NHL results | Thursday
Predators 5, Blackhawks 2
CHICAGO — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks for John Hynes’ first win with the team.
Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped his debut when Nashville lost 6-2 to Boston on Tuesday night, but the Predators held off the Blackhawks in the final part of the third after nearly blowing a three-goal lead.
Bruins 5, Jets 4
BOSTON — David Pastrnak had a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and Jake DeBrusk added two goals, including the go-ahead score in the third period, as Boston beat Winnipeg.
It was Pastrnak’s third hat trick this season and eighth of his career. He has nine goals and 10 assists during his current point streak, and his 35 goals overall lead the NHL.
Oilers 4, Canadiens 2
MONTREAL — Alex Chiasson scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Edmonton extended its winning streak to three games, rallying to beat Montreal.
Riley Sheahan, Ryan NugentHopkins and Josh Archibald also scored for the Oilers, who overcame a two-goal deficit by scoring four unanswered goals, including three in the third period. Mike Smith had 35 saves in his fourth consecutive start.
Rangers 6, Devils 3
NEW YORK — Tony DeAngelo recorded his first career hat trick and added two assists as New York beat New Jersey.
Artemi Panarin had a goal and two assists, and Jesper Fast and Chris Kreider also scored for New York.
Lightning 4, Coyotes 1
TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov had two goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves and Tampa Bay beat Arizona for its ninth consecutive victory.
Alex Killorn and Mikhail Sergachev also scored for the Lightning, who are one win from tying the franchise record of 10 straight set in February 2019.
Arizona’s Adin Hill, making his fourth appearance this season, stopped 30 shots as the Coyotes’ four-game winning streak ended. Arizona’s top goalies, Darcy Kuemper and Antti Raanta, are out with lowerbody injuries.
Panthers 5, Canucks 2
SUNRISE, Fla. — Noel Acciari scored two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in his first start in three games to lift Florida over Vancouver.
Mike Hoffman, Evgenii Dadonov and Mark Pysyk also scored for Florida. Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists to move within one point of tying Olli Jokinen for the most in Panthers franchise history (419).
Blues 5, Sabres 1
ST. LOUIS — Robert Thomas and Tyler Bozak each had a goal and two assists, and St. Louis beat Buffalo.
Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist and David Perron also scored for the Blues, who won their eighth straight against the Sabres on home ice. Jordan Binnington made 18 saves, running his record to 21-7-4.
Jack Eichel scored and Linus Ullmark made 26 saves for the Sabres, who won their previous two games.
Flames 2, Wild 1
CALGARY, Alberta — Johnny Gaudreau’s second-period goal was the winner as Calgary beat Minnesota.
Derek Ryan also scored for the Flames, who won their fourth straight. Cam Talbot made 42 saves and picked up back-to-back wins.
Mats Zuccarello scored for the Wild, who are 1-3-1 in their last five. Alex Stalock made 35 saves and assisted on Zuccarello’s goal.
Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 1
SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton scored and moved into a tie for 11th place on the NHL’s career list for games played as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Thornton, who notched his second goal of the season, appeared in his 1,612th NHL game — tying him with Ray Bourque.
Kevin Labanc scored a goal and had an assist, Brent Burns had a goal, and Aaron Dell turned back 28 shots for the Sharks, who improved to 4-2-2 over their last eight games after going 1-8-1 over their previous 10.