Thompson also set up Alex Tuch for his 18th goal with a spinning pass off the rush and was the recipient of a great pass on his second of the game. Thompson took advantage of a Capitals turnover to score three minutes into OT for his fourth career hat trick. Tyson Jost also scored for the Sabres.
Players wore “Love for 3” T-shirts into the arena in honor of Damar Hamlin, the Bills safety who wears that number and who remained hospitalized in Cincinnati after going into cardiac arrest during Buffalo’s NFL game Monday night against the Bengals. Signs bearing Hamlin’s name and the Bills logo lined the glass during warmups, and the Sabres said neither players nor coach Don Granato would speak to reporters Tuesday because they were still processing Hamlin’s situation.
RANGERS 5, HURRICANES 3
Jacob Trouba and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Rangers, who are 10-2-1 in their last 13 games. Igor Shesterkin made 20 saves in the first meeting between the teams since New York eliminated Carolina in seven games during a second-round playoff series last May.
The Hurricanes had points in 17 straight (15-0-2) and hadn’t lost in regulation since Nov. 23 to Arizona.
BLUES 6, MAPLE LEAFS 5, SO
TORONTO (AP) — Brayden Schenn scored on the power play and again in the shootout to give St. Louis a victory over Toronto.
KINGS 3, STARS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Kempe broke a tie on a power play midway through the third period and Los Angeles ended Dallas' four-game winning streak.
Pheonix Copley made 28 saves for his seventh straight victory. He’s the fifth goalie in Kings history to have such a streak.
Dallas failed to earn a point for just the fifth time in its past 25 games.
PREDATORS 6, CANADIENS 3
LIGHTNING 4, BLACKHAWKS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Killorn snapped a tie in the third period and Tampa Bay beat Chicago for its fourth straight victory.
Brandon Hagel added a goal and an assist as the Lightning won for the 11th time in 14 games. Pat Maroon and Nicholas Paul also scored in the opener of a three-game trip, and Brian Elliott made 25 saves.
Chicago dropped its fifth straight, managing five goals during the slide. Seth Jones scored for the Blackhawks.
KRAKEN 5, OILERS 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jaden Schwartz had a goal and two assists and Seattle scored four consecutive goals in the second period to beat Edmonton.
PANTHERS 5, COYOTES 3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored his first hat trick for Florida in a win over Arizona.
ISLANDERS 6, CANUCKS 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mathew Barzal had a goal and two assists as New York beat struggling Vancouver.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice — once on a power play and then shorthanded late into an empty net. Aatu Raty, Anders Lee and Casey Cizikas also had goals for the Islanders. Barzal has scored in four straight games.
The Canucks got a pair of goals from Bo Horvat as they dropped their third in a row. Vancouver’s captain is tied with Alex Ovechkin for third in the NHL with 28 goals.
Ilya Sorokin stopped 24 shots in his 14th win.
SENATORS 4, BLUE JACKETS 0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anton Forsberg made 22 saves for his second NHL shutout, Tim Stutzle had a goal and an assist and Ottawa beat Columbus.
Joonas Korpisalo stopped 33 shots for Columbus.
JETS 3, FLAMES 2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Sam Gagner tipped in Ville Heinola’s point shot with 5:40 left to help Winnipeg beat Calgary.
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