Perlini's hat trick helps Chicago beat Arizona 7-1
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Perlini's hat trick helps Chicago beat Arizona 7-1
(CHICAGO) – Brendan Perlini's first career hat trick arrived at an opportune time for the desperate Chicago Blackhawks, and the 22 year old forward. Perlini scored three goals against his former team, and Chicago ripped the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 on Monday night for its third straight win. Patrick Kane scored his 41st goal as Chicago moved within five points of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad and Chris Kunitz also scored and Corey Crawford made 24 saves. Perlini has six goals in his last five games and 11 for the season. He has clicked on a line with Dylan Strome, who joined him in a trade from Arizona on Nov. 25, 2018, for center Nick Schmaltz. Arizona had won eight of nine to surge back into the playoff picture. Richard Panik scored against his former team early in the first period, but the Blackhawks took charge midway through the opening frame. Arizona's Darcy Kuemper made his 10th straight start, but was replaced by Calvin Pickard after giving up four goals on 16 shots. Pickard blocked 15 of 18 shots.

Tampa Bay 6 – Toronto 2
NY Islanders 2 – Columbus 0
Philadelphia 3 – Ottawa 2
San Jose 3 – Minnesota 0
Carolina 3 – Colorado 0
Edmonton 3 – NY Rangers 2 (OT)