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Top-5: Blues fire Craig Berube after defeat
20 teams were in action in the NHL last night.

Here are the results and highlights:

1. Blues fire Craig Berube after loss

The St. Louis Blues aren’t having a great year, but it’s not a year of misery.

But most likely, it’s not where they want to be right now.

Why not?

Because they’ve just fired their head coach Craig Berube.

Drew Bannister will take over. He was coach of the Springfield Thunderbirds in the AHL.

Saint-Louis has a 13-14-1 record and is one point behind the Coyotes and the final playoff spot.

But the 6-4 loss to the Red Wings was the final straw.

In Berube’s last game behind the bench, Kevin Hayes was the best player, scoring two goals. And former Canadian Marco Scandelle put on a show.

2. Auston Matthews hits the 20-goal plateau again

Since he’s been in the NHL, Auston Matthews hasn’t had a season below 20 goals. Yesterday, he reached that plateau for the eighth time.

He’s moving up the ladder in franchise history.

The American finally finished the game against the New York Rangers with four points.

He and Mitchell Marner (three points) had a great night in a 7-3 victory.

It was a game to forget overall for the Rangers.

Talk to Ryan Lindgren…

In its last seven games, Toronto is 5-0-2.

3. Another bizarre scene in a Senators game

I don’t know why, but every time I write about an Ottawa Senators game, a bizarre scene or scenes come up.

Yesterday, another unique scene occurred and Brady Tkachuk (obviously) was at the heart of it all.

Shortly after this sequence, the Sens captain was awarded a penalty shot.

Hurricanes goalie Pyotr Kochetkov challenged Tkachuk with an aggressive slide.

The forward clearly didn’t appreciate it.

Carolina, who had been on a bad streak, finally got back on track with a 4-1 win.

For those familiar with the NHL game, this Hurricanes goal will ring a bell.

4. McDavid wins the battle of the Connors

Last night, the Oilers and Blackhawks faced off.

It was the battle of the Connors.

In the end, it was the master Connor who beat the pupil, despite the latter’s brilliance.

Bedard broke the ice in this match.

A goal of beauty, really.

McDavid didn’t let himself be intimidated.

He finished the game with two assists, including one on this Ryan Nugent-Hopkins goal.

Oilers win 4-1.

5. Brock Boeser hat trick

Auston Matthews scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season, but Brock Boeser scored three.

Thanks to a natural hat-trick, he scored his 19th, 20th and 21st. Now the race for Maurice-Richard is even tighter.

He reached the 20-goal plateau in just 29 games.

In franchise history, five players have reached this plateau faster.

Vancouver finally disposed of the Lightning 4-1.

There were no opposing players who could get into attacking territory on Ian Cole’s side…


– Nice defensive play.

– Lucas Raymond reaches the 50th career goal plateau.

– Artemi Panarin’s 700th point.

– Obviously.

– Battle of the Québécois.

– Matthews and Mark Stone lead the charge.

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– A quieter night in the NHL tonight.

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