Mario Lemieux scored two goals last night as the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their home unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Lemieux, with 36 goals and 105 points, has scored in 16 consecutive games, a career-high and the longest current streak in the NHL.
Pittsburgh, 8-0-2 at home since Dec. 28, took a 1-0 lead at 6:02 of the first period on Lemieux's first goal. He intercepted a Dale Hawerchuk pass, skated past defenseman Bobby Dollas and flipped a shot past goalie Marc Behrend.
Hawerchuk tied it at 12:11 with his 37th goal of the season. Oilers 9, Maple Leafs 5
In Edmonton, Glenn Anderson, Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey scored two goals apiece and Randy Gregg had four assists in the victory over Toronto.
Toronto took an early 2-0 lead, but trailed, 3-2, by the end of the first period and by 7-2 heading into the third.
Anderson put the game out of reach with goals at 4:31 and 10:20 of the middle period. He scored his 41st as he came from behind the net and put a backhander into the top corner. His second came on a waist-high deflection of a wrist shot by Coffey.
Gretzky scored on a breakaway for his 40th goal at 14:31 and Coffey got his 35th at 16:23. Whalers 6, Sabres 4
In Buffalo, Dean Evason scored two goals, including the game-winner with 2:21 left in the third period, and assisted on two others to lead Hartford to the victory.
The Hartford center gathered in Sylvain Turgeon's pass from the boards and, from in front of the goal, put the puck past goaltender Tom Barrasso at 17:39 of the third period for the winning goal.
Doug Jarvis scored an empty-net goal with 14 seconds to go. The victory moved the Whalers within two points of the fourth-place Sabres in the Adams Division. North Stars 6, Blackhawks 5
In Chicago, Brian Lawton got his first career hat trick and Dennis Maruk had a goal and four assists for Minnesota.
The victory gave the North Stars a 5-2-1 record since the all-star break and moved them within three points of second-place St. Louis in the Norris Division.