Byfuglien's 3 Helps Hawks Rout Coyotes
Wild overtake Blues, Oilers flambe Ducks, Sharks edge Avalanche
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2007 6:00 AM CST
Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj, of Slovakia, reaches back to stop a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Nov. 30, 2007....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dustin Byfuglien's hat trick took less than 6 minutes to complete, with the final goal looking like an replay coming just 16 seconds after the previous one: a power-play score with assists from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. The Blackhawks, of course, took the game from Phoeix, 6-1. On other NHL rinks:

  • Joe Thorton had two goals and an assist in a rare San Jose home victory, 3-2 over Colorado.
  • Edmonton won a game in regulation for just the fifth time this season, taking down Anaheim by a decisive 5-1.
  • St. Louis relinquished its three-game win streak to Minnesota with a 3-2 overtime loss.