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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.

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