Sharp, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa scored in a span of 4:04 early in the third period to give the Blackhawks a 4-1 lead. Sharp added his 25th of the season and capped his hat trick with less than 2 minutes to play after New Jersey had pulled to 4-3.
Marek Zidlicky scored twice and fellow defenceman Andy Greene once for New Jersey, which lost in regulation for only the second time in nine games (5-2-2). Both defeats have come against the defending Stanley Cup champions, who lost in overtime to the Islanders on Thursday.
PENGUINS 5, RANGERS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored his 23rd goal and added two assists as Pittsburgh beat New York for its 11th straight home win.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves for Pittsburgh and Jussi Jokinen ended a long scoring drought with two goals. Chris Kunitz also scored twice for the Penguins, who won for the 10th time in their last 12 meetings with the Rangers.
Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma earned his 231st victory, leaving him one shy of Eddie Johnson's franchise record.
DUCKS 5, OILERS 2
Hiller extended his franchise-record winning streak for a goalie as the Ducks followed up their 11-1-1 December with their sixth consecutive win over the Oilers, who haven't beaten Anaheim since April 2012.
The Ducks have the second-longest points streak at home to open a season in the last 25 years, trailing only San Jose's 20-0-2 start five years ago.
LIGHTNING 2, FLAMES 0
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Ben Bishop made 19 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, sending Tampa Bay to a victory over Calgary.
Calgary ended its five-game homestand with four straight losses in regulation. Since the Christmas break, the Flames have one goal — by rookie Sean Monahan — in the last 245 minutes, 5 seconds.
The Flames got defenceman Dennis Wideman back after he missed 16 games with a broken hand. But even with his presence on the power play, Calgary went 0 for 5 with the man advantage.
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