Joel Eriksson Ek and Kirill Kaprizov each have a hat trick and 3 assists as Wild beat Canucks 10-7

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Joel Eriksson Ek and Kirill Kaprizov each have a hat trick and 3 assists as Wild beat Canucks 10-7

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Joel Eriksson Ek and Kirill Kaprizov each had hat tricks and three assists for the Minnesota Wild, who faced a three-goal deficit in the second period before storming back with six unanswered goals and hanging on for a record-filled 10-7 victory over the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

Minnesota's six scores in a span of 5:45 was the fastest such flurry in the NHL in 25 years, since Washington had six goals in 4:47 in a game on Feb. 3, 1999.

Matt Boldy, Mats Zuccarello, Marco Rossi and Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who set their franchise record for goals in a game. Filip Gustavsson made 11 saves in the first two periods before the Wild switched goalies and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped six.

J.T. Miller led the Canucks with a hat trick and an assist, and Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson, Ian Cole and Nikita Zadorov also scored. Canucks goalie Casey DeSmith made 17 saves.

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The Canucks took seven penalties and lost their second straight game.

BRUINS 4, STARS 3, SO

BOSTON (AP) - Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy scored in the shootout and Boston snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Dallas.

Marchand kept Boston's bid alive in the shootout after Dallas took a 1-0 lead. McAvoy put the Stars in a position where they needed to score, but Jeremy Swayman stopped 8 of 9 shots in the shootout and finished the game with 43 saves.

The win enabled the Bruins to jump past Florida for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Boston's Justin Brazeau scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game while Jesper Boqvist and David Pastrnak also scored.

Wyatt Johnston, Ryan Suter and Esa Lindell scored in regulation for Dallas while Jake Oettinger made 27 saves.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, BLUES 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 49th goal of the season and added an assist, and Toronto won its fourth game in a row and swept the two-game series with St. Louis.

Matthews, the top pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, had recorded hat tricks in his two previous games. His go-ahead goal came on a power play in the beginning of the third period. He has scored 14 goals and nine assists on the power play this season.

Matthew Knies also scored and William Nylander scored a short-handed goal for the Maple Leafs. Bobby McMann added an empty net goal. Ilya Samsonov registered 19 saves for Toronto.

Brandon Saad and Pavel Buchnevich scored for St. Louis. Joel Hofer stopped 25 shots.

DUCKS 4, SABRES 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Troy Terry scored the go-ahead goal with 64 seconds left in the second period and had two assists, and Anaheim swept the two-game season series with Buffalo.

Frank Vatrano scored twice to increase his season total to a career-best 26 goals, and Mason McTavish added three assists in an outing where the Ducks' top scoring line combined for three second-period goals. Adam Henrique also scored and John Gibson stopped 34 shots.

Tage Thompson, Jordan Greenway and Zach Benson scored for the Sabres, while Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen finished with 11 saves.

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