CHICAGO Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien scored three consecutive goals in the first period for his first multigoal game and added an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.
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.
DEVILS 4, CANADIENS 0: At Newark, N.J. 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.
PENGUINS 4, STARS 1: At Pittsburgh, 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.
HURRICANES 4, CAPITALS 3: At Raleigh, N.C., Rod Brind'Amour scored twice, and Cory Stillman and Matt Cullen added goals for Southeast Division-leading Carolina.Cam Ward made 32 saves for the victory.
WILD 3, BLUES 2, OT: At ST. Paul, Minn., 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.
OILERS 5, DUCKS 1: At Edmonton, Alberta, 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.