Boedker hat trick helps Sharks top Oilers

Boedker hat trick helps Sharks top Oilers

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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic (27) during the first period at Rogers Place Tuesday. — Reuters
San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic (27) during the first period at Rogers Place Tuesday. — Reuters

LOS ANELES — Winger Mikkel Boedker, who had three goals all season, scored three in the first two periods to give San Jose a lead they would never relinquish in their victory over Edmonton 5-3.

Boedker had three goals on his first three shots, scoring at 1:39 of the first period and 2:24 and 8:55 of the second. It was his fourth career hat trick.

Brent Burns also scored in the first period for the Sharks, who led 2-1 after one period and 4-1 after two.

The Oilers launched a fierce rally in the third period to turn a blowout into a nail biter. Defenseman Matt Benning put a wrist shot past Martin Jones before defenseman Oscar Klefbom cut the deficit to 4-3.

San Jose’s Logan Couture stopped the bleeding with a breakaway goal.

Drake Caggiula scored Edmonton’s first period goal.

Hurricanes 5, Blue Jackets 3: Jordan Staal scored on a strange deflection to break a third-period tie as the Carolina Hurricanes produced a 5-3 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Staal’s goal came from Elias Lindholm’s shot deflecting off Staal’s mid-section and the puck ending up in the net.

Jeff Skinner, Derek Ryan and Brock McGinn scored in the second period for the Hurricanes, while Victor Rask added an empty-net goal with 20 seconds to play.

Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson and Brandon Saad scored for Columbus (28-8-4), who have the NHL’s best record but lost for the third time in the last four games after winning 16 in a row.

Sabres 4, Flyers 1: Sam Reinhart had a goal and two assists to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

William Carrier, Evander Kane and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres. Anders Nilsson was solid between the pip es and made 39 saves.

Brayden Schenn scored the lone goal for the Flyers. Steve Mason made 23 saves.

Bruins 5, Blues 3: Frank Vatrano and Torey Krug each scored and set up a goal to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Predators 2, Canucks 1 (OT): Calle Jarnkrok’s shorthanded goal at 4:58 of overtime lifted the Nashville Predators to victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 3 (OT): Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal 38 seconds into overtime and Corey Crawford made 33 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings.

Ducks 2, Stars 0: John Gibson posted his second shutout in four days and Jakob Silfverberg scored Anaheim’s first power-play goal at home in nearly a month as the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars.

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