How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Kadri lifts Leafs; Habs fall short
There were six Canadian NHL teams in action on Thursday night. Here's a quick look at how they fared.
Kadri picks up 4 points in OT thriller
It was a big night for Nazem Kadri, who picked up two goals and two assists, including the overtime winner, as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-5.
The Leafs allowed the Ducks to claw back with four unanswered goals, but rallied to tie the game 5-5 and send it to overtime. Three of the Leafs goals came on the power play.
The Ducks, despite the loss, clinched their fourth playoff berth in as many years with the single point they picked up.
Oilers spoil Sharks chance to clinch
The Edmonton Oilers stormed back with four goals in the second period to take a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
Patrick Maroon scored the go-ahead goal as Edmonton spoiled San Jose's opportunity to clinch a playoff berth. This is the second straight match that the Sharks missed their chance to secure a post-season spot.
Red Wings hold off Canadiens' rally
The Montreal Canadiens scored three goals in the final frame, but it was not enough to overcome a four-goal hole and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 4-3 win.
Red Wings rookie Anthony Mantha, a Quebec native, reached his first career milestone. The 21-year-old scored his first NHL goal with his grandfather and former Habs player André Pronovost in attendance.
Parise scores 3 in 1st, leading Wild over Flames
It took Zach Parise a single period to register his third hat trick of the season in the Minnesota Wild's 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames. The 11 minutes and 12 seconds it took for Parise to score three is the fastest in the team's history.
Jared Spurgeon also scored two power-play goals for the Wild, who hold the Western Conference's last wild-card position.
It was former Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom's first return to Minnesota since being traded to the Flames.
Jets' late push sinks Kings
The Winnipeg Jets had a burst of offence in the third period to hand the Los Angeles Kings their third-straight loss.
Dustin Byfuglien, Paul Postma and Drew Stafford scored to close out the game and propel the hosts to a 4-1 victory.
Winnipeg's win means they are not yet mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
Canucks lose 6th straight
The Vancouver Canucks were unable to snap their now six-game losing streak, falling 3-2 to the Nashville Predators.
The Predators scored two goals with under 10 minutes remaining in the third period to tie the game, sending it to overtime. Craig Smith scored in the eventual shootout to complete the rally.