Todd McLellan picked up his 300th career win on Friday as there were five games in the NHL.
COLUMBUS 4 PHILADELPHIA 3 (Overtime)
The Flyers blew a 3-1 lead in the third period and dropped a 4-3 decision to Columbus on Friday in overtime.
The Blue Jackets leaped over the Maple Leafs in the overall NHL standings and now have 51 points.
Jared Boll go things started on the comeback trail for the Blue Jackets as he scored his first of the season. Cam Atkinson tied it up and sent it into overtime where Artem Anisimov scored his third of the season 2:27 into the extra frame for the winner.
Brandon Dubinsky opened the scoring for Columbus and added an assist.
CHICAGO 3 NEW JERSEY 1
The Blackhawks scored three times in the third period after the Devils carried a one goal lead into the third as Chicago defeated New Jersey 3-1.
Marian Hossa scored his seventh goal in the last four games and now has 17 this season while Jonathan Toews potted the winner with his 16th of the campaign. Kris Versteeg scored into the empty net to seal the win for Chicago.
Defenseman Peter Harrold scored his second of the season to give the Devils a 1-0 lead in the first before there was a scoreless second period.
DALLAS 2 FLORIDA 0
Kari Lehtonen may have been feeling the presence of the newly acquired Jhonas Enroth awaiting his turn in goal, and stopped all 37 shots on goal to pick up his fourth shutout of the season as the Dallas Stars defeated the Florida Panthers 2-0.
Lehtonen is now 24-12-8 this season. His counterpart in goal, Al Montoya stopped 26 shots but it was not enough for the Panthers.
Dmitry Kulikov took a major and game misconduct for clipping Tyler Seguin of the Stars with 6:55 to go in the third. Seguin needed help to leave the ice and did not return. Coach Lindy Ruff said after the game that Seguin will be re-evaluated tomorrow and he will miss ‘some time’.
Ales Hemsky also suffered an injury as he had a lower body injury in the first and did not return.
SAN JOSE 4 ARIZONA 2
Joe Pavelski had the hat trick and now has 31 goals as he led the San Jose Sharks to a come from behind 4-2 win over Arizona.
Antti Niemi started yet again for San Jose and stopped 32 shots for his 23rd win of the season.
Mike Smith could not hold off the Sharks as he stopped 22 of 25 shots to put his record to 10-24-5 this season.
VANCOUVER 5 BOSTON 2
Shawn Matthias picked up his first NHL hat trick to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the visiting Boston Bruins.
Ronald Kenins 8
Zack Kassian +3