Left wing Al Secord and center Troy Murray scored three goals each last night to lead the Chicago Black Hawks to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It was the third hat trick of Secord's career and the first of Murray's. Secord has scored 17 goals this season, and Murray has 22.
Chicago never trailed against the Penguins, breaking out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Murray and a power-play score by Steve Larmer.
Pittsburgh's Norm Schmidt beat Chicago goalie Murray Bannerman for an unassisted goal, but Secord scored his first goal to give Chicago a 3-1 lead at the end of the first period.
Chicago increased its advantage to 5-2 in the second period with the next goals by Secord and Murray.
Secord and Murray completed Chicago's scoring in the third period. Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 2:
Toronto got goals from Tom Fergus, Gary Leeman and Russ Courtnall to defeat Montreal at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Bobby Smith and Larry Robinson scored for the Canadiens.
Tim Bernhardt, in his first appearance since he injured a knee in November, made 26 saves for the Maple Leafs, and Patrick Roy stopped 24 shots for the Canadiens.
Fergus scored first, at 14:28 of the opening period, when he found himself all alone on Roy's doorstep. He took Miroslav Frycer's pass out of a corner and redirected the puck into the open side of the net.
Smith replied at 18:03, but Leeman's goal at 18:31 gave Toronto a 2-1 lead.
The Maple Leafs took a 3-1 lead with the only goal of the second period, scored by Courtnall on a knee-high wrist shot from the left-wing faceoff circle with Roy screened.
Robinson scored with 6:52 remaining, jamming the crease to push his own rebound past Bernhardt.