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Connor McDavid hat trick helps Oilers past Stars

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by NHL Public Relations

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid (3-0-3) and Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (1-2-3) scored to help their teams earn victories on Saturday and end goalless droughts of 10 and 13 games, respectively.

* McDavid, 19, earned his first NHL hat trick (64 GP) to help the Oilers end a five-game losing streak (0-5-0) with a 5-2 win against the Dallas Stars. He is tied for the NHL lead with 22 points (8-14-22 in 19 GP) and has averaged 1.09 points per game since entering the League, fifth among active players behind Sidney Crosby (1.33), Evgeni Malkin (1.17), Alex Ovechkin (1.14) and Jagr (1.14).

* Jagr, 44, had his first multi-point game of the season and had three points in a game for the first time since Feb. 4 (1-2-3 vs. DET). With 1,877 NHL points (751-1,126-1,877) Jagr is 10 behind Mark Messier (694-1,193-1,887) for second on the all-time scoring list.  

Home Team in Caps

LOS ANGELES 4, New Jersey 2
Edmonton 5, DALLAS 2
BOSTON 4, Winnipeg 1
BUFFALO 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)
MONTREAL 2, Toronto 1
Florida 4, OTTAWA 1
ARIZONA 3, San Jose 2 (OT)
ST. LOUIS 3, Nashville 1
Colorado 3, MINNESOTA 2
Chicago 4, VANCOUVER 3 (OT)

The Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a three-goal, third period deficit and had a potential overtime goal overturned by a Situation Room initiated challenge for an offside entry, before Marian Hossa (1-0-1) ended the game in extra time to complete the comeback.

* Elias notes the Blackhawks overcame a three-goal deficit in the third period to win for the first time since Nov. 24, 1995 at ANA (5-4 OT W).

* The Blackhawks improved to 11-1-2 in their past 14 games and 13-4-2 (28 points) overall, the top record in the Western Conference.

* Hossa scored his 14th career overtime goal, tying Daniel Sedin for third among active players behind Jaromir Jagr (19) and Alex Ovechkin (18). He has eight goals and 10 points in his past nine games, including three game-winning goals.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31 saves) and Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (11 SV) helped their teams to victories Saturday. The two veteran goaltenders share the League-lead with 11 wins this season.

* Price improved to 11-0-1 with a 1.58 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and two shutouts. Per Elias, he is the first Canadiens goaltender without a regulation loss in his first 12 games of a season since Ken Dryden in 1972-73 (8-0-4). Elias adds he is the second goaltender in Canadiens history to win 11 of his first 12 games of a season behind Charlie Hodge in 1960-61 (11-1-0).

* Rask improved to 11-2-0 with a 1.46 GAA, .946 save percentage and three shutouts. According to Elias, he is the fourth goaltender in Bruins history to earn 11 wins in his first 13 appearances of a season (Tiny Thompson: 11-2-0 in 1929-30; Gilles Gilbert: 11-2-0 in 1973-74; Ross Brooks: 11-1-0 in 1973-74).

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves to earn his second shutout of the season, and Ondrej Palat led the offense with a goal and an assist, to help the Tampa Bay Lightning to their fourth consecutive victory, all of which have come away from Amalie Arena.

* Vasilevskiy has a shutout in back-to-back appearances (also 34 SV in 4-0 W at NYI on Nov. 14) to improve to 5-1-1 this season with a 1.43 GAA and .953 save percentage.

* The Lightning, who have outscored their opponents 15-4 during the winning streak, complete their five-game trip at the Nashville Predators on Monday.

ICYMI: Josh Kerr, a Lightning fan from Philadelphia who wore a Tyler Johnson t-shirt to the game, caught Johnson's stick when it was knocked out of his hands and over the glass during the third period. As an added bonus he met Johnson, who scored the opening goal, after the game.

The Los Angeles Kings honored former goaltender and recent Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Rogie Vachon in a pregame ceremony prior to their win against the New Jersey Devils . . . Goaltender Anders Nilsson made 46 saves through three periods and overtime and stopped all three Penguins shootout attempts to help the Buffalo Sabres end a six-game losing streak (0-4-2) . . . The St. Louis Blues extended their home point streak to eight games (6-0-2) and their overall win streak to three games . . . Forward Martin Hanzal scored 1:16 into overtime and goaltender Mike Smith made 43 saves to help the Arizona Coyotes win on their Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night . . . Nathan MacKinnon (1-1-2) and Mikko Rantanen (1-1-2) helped the Colorado Avalanche rally from a two-goal, third period deficit to win . . . Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin (0-1-1) extended his point streak to eight games (4-5-9) . . . Stars forward Patrick Eaves (1-0-1) extended his NHL career-high goal streak to five games (6-1-7) . . . Sabres forward William Carrier (8 GP) and Blackhawks forward Vinnie Hinostroza (17 GP) scored their first career NHL goals . . . Linesman Greg Devorski was honored prior to the Pittsburgh Penguins-Sabres game for officiating his 1,500th NHL game.

All Times Eastern

Columbus @ Washington, 12:30 p.m., SN, CSN-DC, FS-O
Winnipeg @ Carolina, 5 p.m., FS-CR, TSN3
Florida @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., MSG, FS-F
Calgary @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., SN, TVAS, NHLN-US, FS-D
Los Angeles @ Anaheim, 8 p.m., PRIME, FS-W
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The Calgary Flames head to Detroit to face the Detroit Red Wings on Rogers Hometown Hockey, which will showcase the cross-border city of Windsor, Ontario. Captain Henrik Zetterberg is tied for the Red Wings lead with 11 points (3-8-11) this season, while veteran forward Michael Frolik tops all Flames players with 6-6-12.

* Throughout 2016-17, Sunday games will be broadcast from a different community rink in various towns across Canada. Included in each telecast will be local NHL player profiles, grassroots stories and local entertainment features.

* Click here for more details about the festivities in Windsor.

* Click here for the full schedule of stops for the 2016-17 season.

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