Justin Faulk had his first career hat trick, Jeff Skinner scored twice, and the Carolina Hurricanes routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-3 on Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Faulk's three goals came in a span of 12 minutes, 21 seconds. starting late in the first period. The South St. Paul native became the 10th defenseman in NHL history to score a natural hat trick.

The Hurricanes won their third consecutive game as Cam Ward made 27 saves.

Jonathan Quick saved 16 of 20 shots for Los Angeles before being pulled following Faulk's third goal

Nashville 4, St Louis 3 (OT): Filip Forsberg scored on a penalty shot at 1:19 of overtime to give the Predators a comeback victory over the visiting Blues.

Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 3: Jake Guentzel scored twice, and Zach Aston-Reese scored his first two NHL goals as the host Penguins beat the Senators.

Winnipeg 4, Washington 3 (OT): Defenseman Tyler Myers scored 3:35 into overtime as the host Jets rallied from a two-goal deficit to win.


• The Senators traded forwards Marian Gaborik, a former Wild star, and Nick Shore to the Kings for defenseman Dion Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson,

• The Oak View Group and its prospective NHL ownership group, led by billionaire David Bonderman and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, submitted its expansion application for a team in Seattle, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

• Flyers goalie Brian Elliott had abdominal surgery and will be out five to six weeks.

Associated Press