>>Blackhawks Handle Wild
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks scored twice late in the third period to take down the Wild 5-3 at the United Center. Five different Blackhawks scored, led by Patrick Kane's goal and two assists. Jonathan Toews [[ taves ]] found the back of the net and finished with two dimes, while Marian Hossa [[ HOE-suh ]] and Ben Smith logged goals. Antti Raanta [[ AHN-tee RAHN-tuh ]] stopped 26 pucks as Chicago jumped to 22-9-and-1 with its 10th win in 11 contests. Thomas Vanek [[ VAN-eck ]] and Marco Scandella scored in the loss, with Nino Niederreiter [[ NEE-noh NEE-der-RITE-er ]] adding a penalty shot score. Niklas Backstrom stopped 34-of-38 shots in net for the Wild, who fell to 16-12-and-1.
>>Tarasenko's Hat Trick Leads Blues Past Kings
(St. Louis, MO) -- Vladimir Tarasenko [[ tare-uh-SANK-oh ]] recorded his second career hat trick to lead the Blues past the Kings 5-2 in the first end of a home-and-home at Scottrade Center. Tarasenko now has 20 goals on the year and added an assist for a four-point night. Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen also lit the lamp during a four-goal third period for the Blues, who have won five in-a-row. Jake Allen made 21 saves in the victory. Marian Gaborik [[ GAB-rick ]] scored back-to-back goals in the second period to stake LA to a 2-0 lead before St. Louis responded with five unanswered. Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots in defeat. The Kings have lost three in-a-row and five of their last six. The teams rematch on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Philadelphia Flyers 1
Montreal Canadiens 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Detroit Red Wings 0 (SO)
Florida Panthers 2, Washington Capitals 1 (SO)
Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Anaheim Ducks 2
Nashville Predators 3, Boston Bruins 2 (SO)
Winnipeg Jets 5, Buffalo Sabres 1
New York Rangers 5, Calgary Flames 2
Arizona Coyotes 2, Edmonton Oilers 1 (OT)