Brock Boeser didn't need much help during a breakout 2017-18 season. Now he's getting plenty from another star rookie in Elias Pettersson.
Boeser scored his second career hat trick, Pettersson had a goal and four assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-1 on Sunday in St. Louis. Pettersson assisted on each of Boeser's goals and became the second Canucks rookie to have multiple four-point games. Boeser accomplished it last season.
"He can make passes that most guys can't," Boeser, of Burnsville, said of Pettersson.
Bo Horvat and Nikolay Goldobin also scored for the Canucks, who won consecutive games for the first time since winning three straight from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Jacob Markstrom made 22 saves.
The Blues' Jake Allen stopped three of six shots in 14:06 before being pulled in favor of Chad Johnson.
Boeser's hat trick came when his shot from just inside the blue line appeared to carom off a defenseman 8:45 into the third period. "Whenever a goal scorer gets a lucky-bounce goal, you're hoping it's the start of something good," Canucks coach Travis Green said. "Our two young guys, they were great tonight."
Winnipeg 7, Philadelphia 1: Josh Morrissey scored one of Winnipeg's three power-play goals and the host Jets got goals from seven players. Blake Wheeler's breakaway goal late in the second period was his 15th career shorthanded point, a franchise record.
Anaheim 6, New Jersey 5 (SO): Daniel Sprong and Ryan Getzlaf scored in the shootout as the Ducks came from behind twice to win at home.
Boston 2, Ottawa 1: Torey Krug scored the winner 3:07 into overtime in Ottawa.
Montreal 3, Chicago 2: Tomas Tatar deflected in the tiebreaking goal with 1:17 left in the third period, and the visiting Canadiens won their third in a row.
Edmonton 1, Calgary 0: Connor McDavid's first-period goal held up for the hosts.
Vegas 4, Dallas 2: Alex Tuch and William Karlsson each scored their 10th goals of the season in the second period.
•Arizona goalie Antti Raanta had a procedure on a lower-body injury that revealed more damage than originally thought, and Raanta could miss the rest of the season, the team said. Raanta hasn't played since leaving with an injury against the Wild on Nov. 27.