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NHL: 6 stories from Tuesday

01/14/2015 01:00 EST | Updated 03/15/2015 05:59 EDT
The Jets' Mathieu Perreault scored four goals, his coach Paul Maurice got his 500th win and the Sabres retire Dominik Hasek's jersey.

Here's more on what happened in the NHL on Tuesday.

Perreault scores 4 goals

The Winnipeg Jets' (22-14-8) Mathieu Perreault is on fire, extending his point streak to four games by scoring four goals and an assist against the Florida Panthers (20-12-9). This was the first time the forward has scored four goals in a single game.

Perreault has 15 goals this season and his performance was good enough for first star of the game. The Jets went on to beat the Panthers, earning their 22nd win of the season by a commanding 8-2 margin. Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien netted a pair of goals and an assist to add to Perreault's commanding offence.

Paul Maurice wins 500th game

Jets coach Paul Maurice won his 500th career game, making him the second youngest coach to hit the milestone. He is the seventh active coach to earn that many wins. The 47-year old entered the season with 478 career victories including the 76 he earned with the Toronto Maple Leafs. As coach of the Jets this season, Maurice has led the team to 22 wins

Hasek's jersey retired in Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres (14-27-3) retired the number of star goalie Dominik Hasek during a ceremony before the game against the Detroit Red Wings (23-11-9). Hasek played for both the Sabres and Red Wings during his career.

The legendary netminder was given a standing ovation as he walked onto the ice to speak with the crowd in Buffalo.

"I don't think I'll ever get tired of hearing the cheers of Sabres fans," Hasek said

Despite the great night for Hasek, his Sabres couldn't get by his other team. Detroit beat Buffalo 3-1.

Chara drops Paquette

The Bruins' (23-15-6) Zdeno Chara used one punch to drop the Tampa Bay Lightning's (27-14-4) Cedric Paquette in a short bout during a game that saw Boston win 4-3.

Paquette was unimpressed with Chara's hit on Lightning player Matt Carle, and he let Zdeno know his displeasure. Before Paquette could do much, Chara showed how his immense stature makes him a hard man to fight. Chara has an eight inch height advantage and is more than 50 pounds heavier than Paquette. 

What happened should be a surprise to no one.

Predators win but lose Pekka Rinne

The Vancouver Canucks (23-15-3) couldn't stand up to the pressure of the No. 1 team in the NHL, the Nashville Predators (29-9-4). The Predators beat the Canucks handily by a wide, 5-1 margin.

The downside to the victory was the loss of star goaltender Pekka Rinne after a collision in front of the net during the third period. Canucks forward Chris Higgins drove the net, becoming tied up with with Nashville defenceman Anton Volchenkov before the pair collided with Rinne, driving him into the boards. The goaltender left the game with a lower-body injury after remaining down on the ice for several seconds. Rinne leads the league with 28 wins this season. 

More Canadian action

In other Canadian hockey games, the Edmonton Oilers (10-25-9) continued their awful year with a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues (27-13-3). Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 24th goal of the season.

The Ottawa Senators (17-17-8) were hosted by the Dallas Stars (19-16-7) in a game that saw Jason Spezza play his old team for the first time. The Senators were unable to beat Spezza and the Stars despite an early lead, losing to Dallas 5-4 after a rough second period where they gave up four unanswered goals.

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