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NHL: 5 stories from Friday night

02/28/2015 12:30 EST | Updated 04/29/2015 05:59 EDT
There were six games in the NHL Friday with the Calgary Flames the lone Canadian team in action. Here are five stories you need to know.

Halak sets single-season win record

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned his 33rd win of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames to set a franchise record for most wins by a goalie in a single season. He made 27 saves in the outing.

The 29-year-old Slovakian was on point, with his play highlighted by a penalty-shot stop against Michael Ferland in the first period after Johnny Boychuk interfered with a breakaway.

With the loss, the Flames remain in third place in the Western Conference wild card race, sitting at 70 points, four behind the Jets.

Tootoo delivers a big hit and a big goal

The Devils' Jordin Tootoo had a good night against the Bruins despite his team's 3-2 overtime loss. Tootoo started things off with a big open-ice hit on Carl Soderberg, laying him out as he penetrated New Jersey's zone in the first.

Tootoo followed that up by scoring the tying goal in the third period on a delayed penalty to set up the overtime frame. His energetic play fired the Devils up and kept them pushing for the win. Tootoo's goal was the second New Jersey scored in the third looking for the comeback.

Bruins' Spooner scores 1st NHL goal in OT

Despite the Devils late-game theatrics, Bruins forward Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal to earn Boston the victory in overtime.

Spooner has played stints for the Bruins over the last three seasons, oscillating between Boston and the team's AHL affiliate. He played 23 games with Boston last season earning 11 assists. This season, he has played eight games, recording an assist and Friday's goal.

Drouin's spinning assist

The Lightning's Jonathan Drouin set up teammate Brian Boyle with a beautiful no-look spin pass from almost behind the net to start the scoring in Tampa Bay's 4-0 shellacking of the Blackhawks.

Steve Stamkos added a pair for the Lightning and goalie Ben Bishop earned his second shutout of the year with 28 saves.

Check out Stamkos' incredible power-play blast around defenceman Duncan Keith and over the shoulder of goalie Scott Darling.

Shootout in Big-D

It was a battle of the last place teams in the Central Division in Dallas where the Avalanche won 5-4 in a shootout to secure a season sweep against the Stars. Colorado's Ryan O'Reilly scored the first goal of the shootout and that was the decider.

The tying goal in the third off a deflection by Gabriel Landeskog made a sound goalie Kari Lehtonen is sure to remember.

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