How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Patrick Kane, Blackhawks beat Leafs, extend streak
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.
With files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press