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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lightning Bows to Krupp's Thunder

QUEBEC CITY -- The way the Quebec Nordiques are going, the last thing opponents need is for someone like Uwe Krupp to start lighting up the scoreboard.


Krupp, a 6-foot-6 defenseman known for his defensive ability, recorded the first hat trick of his career Wednesday night, leading Quebec to an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.


"I don't think I'll be able to do this every game, even though I'll keep trying," said Krupp, whose best offensive season was with Buffalo in 1990-91, when he had 12 goals. He now has five in 18 games this season.


Rangers 5, Whalers 2. Brian Noonan scored three goals, his last into an empty net, leading New York to victory at Hartford.


Noonan's first goal capped a three-goal second period for the Rangers and gave them a 3-1 lead. He scored his fifth goal of the season early in the third, and his last with 58 seconds remaining after Hartford pulled its goalie.


Joe Kocur and Adam Graves also scored in the second for the Rangers. Chris Pronger scored twice for Hartford.


Stars 5, Oilers 3. Mike Modano scored twice and Peter Zezel scored the game-winner in his second game after returning from arthroscopic knee surgery. Edmonton lost its third straight, while visiting Dallas won its second straight.


Mighty Ducks 3, Blackhawks 1. Linemates Todd Krygier, Stephan Lebeau and Shaun Van Allen each scored their third goals of the season as Anaheim won at home for the first time since Jan. 27 and snapped a three-game overall losing streak.


Krygier's goal helped the Ducks take a lead into the second period for only the second time this season.