Sylvain Turgeon had his 11th two-goal game of the season, leading the Hartford Whalers past the Buffalo Sabres last night in Hartford, 5-1.
Mike Liut stopped 24 shots as the Whalers (30-33-2) equaled a franchise record set last year for most wins in a season. Turgeon scored his 38th and 39th goals. Jets 4, Rangers 1
Winnipeg General Manager John Ferguson came up a winner, at home, over New York in his inaugural after supplanting Barry Long as coach. Brian Mullen, Ray Neufeld and Dale Hawerchuk scored power play goals within an 81-second span of the first period.
Ending a four-game losing streak, the Jets used a five-minute slashing penalty to New York defenseman Reijo Ruotsalainen to set a club record with the three power play scores so close together. Goalie Dan Bouchard won in his first outing since Jan. 23. Oilers 6, Kings 3
In Edmonton, Wayne Gretzky scored two goals and set up two and Paul Coffey assisted three times in the defeat of Los Angeles. Gretzky's first goal was the only score of the second period and provided a 4-2 lead; at 8:19 of the third, his 48th of the season made it 5-2. North Stars 5, Maple Leafs 3
Dino Ciccarelli's goal and assist finished a three-goal Minnesota burst against guest Toronto in the second period. Don Beaupre got his 10th straight goaltending victory. Red Wings 8, Blackhawks 3
Petr Klima, en route to his first career hat trick, triggered a five-goal Detroit second period and the visitors ended an 0-6-2 drought in games against Chicago, 0-5 this season.