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Morning jam: Stat highlights from Day 6

Hurricanes 6, Sabres 3

* Eric Staal (CAR): 13th career hat trick

* Thomas Vanek (BUF): 2 assists (2 goals 6 assists in 3 games this season)

* Hurricanes: most goals in a game since 12/6/2011 (lost 7-6 to Flames)

* FROM ELIAS: Eric Staal’s 13th hat trick are the most in the NHL over the last eight seasons, three more than the players tied for 2nd: Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin (10)

Blues 3, Predators 0

* Blues: 6-2-1 in past 9 home games

* Jaroslav Halak (STL): 2nd shutout in last 3 games

* Pekka Rinne (NSH): winless in 3 starts this season

* FROM ELIAS: Halak needed to make only 14 saves in his 6–0 season-opening win against the Red Wings on Saturday and it took only 13 saves to get a clean sheet in his 3–0 victory against Nashville. Halak has faced 19 or fewer shots on goal in six of the 11 regular-season shutouts he’s notched since January 2011 and more than 25 shots in just one of those games.

Blackhawks 3, Stars 2 OT

* Blackhawks: best start since 72-73; also started (4-0-0)

* Patrick Kane (CHI): (2G, 5A) has a PT in all 4 games

* Stars: 3-5 past 8 home games dating to last season

* FROM ELIAS: Marian Hossa scored the overtime game-winner for the Blackhawks, his fifth goal in four games this season. The only other Blackhawks player over the last 20 seasons to score five or more goals in the team’s first four games of the season was Martin Havlat, who scored six goals in Chicago’s first four games in 2006-07. It’s also the most goals Hossa has ever scored in his first four games of a season. His previous high was four goals in 2006-07.

Flyers 2, Rangers 1

* Flyers: avoid 1st 0-4 start in franchise history with win

* Wayne Simmonds (PHI): Goal in 2nd (1); 1st goal in 11 career games vs Rangers

* Rangers: streaks of 8 straight wins vs Flyers and 4 in a row AT Philadelphia snapped

* Taylor Pyatt (NYR): PP Goal in 3rd (3); 3 straight games with a goal

Canadiens 4, Capitals 1

* Canadiens: 4 goals in 2nd period (6 of 9 goals scored this season have come in 2nd period)

* Raphael Diaz (MON): 2 assists in back-to-back games; Canadiens won both games

* Andrei Markov (MON): 1 goal, 1 assist (3rd goal of season)

* Capitals: 0-3 for 1st time since 1993-94 (started 0-6)

Islanders 7, Maple Leafs 4

* Islanders: scored 4 unanswered goals in a 12:50 span in the 2nd and 3rd periods

* Islanders: set a franchise record for most goals in a road opener (7)

* Islanders: Matt Moulson & Michael Grabner had two goals each

* Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri netted his 3rd goal of the season and has at least one point in all four Leaf games this year

* FROM ELIAS: The Islanders won 7-4 at Toronto after trailing by two goals (3–1) in the middle of the second period. It was the first time that the Islanders scored as many as seven goals in a non-overtime road game since they won 7–4 against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 3, 2006. The Islanders’ victory on Thursday marked the first time they won a road game by 2+ goals after trailing by two goals in that game since Feb. 13, 2004, when they spotted the Coyotes a 2–0 lead but won, 5–2.