Patrick Eaves scored a hat trick as the Detroit Red Wings fought back from two goals down to beat the Dallas Stars 7-3 in the NHL on Wednesday.
Goals by Brad Richards, Mark Fistric and Jamie Benn in a 1:14 span in the second period gave the Stars a 3-1 lead. However, Eaves struck on the power play after Nicklas Lidstrom scored at even strength to help the Red Wings tie it 3-3 entering the final period.
Brad Stuart’s blast from the point got past screened goalie Kari Lehtonen to give Detroit the lead for good.
Kris Draper and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Western Conference-leading Red Wings.
COYOTES 6, KINGS 3
In Glendale, Arizona, Shane Doan scored two goals as the Phoenix offense sparked to beat Los Angeles.
Scottie Upshall and Keith Yandle each had three points as the Coyotes set season highs for goals and goals in the first period with four.
Upshall had a goal and two assists, and Yandle had three assists.
Brent MacLean scored his first NHL goal in his first game, and Ray Whitney and Kyle Turris added goals for the Coyotes.
Brad Richardson, Marco Sturm and Ryan Smith scored for Los Angeles.
WILD 5, SHARKS 3
In St Paul, Minnesota, Kyle Brodziak scored twice in Minnesota’s comeback victory over the San Jose Sharks.
The Wild trailed 3-2 and appeared to be headed toward another home loss after failing to score on a four-minute power play to start the third period. However, Chuck Kobasew, Brent Burns and Brodziak scored in a five-minute span and the Wild overwhelmed the suddenly reeling Sharks in the final period.
Joe Thornton, Devin Setoguchi and Patrick Marleau scored for San Jose.
ISLANDERS 2, PENGUINS 1, SO
In Uniondale, New York, Sidney Crosby’s 25-game points streak was snapped as Pittsburgh’s high-powered offense was held in check by the New York Islanders, who took a shootout victory.
Islanders and goalie Rick DiPietro stopped the Pittsburgh captain and the rest of the Penguins’ high-powered offense in a 2-1 shootout victory on Wednesday night.
Crosby had had at least a point in every game since Nov. 3. The run, in which Crosby had 26 goals and 24 assists, was the longest in the NHL since 1992 to 1993. Crosby also had scored a goal in five consecutive games before being shut down by the Islanders.
Crosby was also denied on Pittsburgh’s second shootout attempt by goalie Rick DiPietro.
Josh Bailey gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead in the second period, but Chris Conner tied it before the frame was over.
P.A. Parenteau put the Islanders ahead in the shootout and DiPietro sealed the win by stopping Mark Letestu.
HURRICANES 4, SENATORS 0
In Ottawa, Cam Ward made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season as Carolina beat the Ottawa Senators.
Zach Boychuk scored goals 3:48 apart in the first for Carolina.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Rangers 3, Devils 1