Owen Tippett scored three goals to lift the host Philadelphia Flyers to a dominant 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.
Joel Farabee and James van Riemsdyk each added one goal for the Flyers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Kevin Hayes and Tony DeAngelo each had two assists for the Flyers. Goaltender Carter Hart made 36 saves.
Victor Olofsson scored two goals for the Sabres, who lost their second straight. Sabers goaltender Craig Anderson stopped 17 shots.
Maple Leafs 5, Hurricanes 2
Zach Aston-Reese scored two goals as Toronto defeated visiting Carolina.
Morgan Rielly added a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, Mitchell Marner and Auston Matthews also scored and John Tavares and Calle Jarnkrok each had two assists. Ilya Samsonov stopped 32 shots as Toronto completed a 2-1-1 homestand.
Brady Skjei and Martin Necas scored for the Hurricanes in the opener of a three-game road trip. Carolina, which got 19 saves from Pyotr Kochetkov, took its third loss in four games.
Blues 5, Capitals 2
Sammy Blais enjoyed his first career two-goal game to lead St. Louis past host Washington. Brayden Schenn had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have won three of their past five games.
St. Louis’ Jordan Kyrou and Kasperi Kapanen scored, and Brandon Saad earned two assists. Joel Hofer, who came up from Springfield of the AHL to replace the suspended Jordan Binnnington, made 32 saves for the Blues in his first appearance of the season.
Martin Fehervary and Nicklas Backstrom scored and Darcy Kuemper stopped 17 shots for the Capitals, who have won just two of their last six games.
Ducks 7, Blue Jackets 4
Max Jones’ late breakaway goal put Anaheim ahead for good in a wild win over visiting Columbus.
Anaheim gave away the lead four times, resulting in a 4-4 tie nearing the end of regulation. At 17:23 of the third period, Jones intercepted an Andrew Peeke pass attempt and raced down the ice to backhand home the winner. The Ducks then added two empty-net goals.
Scott Harrington had two goals for Anaheim. Ryan Strome and Troy Terry each logged a goal and an assist, and Max Comtois and Trevor Zegras added a goal apiece. Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist for Columbus. Cole Sillinger, Boone Jenner and Nick Blankenburg also scored.
–Field Level Media