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|Friday, 30 November 2007 19:04|
Tuomo Ruutu added two goals, rookie Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and NHL rookie scoring leader Patrick Kane also had two assists. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 28 shots, allowing only Peter Mueller's breakaway goal with 7:57 left.
Byfuglien, playing his 47th NHL game, matched the Chicago record for goals in a game by a defenseman set in 1977 by Dick Redmond and matched by Doug Wilson in 1991.
Byfuglien entered the game with three goals and an assist in 12 games this season.
Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov was pulled at 10:30 of the first period after allowing five goals - capped by Byfuglien's natural hat trick - on seven shots. Mikael Tellqvist replaced him and allowed a goal on 20 shots.
Devils 4, Canadiens 0
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Zach Parise had his first three-goal game, Martin Brodeur made 27 saves for his 94th shutout and New Jersey won its sixth straight game.
Parise had a goal in every period and assisted on Brian Gionta's power-play goal in the third to help the Devils beat the Canadiens for the ninth straight time.
Devils ironman Jay Pandolfo missed the game because of a groin injury, ending his streak of consecutive games at 307.
Penguins 4, Stars 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby had two goals, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves in Pittsburgh's third straight victory.
Tyler Kennedy and Evgeni Malkin also scored, and Colby Armstrong had two assists. The Penguins have scored 14 goals in their past three games and have at least a point in five of their past six games after a 1-6 stretch.
Mike Ribeiro scored for Dallas. The Stars have lost two in row after winning six straight.
Wild 3, Blues 2, OT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Marian Gaborik's wrist shot with 2:39 to play in overtime lifted Minnesota past St. Louis.
Gaborik corralled the puck about 5 feet inside the Minnesota zone, wheeled, and saw nothing but open ice in front before he turned on the jets. One of the fastest skaters in the NHL, Gaborik skated in on Manny Legace and beat him on the stick side.
Brian Rolston and Brent Burns also scored for the Wild, who have won three in a row for the first time since starting the season with five straight victories.
Lee Stempniak and Brad Boyes scored for St. Louis.
Hurricanes 4, Capitals 3
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Rod Brind'Amour scored twice, and Cory Stillman and Matt Cullen added goals for Southeast Division-leading Carolina.
Cam Ward made 31 saves for the victory.
Alexander Ovechkin had two goals and an assist for the Capitals, and Michael Nylander had a goal and an assist.
Oilers 5, Ducks 1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Shawn Horcoff had a goal and two assists, and Dwayne Roloson made 21 saves to help Edmonton win for the third time in four games.
Ales Hemsky, Andrew Cogliano, Kyle Brodziak and Steve Staios also scored for Edmonton. Roloson allowed only Ryan Getzlaf's first-period goal.
A night after shutting out Calgary, Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere was pulled after allowing Cogliano's goal at 1:33 of the third period. Giguere allowed four goals on 23 shots. Anaheim has just one win in its last 15 appearances in Edmonton.