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LOS ANGELES 3 PITTSBURGH 2 (Shootout)
Marian Gaborik scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lead the Kings to a 3-2 win over the hometown Pittsburgh Penguins Friday.
Both netminders played well as Jonathan Quick turned aside 40 shots for the win as he is now 16-7-1.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 38 shots to take the overtime loss. He is now 13-9-2.
Chris Kunitz had 10 hits.
NEW JERSEY 3 DETROIT 2 (Overtime)
Kyle Palmieri is having a heck of a season with the Devils. He scored the overtime winner and added an assist to lead the Devils to the 3-2 win over Detroit.
After picking up only 14 goals and 29 points in 57 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season, Palmieri was dealt to the Devils for a couple of draft picks. He saw some time on the power play with the Ducks but this season has been a revelation for poolies as Palmieri has 13 goals and 23 points in 29 games including five goals and 11 points with the man-advantage.
Damon Severson picked up his first of the season to get the Devils on the scoreboard after Detroit took a 2-0 lead on a couple of power play goals by Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar. Severson came into the NHL last season and surprised many with his offensive acumen but injuries halted his season in 2014-15 and it seems like he’s been playing catch up ever since.
Sergey Kalinin tied the game up at twos with a power play goal.
Jordin Tootoo had two assists.
Lee Stempniak picked up his 16th assist of the season.
CHICAGO 2 WINNIPEG 0
Crawford stopped all 25 shots directed his way for his 14th win of the season.
Jonathan Toews opened the scoring as both Chicago goals came with the man-advantage.
Connor Hellebuyck took his first loss in his NHL career in his fifth start. The young netminder made 29 saves.
DALLAS 3 PHILADELPHIA 1
Jamie Benn became the first player this season to get to the 20 goal plateau as he scored the insurance goal into the empty net to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 win over the Flyers.
Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere opened the scoring with his fifth of the season as the defenseman scored on the power play but Antti Niemi shut the door after that as he turned aside 19 shots for his 12th win of the season.
Michal Neuvirt was sensational between the pipes for the Flyers as he stopped 41 of 43 shots. He has taken over as the Flyers top netminder, outplaying Steve Mason this season.
ARIZONA 2 MINNESOTA 1 (Overtime)
Mikkel Boedker scored both goals including the winner in overtime as the Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1.
Boedker now has 11 goals and the winner was on the power play as Zach Parise took a high-sticking penalty 16 seconds into the OT.
Jared Spurgeon potted his fourth goal of the season to open the scoring for the Wild but Anders Lindback, who has taken over for the injured Mike Smith, shut down the Wild to get the win. He stopped 27 shots and is now 4-5-0 this season.
EDMONTON 7 NEW YORK RANGERS 5
The wildest game of the night came as the Edmonton Oilers feted their former GM Glen Sather before the game with a touching ceremony and then had Lauri Korpikoski get his first career hat trick to lead the Oilers to a 7-5 win over the Rangers.
Hall had two goals and two assists while Purcell had a goal and two assists. Draisaitl continued his outstanding season with four helpers.
Anders Nilsson, the Oilers number one goalie at this time, stopped 29 shots for his 11th victory against only seven losses.
The Oilers are starting to make a move in the West and do not be surprised if they challenge for a playoff spot, especially once they get Connor McDavid back.
CAROLINA 5 ANAHEIM 1
Jeff Skinner got the hat trick as the Carolina Hurricanes got the road win, beating the Anaheim Ducks 5-1.
Lack stopped 31 shots to garner only his second win of the season and Gibson was pulled after two periods as he gave up three goals on 17 shots. Frederik Andersen mopped up in the third and although the Ducks made it close, the Hurricanes eventually pulled away.
Do not be surprised if Gibson is sent to the minors as the Ducks organization wants him to play a lot. Andersen should get his crease back after missing a couple of weeks with the flu.
Jakob Silfverberg ended the shutout bid of Lack with the Ducks only goal.
Justin Faulk had two assists and now has 23 points. Not too bad for a defenseman.
Dan Girardi -3
Kevin Bieksa -3
Ryan Getzlaf -3
Chris Kunitz 10
Taylor Hall +3
Jason Demers +3
Johnny Oduya +3
Jeff Skinner +3
Victor Rask +3