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NHL: 5 stories from Tuesday night

03/18/2015 01:19 EDT | Updated 05/17/2015 05:12 EDT
Saint Patrick's day took on new meaning in Vancouver. The Senators just keep winning. The Canadiens rebounded in Florida. While the Jets and Flames were busy playing musical chairs in the Western Conference playoff race. 

Here are five stories from Tuesday night's NHL action: 

Pat Quinn honoured by Canucks

In an emotional ceremony, the Canucks paid tribute to Pat Quinn, a former player, coach, and general manager for the team. 

The timing of the celebration was appropriate, given that it was St. Patrick's Day.

A street was also named in honour of the hockey legend who passed away at the age of 71 in November after a long illness. 

On the ice, the Canucks defeated the Flyers 4-1.

Alex Burrows scored twice in a span of 17 seconds in the third period to put the game out of reach. 

Senators win in style 

Mark Stone scored a beauty of a goal in overtime to lift the Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

With the clock ticking down to the final seconds in the extra frame, Kyle Turris made a nifty move to the net before flipping the puck over to Stone.

Of course credit for Ottawa's fourth win in a row is also due to netminder Andrew Hammond who was near perfect again in making 35 saves.

The "Hamburglar" also managed to work his way into some elite company. According to NHL.com, Hammond tied Hall of Famer Frank Brimsek's record for allowing less than three goals in each of the first 12 starts of his career.

Hammond has posted an 11-0-1 record over that span. 

The Senators have made a remarkable push since Hammond took over the starting role in mid February. They are now just four points behind the Bruins for the second wild card spot. 

A sunnier day for Montreal

The Canadiens got back on track in the Sunshine State by defeating the Panthers 3-2 after being outdone a night earlier up the road in Tampa.

P.K. Subban provided the go-ahead marker in a middle frame that featured the entire offensive output for both teams. 

Montreal's backup goaltender Dustin Tokarski got the call in net and he picked a good time to make a season-high 41 saves. 

Jets create some space

Winnipeg scored just over a minute into the first period and never looked back in a 5-2 win over San Jose. 

Adam Lowry got the ball rolling and Blake Wheeler topped the scoresheet with a pair of goals and a helper. 

The Jets can breath a little easier as they are now six points ahead of the Sharks and, more importantly, were able to regain possession of the second wild card spot in the West. 

Flames take small step back

Calgary began the night as the third seed in the Pacific Division but fell out of the playoff race after a 4-0 loss to the Blues. 

But it isn't exactly panic time for the Flames as they have the same amount of points as the Kings, who jumped above them in the standings, and sit just one point behind the Jets in the battle for a wild card spot. 

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