The Winnipeg Jets were the latest Canadian NHL team to attempt to harness the San Jose Sharks, while the Edmonton Oilers skated on the road against a surging Arizona Coyotes team. Here's how they fared last night.
Jets can't suppress Sharks
The San Jose Sharks are developing a healthy appetite for feasting on Canadian teams. For the third game in a row, the Sharks defeated a Canadian opponent, beating the Jets in Winnipeg, 4-1.
The victory followed San Jose wins over the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-0 and Calgary Flames, 5-4.
Chris Tierney scored shorthanded for the Sharks, while Joe Thornton, at even strength, Joe Pavelski on the power play and Joel Ward with an empty-net goal completed the attack.
Nikolaj Ehlers' power play score for the Jets which tied the score at 1-1 was the only blemish on San Jose goaltender Alex Stalock, who made 21 saves.
Oilers jolted by Domi hat trick, OT winner
The Arizona Coyotes roared back from a 3-1 deficit on the strength of Max Domi's first career hat trick and an overtime goal with nine seconds left by Oliver Ekman-Larsson to edge the Edmonton Oilers 4-3.
Edmonton built a 3-1 lead on the strength of goals by Leon Draisaitl, Justin Schultz and Benoit Pouliot, the latter's 1:02 into the third period. Domi, who became the fourth 20-year-old this season to score a hat trick (including teammate Anthony Duclair, Nathan Mackinnon and Sam Reinhart) had a goal in the second period and two power-play goals in the third 3:01 apart to even the contest.
Ekman-Larsson found the back of the net on a power play 21 seconds after Taylor Hall was sent off for high sticking. It was the Coyotes' fourth win in a row.