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NHL Capsules: Nazem Kadri, Maple Leafs beat Blue Jackets 6-3

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Dominic Moore, right, celebrates with Travis Dermott after scoring his team’s opening goal against Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Toronto. (Chris Young / Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Dominic Moore, right, celebrates with Travis Dermott after scoring his team’s opening goal against Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Toronto. (Chris Young / Canadian Press via AP)
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TORONTO – Nazem Kadri had three goals and two assists, Frederik Andersen made a career-high 54 saves and the surging Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Kadri had his fourth career hat trick and set a career high with the five points.

Patrick Marleau added a goal and two assists and Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist to help Toronto close out a perfect five-game hometand.

The Blue Jackets had 50 or more shots for the third straight game, making them the first team to accomplish the feat in the post-expansion era (since 1967-68). Nick Foligno had two goals and an assist, and Joonas Korpisalo made 22 saves.

Panthers 4, Canucks 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Nick Bjugstad had a goal and an assist, leading Florida to the road win.

The Panthers trailed 2-1 midway through the first period, but battled back with three straight goals, the last two just 1:11 apart.

Evgenii Dadonov, Jamie McGinn and Alexander Petrovic also scored for Florida (25-23-6). The Panthers are 6-1-0 in their last seven games and seven points behind Carolina for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Bo Horvat had a goal and two assists for Vancouver (22-29-6). Brock Boeser and Michael Del Zotto also scored for the Canucks, who are 1-6-0 in their last seven games.

Avalanche 2, Canadiens 0

DENVER – Semyon Varlamov made 43 saves and Colorado beat Montreal to match the franchise record of 10 straight home wins set in Quebec in 1994-95.

Carl Soderberg and Alexander Kerfoot scored. Antti Niemi stopped 23 shots for Montreal.

Corrects Blue Jackets-Maple Leafs capsule to Nick Foligno had two goals and an assist. Updates with Panthers-Canucks. With AP Photos.

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