NAMESTNIKOV HAS HAT TRICK IN OT WIN FOR TAMPA BAY
tampa, fla. » Vladislav Namestnikov completed a hat trick in overtime and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5- 4 on Friday night to extend a seasonhigh four- game winning streak.
Valtteri Filppula and Anton Stralman also scored for Tampa Bay and Steven Stamkos had two assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves.
Zdeno Chara floated in the goahead goal from the left point 29 seconds into the third period and the Bruins beat the Sabres 4- 1. Ryan Spooner scored an insurance goal with 9: 07 left and added two assists, and Brett Connolly scored into an empty net with 1: 09 remaining. … Winnipeg rookie Connor Hellebuyck became the first goalie to shut out Minnesota this season, and the Jets used an early goal by Blake Wheeler to beat the Wild 1- 0. Hellebuyck, who won his NHL debut at Minnesota on Nov. 27 with a 3- 1 decision, made 24 saves. … Patrick Kane had three goals for his first hat trick of the season and the Blackhawks beat the Maple Leafs 4- 1 for their 10th straight win. Artemi Panarin also scored and assisted on two of Kane’s goals for the Blackhawks. … Bo Horvat scored his second goal with 1: 35 left in overtime and the Canucks beat the Hurricanes 3- 2. Horvat also had two goals against Carolina in a 3- 2 win nine days earlier.
Coyotes- Canadiens trade. The Coyotes acquired defenseman Jarred Tinordi from the Canadiens for tough guy John Scott.