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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Pacioretty does it the natural way

By ESPN Stats & Information

Canadiens 6, Wild 2
* Max Pacioretty (MTL): natural hat trick in 2nd period (5) - 2nd career hat trick
* Canadiens: 6 goals are team single-game high this season
* Wild: loss ends 4-game winning streak

Kings 5, Lightning 2
* Justin Williams (LA): 8th goal of season (had 11 goals in 48 games last season)
* Anze Kopitar (LA): 6th goal in past 12 games (0 goals in 1st 10 games this season)
* Kings: 6-0-1 in 7 straight games, allowing just 5 goals in that span
* Lightning: have lost 2 straight games (lost just 2 of previous 11 games)

Avalanche 5, Blackhawks 1
* Paul Stastny (COL): goal (8), assist (4th multi-point game this season)
* Avalanche: snap 3-game losing streak
* Blackhawks: 1-2-0 in last 3 games (7-0-1 in previous 8 games)
* FROM ELIAS: It was the Avalanche’s largest margin of victory in a regular-season game against the defending Stanley Cup champion since Oct. 27, 1987, when the Quebec Nordiques shut out the Edmonton Oilers, 5–0.

Bruins 2, Rangers 1
* Tuukka Rask (BOS): season-high 43 saves
* Bruins: 6-1-0 in last 7 games (won last 2)
* Rangers: 1-3-0 in last 4 games following a 3-game winning streak
* FROM ELIAS: Rask has won the past 6 regular-season games in which he faced 40 shots on goal, and has allowed only 5 goals while racking up 243 saves in those games.

Blues 4, Sabres 1
* Brenden Morrow (STL): 2 goals (4) (had 2 goals in 1st 13 games entering Tuesday)
* Blues: 3-1-0 in last 4 games
* Sabres: lost last 2 games; 2-9-1 at home this season

Maple Leafs 5, Islanders 2
* Phil Kessel (TOR): 2 goals (12); snaps 5-game goalless streak
* Maple Leafs: 8-2-0 at home this season (won last 5 home games)
* Islanders: lost last 5 road games (last road win: Nov. 1 at Senators)

Flyers 5, Senators 2
* Kimmo Timonen (PHI): 1st goal of season; also had 2 assists (had 2 assists in 19 games entering Tuesday)
* Flyers: 4-0-1 in last 5 games
* Senators: 1-3-0 in last 4 games following a 3-game winning streak

Predators 2, Red Wings 0
* Marek Mazanec (NSH): 27 saves, 1st career shutout (5th NHL game)
* Predators: 2nd straight win following a 4-game losing streak
* Red Wings: winless in last 7 games (0-2-5)
* FROM ELIAS: Mazanec is only the 3rd goaltender whose 1st NHL shutout came as a visiting player at Joe Louis Arena (Guy Hebert for the Blues in January 1993 and Joey MacDonald for the Islanders in March 2009).