Tomas Steen assisted on three straight goals to enable the Jets to rally past the Quebec Nordiques, 4-2, yesterday in Winnipeg.
Randy Carlyle got the lead goal as the Jets ended a three-game losing streak and Quebec lost its fourth straight.
Goals 61 seconds apart by defensemen Carlyle and Dave Ellett made it 3-2 lead early in the last period. Carlyle scored 34 seconds into the period when he took a pass from Steen and beat Mario Gosselin with a 40-foot slap shot.
Ellett had tied the score at 2 with 27 seconds left in the second period, directing a goal-mouth pass from Steen behind Gosselin.
Laurie Boschman of the Jets earned his fourth game misconduct and an automatic two-game suspension. North Stars 4, Maple Leafs 3: In Bloomington, Minn., Scott Bjugstad's power-play goal and assist helped Minnesota to a 4-0 lead that barely stood up.
Minnesota's Dennis Maruk scored on a 20-footer at 8:05 of the first period. Then, at 13:44, Dino Ciccarelli converted Bjugstad's pass. Nineteen seconds later, Willi Plett scored on a 30-footer, then Bjugstad scored at 1:19 of the second period while Toronto was two men short.
Toronto's Rick Vaive, who lost his captaincy for missing Saturday's practice, scored his 22nd goal this season and 400th career point.
"Ricky missed the practice this morning 8:15 a.m. and we've removed the C from his sweater," General Manager Gerry McNamara said before the game. "I say that with great regret."
"Sure guys have slept in and missed practice before, but when you are captain of a team, you can't do it," Vaive said. Blackhawks 6, Flames 2
Al Secord got his 35th goal this season and linemate Denis Savard his 400th career assist, both of which helped beat Calgary in Chicago.
Secord, who scored only 19 goals in the last two seasons because injuries limited him to 65 games, has 27 goals and 20 assists in his last 41 games. He said he would have settled for 10 goals this season.
"I never counted on getting anywhere near 30 goals, but now that I have surpassed that mark, everything over that is a big bonus," he said. "I had to literally battle my way back into the lineup." Blues 8, Whalers 2
In Hartford, Doug Gilmour scored three goals for the first time in his NHL career and St. Louis teammate Mark Hunter did it for the second time.
Gilmour and Hunter completed their hat tricks in the third period, when Doug Evans of the Blues scored his first NHL goal. Bruins 6, Canucks 1
In Vancouver, Ken Linseman and Barry Pederson each had a goal and two assists to help provide Boston's second victory in two nights. The Bruins are 3-3 with one game left on their seven-game trip.
The Canucks are 0-6-2 recently. Michel Petit, who hadn't scored a goal this year, got their first in 123 minutes when he caught goalie Pat Riggin out of position.