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Johnny Gaudreau, Boone Jenner, Top Highlights from Mar. 13

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistMarch 13, 2019

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07:  Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames shoots the puck during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 07, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Flames 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Two hat-tricks in the two highest-scoring games stole the headlines Tuesday night across the National Hockey League. 

Johnny Gaudreau led a tremendous offensive showing from the Calgary Flames, who put nine goals past the New Jersey Devils.

In one of the most meaningful contests on Tuesday's schedule, Boone Jenner produced three goals for Columbus in its win over Boston that carried plenty of playoff implications.

Elsewhere in the NHL, San Jose stunned Winnipeg with a late game-winner, Pittsburgh downed Washington and three road teams came out on top. 

                            

Tuesday's NHL Scores

Dallas 2, Buffalo 0

Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3

Columbus 7, Boston 4

Montreal 3, Detroit 1

Arizona 3, St. Louis 1

San Jose 5, Winnipeg 4

Calgary 9, New Jersey 4

Anaheim 3, Nashville 2

                 

Gaudreau Earns Hat-Trick On 6-Point Night 

Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

Johnny Hat Trick. #NJDvsCGY | @Enterprise | #Flames https://t.co/rRUHIdle0H

                     

Jenner's 1st-Career NHL Hat-Trick

NHL @NHL

First career @Enterprise hatty for Boone Jenner in a big @BlueJacketsNHL W. https://t.co/z2x2Kryp5n

                         

Pavelski's GW Goal For San Jose

NHL @NHL

Go ahead, call @jpav8 clutch. https://t.co/5XGwUoYy2D

                         

Vrana Goes Top Shelf From Tight Angle

NHL on NBC @NHLonNBCSports

🎶 Vrana na na, Vrana na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye 🎶 #ShotOfTheNight presented by @JagermeisterUSA. https://t.co/HWupgjkbRm

                  

Pittsburgh's Stars Combine In Front of Net

NHL on NBC @NHLonNBCSports

Malkin → Kessel → Crosby Back-to-back goals from Sidney Crosby give the @Penguins the lead! Watch now: https://t.co/qnTqQbcHKJ https://t.co/F6ssqDup9V

                    

Anderson Storms Down The Ice to Score

NHL @NHL

When the power moves are brought out by @joshanderson_77, pay attention. https://t.co/H9aaNnNr28

                          

Pacioretty's Skillful Deflection

NHL @NHL

Mad Max with the silly tip. https://t.co/L87tLWFi1k

                         

Bruins Score Directly off Faceoff

NHL @NHL

Just how the @NHLBruins drew it up. 😏 https://t.co/jLWq2eRK5n

                             

Connor Scores On Backhand From Close Range

NHL @NHL

Gonna have to (back)hand it to @KyleConnor18 on this one — just gorgeous. https://t.co/HkUqu9WwnO

                              

Gaudreau's Hat-Trick Headlines Calgary's Offensive Outburst

With his three goals and three assists against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday, Gaudreau became the 11th player in Flames history, and first since 1994, to record six points in a single game, per NHL Public Relations: 

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Johnny Gaudreau is the 11th player in @NHLFlames franchise history to collect six points in a game and first since Al MacInnis on March 20, 1994. #NHLStats #NJDvsCGY https://t.co/vkWMqhTrJv

Gaudreau wasn't the only Calgary player on fire Tuesday, as he combined with Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm for 14 points from the same line, per NHL Network's Jamie Hersch: 

Jamie Hersch @JamieHersch

Johnny Gaudreau had SIX points (3G, 3A) and his line with Monahan and Lindholm combined for FOURTEEN points!!! 🔥🔥 #enfuego

After the 9-4 victory, Gaudreau told reporters how easy scoring felt against the Devils inside the Scotiabank Saddledome, per the team's official Twitter account

"Everything was going in for us," Gaudreau said. "We were getting chances, getting looks and it was good to get rewarded. I was proud of our line." 

Tuesday's performance marked the second time this season the Flames scored nine goals in a game, with the other occurrence coming back in December against Columbus. 

According to the NHL's official Twitter account, the Flames are the first team since St. Louis during the 2010-11 season to record a pair of nine-goal games in one season: 

NHL @NHL

The @NHLFlames are on cloud 9. 🔥 #NHLStats x @SAPSports https://t.co/jWEt3ks3dQ

Tuesday's victory kept the Flames on pace with the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division, as they're still one point behind the Sharks for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. 

                           

Jenner Provides Jolt To Columbus Offense

Columbus earned a crucial win in the playoff race over Boston Tuesday thanks to the scoring exploits of Jenner. 

The hat-trick was Jenner's first in the NHL and first since his days with the Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey League, per team reporter Jeff Svoboda: 

Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider

Boone Jenner with the first NHL hat trick and first since his days with the Oshawa Generals. 3 shots on goal, 3 goals. Not a bad night. https://t.co/NRXsNbgVT2

Jenner, who scored in Columbus' previous game against Pittsburgh, had five goals in January and February before his recent outburst. 

As Jenner noted after the 7-4 win over the Bruins, it was nice for him to break his scoring drought, and for the team to do as well after being shutout three times already in March, per the team's official Twitter account.

"When you go through a little bit of a stretch like that when you're not scoring, you can get caught up in it just thinking about it too much," Jenner said. "I think last night the guys played hard and we just have to play the same way and the results will come from there." 

The victory kept the Blue Jackets above Montreal in the race for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, but holding on to that position won't be easy as a four-game road trip awaits after Friday's home game with Carolina. 

                        

Wednesday's NHL Schedule

Chicago at Toronto (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN) 

New Jersey at Edmonton (9:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) 

New York Rangers at Vancouver (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

                 

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