March 24 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's NHL
Stars 6, Sharks 1
Adam Cracknell scored his first career hat trick and Kari
Lehtonen made 20 saves for Dallas in a win over San Jose at
American Airlines Center.
Cracknell scored in the first, second and third periods. His
final goal came 4:59 into the third when he intercepted an
attempted clearance by Aaron Dell, who made 23 saves, just
beyond the Sharks' blue line.
Cracknell, who now has a career-high 10 goals this season, then
beat Dell with a wrist shot from the slot.
Islanders 4, Penguins 3
Anthony Beauvillier and John Tavares scored in the shootout to
give the New York Islanders a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh
Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Friday.
With the win, the Islanders surpassed the Boston Bruins for the
final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference standings. Both
teams have 82 points, but the Islanders (73) have played fewer
games than the Bruins (74) heading into their game at the
Barclays Center Saturday.
Ducks 3, Jets 1
Andrew Cogliano's game-winning goal not only gave Anaheim a
victory over Winnipeg at the Honda Center, but also a share of
first place in the Pacific Division.
Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks, who
used their seventh win in nine games to move into a tie with the
San Jose Sharks. Goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 17 shots in
earning his fifth win in six decisions.
Lightning 2, Red Wings 1 (overtime)
Nikita Kucherov scored at 3:28 of overtime to give Tampa Bay a
come-from-behind overtime win over Detroit.
Kucherov tipped home a Brayden Point pass from the edge of the
goal crease for the winner. (Compiled by Peter Rutherford)
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