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NHL: 3 stories from Friday night

11/08/2014 12:56 EST | Updated 01/07/2015 05:59 EST
The Toronto Maple Leafs' power play betrayed them against the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the Vancouver Canucks were completely outclassed by the Arizona Coyotes.

Here are three stories from Friday night.

Penguins edge Leafs

After scoring 16 goals in their previous three games, the Leafs were stifled by the Penguins and fell 2-1 in front of a boisterous crowd at Air Canada Centre. 

The loss also halted a string of three straight victories overall and four consecutive at home for the Leafs. 

Toronto went 0-for-6 on the power play, including a man advantage in the final 2:14, but ultimately weren't able to produce a timely goal. 

Thomas Greiss turned away 30 shots for the Penguins, while Leafs' netminder Jonathan Bernier was also impressive in making 39 saves. 

Pascal Dupuis scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season for Pittsburgh. Cody Franson cut the lead in half for the Leafs at the 6:31 mark of the third period, but that's as close as the Leafs would get. 

Penguins' star Sidney Crosby has now gone seven games without finding the back of the net. However, he chipped in with a slick assist against Toronto and has tallied 11 helpers over that same span. 

Late in the third period, Dion Phanuef delivered a crushing hit on Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist. Irate Penguins teammate Evegni Malkn took exception and charged Phanuef. Fortunately for Malkin, no punches were thrown and the scuffle was quickly broken up.

Hanzel's hat trick sinks Canucks

Martin Hanzal did the bulk of the offensive work for the Coyotes in a 5-0 defeat of the Canucks in Vancouver. The 27-year-old centre netted three goals, including two in a nine-second span in the second period to silence the crowd at Rogers Arena.  Hanzal has now amassed 85 goals in 470 career games and raised his total this season to five. 

It probably wasn't the outing that Vancouver's Radim Vrbata had hoped for as he returned after missing the past two games with a leg injury to face his former team. 

Shane Doan and Keith Yandle added to the barrage of goals by Phoenix. 

Ryan Miller was on the wrong end of the Coyotes' attack, allowing five goals on just 25 attempts. Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots to record the shutout for the Coyotes. 

Hockey Hall of Fame inductees honoured

The 17th annual Hockey Hall of Fame Game took place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, with the Leafs hosting the Penguins.

Prior to puck drop, the class of 2014 was officially introduced. The talented group of honourees include players Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, DominikHasek, Mike Modano, referee Bill McCreary, and coach Pat Burns, who passed away in 2010 and was represented by his wife Line Gignac Burns

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In addition, the Leafs also took the opportunity to announce that Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming will join Legends Row. His statue will be unveiled outside Air Canada Centre next September along with those of other former Maple Leafs icons Darryl Sittler, Ted Kennedy, and Johnny Bower.​

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The CBC's Tim Wharsnby recently contributed a long-form piece that breaks down this year's class and also explores the connections between the various inductees.

The festivities will continue throughout the weekend and conclude with the induction ceremony on Monday at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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