficit with six minutes left in the game.
Jets 1, Wild 0
It was another happy homecoming for Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets.
Wheeler, a Twin Cities native, scored early to set the tone in the Jets’ 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
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