SUNRISE, Fla. – Tomas Kopecky recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas Fleischmann netted the go-ahead score for his 100th career goal, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
Brian Campbell and Marcel Goc also scored goals and Fleischmann also had two assists for the Panthers. Scott Clemmensen stopped all 15 shots he faced in the third after replacing Jose Theodore.
Chris Kunitz, Dustin Jeffrey, Paul Martin, and James Neal scored for the Penguins.
Kopecky scored his third of the game on an empty-netter from his own blue line that made the score 6-4 with one minute left.
BRUINS 4, ISLANDERS 1: In Uniondale, N.Y., Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Bruins continued their dominance of the Islanders – Boston’s 16th win in its last 20 games against New York.
SABRES 2, LIGHTNING 1: In Tampa, Fla., Tyler Myers scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping Ron Rolston win for the first time as the Buffalo’s interim coach.
STARS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4, OT: In Columbus, Ohio, Loui Eriksson fought off two defenders to get his stick on a rebound and jammed it in 3:03 into overtime.
JETS 4, RANGERS 3: In New York, Olli Jokinen scored twice and Evander Kane had a goal and assist in the second period for surging Winnipeg, which completed a dominant road trip with a win over injury-riddled and slumping New York.
CAPITALS 3, HURRICANES 0: In Washington, Washington shut down former teammate Alexander Semin and put together a second consecutive impressive performance in their quest to make a quick last-to-first move in the Southeast Division.
WILD 2, FLAMES 1, OT: In St. Paul, Minn., Zach Parise scored 27 seconds into overtime to lift the Minnesota.