How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Flames' Frolik notches 2nd NHL hat trick
There were four Canadian NHL teams in action Monday night, including an all-Canadian matchup between the hometown Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. Here's a quick look at how they fared:
Burned by Flames
The Calgary Flames prevented St. Louis from moving into top spot in the Central Division with a 7-4 win to snap the Blues' six-game win streak. Michael Frolik was the Flames' offensive catalyst with two short-handed goals and an empty netter for his second NHL hat trick. Sean Monahan recorded his seventh two-goal game and defenceman Dougie Hamilton added a career-high three assists.
Dano busts out in Vancouver
Marko Dano had his most productive game in a Winnipeg Jets jersey since he was acquired last month from Chicago in the Andrew Ladd trade, scoring twice and adding an assist in a 5-2 win at Vancouver. Teammate Mark Scheifele extended his points streak to eight games (eight goals, four assists) with his 23rd goal of the season. Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien sat out with an undisclosed injury.
Neal steals spotlight
Edmonton Oilers goalie Laurent Brossoit was denied his first NHL win in his third start by the visiting Nashville Predators, or more specifically James Neal, who recorded his sixth NHL hat trick in a 3-2 victory. Nashville also moved nine points ahead of idle Minnesota and Colorado atop the Western Conference wild-card race. Edmonton is now 1-7-1 in its last nine game at Rexall Place.