The Leafs, Jets, and Canucks were in action on Friday night. Here's a quick look at how they fared:
Champions descend on Toronto
The Toronto Maple Leafs were no match for the defending Stanley Cup champions as they fell 4-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Air Canada Centre.
Chicago has quietly strung together 10 wins in a row.
Patrick Kane filled up the scoresheet for the Blackhawks, notching his first career regular season hat trick and putting the game away with an empty-netter.
Horvat owns the Hurricanes
Bo Horvat scored two goals, including the decisive marker in overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 road win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Just nine days ago, the Canucks centre turned in a similar performance against Carolina by finding the back of the net twice in what also amounted to a 3-2 victory.
Those four goals account for half of Horvat's output this season.
Jets shut down Wild
A tidy 24-save performance by rookie Connor Hellebuyck and a goal by Blake Wheeler carried the Winnipeg Jets to 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.
It marked the first time this season that Minnesota was held scoreless.
Hellabuyck won his NHL debut against the Wild on Nov. 27.