NHL-Highlights of Saturday's NHL games

Nov 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games Oilers 5, Stars 2 Connor McDavid registered his first career NHL hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. McDavid scored his first goals in 11 games as Edmonton snapped a five-game losing streak. McDavid opened the scoring at 2:57 of the first period with the type of goal that usually ends a drought. He was trying to make a centering pass on the play when it went off Stars defenseman John Klingberg's stick and past goalender Kari Lehtonen. Sabres 2, Penguins 1 (shootout) Cal O'Reilly scored in a shootout and Buffalo ended a nine-game losing streak -- and a 15-game slide with Sidney Crosby in the lineup -- against Pittsburgh. The last time the Sabres defeated the Penguins with Crosby was Dec. 29, 2009. The Sabres have undergone an ownership change, shuffled the front office twice and changed coaches three times since. Blackhawks 4, Canucks 3 (overtime) Marian Hossa scored with 55 seconds left in overtime as Chicago erased a 3-0 deficit in the third period to stun Vancouver. The Blackhawks' Ryan Hartman tied the score at 15:46 of the third. Vinnie Hinostroza scored his first NHL goal and added an assist and Artemi Pararin also tallied for Chicago. Lightning 3, Flyers 0 Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots for his second straight shutout as Tampa Bay received goals from Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Jonathan Drouin to defeat Philadelphia. The Lighting won their fourth straight game while allowing only four goals in that span. Forced to play without captain Steven Stamkos (right knee surgery) for the next four months, Tampa Bay also learned before the game that Brian Boyle was out with an upper-body injury. Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1 Shea Weber and Alex Radulov each had two assists as Montreal snapped a three-game slide with its 12th consecutive victory over Toronto. Carey Price made 31 saves for the Canadiens while Frederik Anderson stopped 27 shots for the Maple Leafs, which had won two straight games by a combined 12-3. Bruins 4, Jets 1 Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Tim Schaller and Matt Beleskey scored as Boston shut down Winnipeg. The Bruins' defense made life easy for goaltender Tuukka Rask, who made 11 saves as the Jets needed 50 minutes to reach double digits on the shot count. Winnipeg goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 34 of 38 Boston shots. Panthers 4, Senators 1 Florida received outstanding goaltending from Roberto Luongo and a boost from their previously slumping first line to defeat Ottawa. Jaromir Jagr, Jussi Jokinen, Jonathan Marchessault and center Derek MacKenzie scored for the Panthers. Top-line center Aleksander Barkov chipped in with two assists. Kings 4, Devils 2 Tanner Pearson scored the key go-ahead goal and Peter Budaj made 21 saves as Los Angeles defeated New Jersey. Jeff Carter, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin also scored for the Kings, who are 7-2-0 at home. John Moore and Nick Lappin scored for the Devils, who lost their second straight after a season-high five game winning streak. Coyotes 3, Sharks 2 (overtime) Mike Smith made 43 saves in his first game since missing a month with a lower-body injury as Arizona defeated San Jose. The Coyotes' Martin Hanzal got the game winner by tipping in a shot from the left side by Alex Goligoski at 1:16 of overtime. Blues 3, Predators 1 Jake Allen stopped 30 shots, improving to 6-0-2 in his last eight home starts, as St. Louis defeated Nashville. Kyle Brodziak and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and give the Blues a three-game winning streak, equaling their longest of the season when they won their first three contests. Avalanche 3, Wild 2 Nathan MacKinnon, who struggled offensively for the first six weeks of the season, scored midway through the third period to complete a furious comeback as Colorado defeated Minnesota. Trailing 2-0 in the third period, the Avalanche got goals from Mikko Rantanen and Carl Soderberg to tie the score before MacKinnon's game-winner -- his fourth of the season -- completed the comeback. (Editing by Andrew Both)