Jamie Benn recorded a hat trick in the first two periods as Dallas cruised to a 4-1 win over St. Louis at the Scottrade Center. Benn scored twice in the first period and again on a power play in the second with Jason Spezza assisting on all three goals. Cody Eakin added a score in the first and Kari Lehtonen recorded 27 saves to give the Stars their fourth win in five contests. Patrik Berglund scored the lone goal for the Blues. Brian Elliott was yanked after just eight-plus minutes after allowing three goals on six shots. Jake Allen made 15 saves in relief as St. Louis saw its three-game winning streak end.
Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Philadelphia Flyers 2
Washington Capitals 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
New York Islanders 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
New Jersey Devils 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (SO)
Florida Panthers 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Nashville Predators 5, San Jose Sharks 1
>>Blackhawks Battle Red Wings
(Detroit, MI) -- The Blackhawks will be back in action tonight against the Red Wings at the United Center. Chicago captured a 2-1 shootout win over Pittsburgh its last time out on Sunday. The 'Hawks have won their last two overall. Tomorrow's game is at 6:30.