Jason Spezza hat trick leads Leafs to win By Reuters

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Jason Spezza posted his eighth career hat trick and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated visiting Vancouver Canucks 7-3 Thursday night in the first game of a three-game series. Auston Matthews added two goals for the Maple Leafs, Mitchell Marner scored one goal and two assists and John Tavares scored the 350th goal of his career. William Nylander had three assists and Morgan Rielly, Jake Muzzin and Travis Boyd each had two assists. Frederik Andersen made 16 saves in the Toronto goal. JT Miller had a goal and an assist for Vancouver. Tanner Pearson and Bo Horvat also scored and Thatcher Demko made 30 saves for the Canucks, who have lost three in a row. Predators 6, Panthers 5 (overtime) Filip Forsberg scored with a minute remaining in overtime as visiting Nashville rallied for a victory in Sunrise, Florida. Forsberg finished with two goals and three assists. Nashville’s Pekka Rinne stopped all 12 shots he faced in relief from Juuse Saros, who made 19 saves and allowed five goals in two periods. Matt Duchene scored twice for Nashville, including the tying goal with 57 seconds left in regulation, and Calle Jarnkrok and Roman Josi also scored. Jonathan Huberdeau led Florida with the first hat trick of his career and added two assists for the first five-point night of his career. Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist, and Aaron Ekblad also scored. Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves, but blew a 5-3 lead in the third period. Coyotes 4, Blues 3 Conor Garland and Christian Dvorak each had a goal and an assist for Arizona to keep host St. Louis at bay. Nick Schmaltz and Tyler Pitlick also scored for the Coyotes, and Jordan Oesterle had two assists. Antti Raanta made 40 saves in his second start of the season for Arizona. Mike Hoffman scored twice for the Blues, who had their four-game winning streak interrupted. Ryan O’Reilly (NASDAQ 🙂 also scored, David Perron had two assists and Jordan Binnington made 26 saves. Rangers 4, Capitals 2 Ryan Strome scored twice, Artemi Panarin collected three assists and host New York beat Washington. It was the fourth two-goal game of Strome’s career. Anthony Bitetto and Pavel Buchnevich added goals for the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves, as the Rangers improved to 3-0-1 in their last four games. Shesterkin withstood a hit to the jaw from a shot by Alex Ovechkin in the second period. He also stopped Ovechkin six times before the Russian superstar scored his 709th career goal in the third period to overtake Mike Gartner (NYSE 🙂 in sole possession of seventh on the NHL’s all-time list. Carl Hagelin had the Capitals’ other goal, and Vitek Vanecek made 27 saves. Jets 4, Flames 1 Mason Appleton scored twice and Mathieu Perreault collected three assists to lead host Winnipeg to a victory over Calgary. Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves for the Jets, who scored four unanswered goals to win their second straight game, both over the Flames. The victory is the 153rd of Hellebuyck’s career, which is the largest in franchise history. The old brand was in the hands of Ondrej Pavelec. Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele also scored for Winnipeg. Andrew Mangiapane scored the first goal of the game for Calgary and Jacob Markstrom stopped 23 shots. Blackhawks 6, Hurricanes 4 Alex DeBrincat scored the lead goal with 7:38 remaining in the third period, adding an empty goal in the final minute as Chicago clinched a win over visiting Carolina. Patrick Kane had one goal and three assists for the Blackhawks, Dominik Kubalik added one goal and two assists, and Mattias Janmark had one goal and one assist. Andrew Shaw also scored for Chicago and Kevin Lankinen made 30 saves. Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov each scored one goal and one assist, while Nino Niederreiter and Brock McGinn also scored for Carolina, who lost for the first time in six games. James Reimer recorded 29 saves. Blue Jackets 4, Stars 3 Cam Atkinson scored his 200th career goal early in the third period to lead host Columbus to a victory over Dallas. Columbus native Jack Roslovic and new teammate Patrik Laine scored their first goal for the Blue Jackets since they were acquired in a trade from the Winnipeg Jets on January 23. Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored as Columbus posted his ninth win in his last 10 meetings with Dallas. Captain Jamie Benn scored a goal in his third straight game and Roope Hintz and Jason Dickinson also scored for the Stars, who have lost three of their last four games (1-2-1) after winning their first four to start the season. . Senators 3, Canadiens 2 Matt Murray made 36 saves and Tim Stutzle scored a goal and his first two assists in the NHL to lead Ottawa to a victory in Montreal. The victory snapped a nine-game winless drought (0-8-1) for the Senators, who won for the first time since a 5-3 decision in the season opener over the Maple Leafs on January 15. Thomas Chabot scored a goal and an assist for Ottawa, and Connor Brown also scored. The leading Canadiens of the Northern Division suffered their second regulation loss of the season despite goals from Brendan Gallagher and Josh Anderson. Phillip Danault collected two assists for Montreal and Carey Price stopped 19 shots. –Field level media