Six games tonight in the NHL so let's get right to the action!
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BOSTON 6 PITTSBURGH 2
Frank Vatrano picked up his first career hat trick to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-2 win over the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.
The three goal effort gives the rookie five goals this season as he saw only 10:13 of action. Patrice Bergeron found the back of the net twice while Loui Eriksson with his 12th of the season completed the goal scoring for the Bruins.
WASHINGTON 5 TAMPA BAY 3
Alex Ovechkin and T. J. Oshie each scored twice and added a pair of assists as Washington stormed back from a 3-0 deficit to upend the Lightning 5-3.
Marcus Johansson also scored for Washington. who scored three of the five goals with the man-advantage.
Steven Stamkos, Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr gave the Lightning a 3-0 lead as they chased starter Braden Holtby at the 9:04 mark of the second. Phillip Grubauer stopped only seven shots but none got by him and he picked up his third win of the season.
Ben Bishop went the whole way for the Lightning and gave up four goals on 22 shots as both teams managed to score eight goals on 42 shots.
FLORIDA 2 CAROLINA 0
Roberto Luongo stopped all 24 shots to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-0 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Cam Ward was almost as good as he turned aside 16 of 17 to even his record at 9-9-3.
Willie Mitchell with his first of the season gave the Panthers all the scoring they would need.
Reilly Smith with his 11th, scored into the empty net to give the Panthers the final margin of victory.
OTTAWA 4 SAN JOSE 2
Craig Anderson made 31 saves to pick up his 15th win of the season as the Ottawa Senators defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-2.
Bobby Ryan continued his best season to date as he had a goal and an assist to give him 32 points in 33 games this season. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Chris Wideman and the great Erik Karlsson also scored for the Senators.
VANCOUVER 4 DETROIT 3 (Shootout)
Linden Vey scored the shootout winner as the seventh shooter giving the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 win over Detroit.
Ryan Miller made 25 saves and stopped six of seven in the shootout for his 10th win of the season. Jimmy Howard had a big night in the Detroit cage with 37 saves but it was not enough to give Detroit the win,
WINNIPEG 5 NEW YORK RANGERS 2
It was a huge night for the Jets top line of Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd as Little scored twice and added an assist, Wheeler had four helpers and Ladd had one of each to lead the Jets to a 5-2 win over the slumping Rangers.
Henrik Lundqvist saw his record drop to 15-8-3 as he gave up four goals on 35 shots.
Dan Boyle and J. T. Miller scored for the Rangers.
Patrice Bergeron 2
T. J. Oshie 2
Ryan Spooner 4
Alan Ladd 4
Derick Brassard -4
Mats Zuccarello -4
Dave Dzuirzynski 6
Jake Trouba 6
Victor Hedman 5
Tyler Myers +4
Alan Ladd +4
Bryan Little +4