Jason Robertson scored his second hat-trick in as many games, and the Dallas Stars defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Sunday.
Robertson has scored 29 goals this season, seven of them in the last three matches. Robertson is also the first player since Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, Jan. 16, and 18, 2020, to have back-to-back Hat Tricks.
Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski also scored for Dallas. Riley Tufte had his first NHL goal. Jake Oettenger made 32 saves.
Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov scored two goals and Nico Sturm added one. Kaapo Kahkonen was pulled at the end of the second period after surrendering four goals on 21 shots. Cam Talbot replaced him, and stopped all three of his shots.
The Stars have won four consecutive games and seven of their nine last nine. The Wild have lost eight out of 10 games in their last ten and are currently tied with Dallas for third in the Central Division.
DEVILS 3, BLUES 2 OT
NEWARK, N.J. — Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime and rookie Nico Daws saved New Jersey’s lead over St. Louis. New Jersey had a 2-0 lead at the end of the third period.
Hamilton scored his ninth goal for the season at 1:12 in the extra session. He used a high shot against Ville Husso to score the win. Jack Hughes and Pavel Zacha assisted in the goal’s scoring.
The Devils ended a two-game losing streak and the Blues lost their third consecutive New York-area match this week. They had also fallen to the Rangers, Islanders, and Islanders.
New Jersey led 2-0 with goals by Ty Smith, Dawson Mercer and Dawson Mercer going into the third. However, St. Louis tied the score when Torey Krag and Jordan Kyrou scored in less than four minutes early in the second period.
In their last 10 games, the Blues are still 6-2-2. Husso saved 30 in defeat and is now 10-2-2 since 2022.
KINGS 3, SABRES 0
BUFFALO (N.Y.) — Andreas Athanasiou scored two times, including the 100th, while Cal Petersen stopped 19 shots, and Los Angeles beat Buffalo.
With 3:05 remaining in the second period, Athanasiou had opened the scoring. Dustin Brown and he then sealed the victory by scoring in the final minute. Petersen was awarded his fourth career shutout and his second shutout.
Los Angeles rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to win 4-3 overtime at Columbus on Friday. It is now 7-1 in its nine wins and has improved to 10-1-2 over its 13 previous road games. The Kings are 31-19-7 and have won the most 57 games since 2015-16 when they were 33-20-4.
The injury list for Buffalo grew longer when Alex Tuch, top-line forward and Buffalo’s leading scorer, did not return from a head-first crash into the post in a short-handed rush that ended with 8:55.