Vatrano scores hat-trick in Bruins win

The Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 on Friday night as rookie Frank Vatrano scored his first NHL hat-trick.

The 21-year-old put paid to Mike Sullivan's hopes of a first win in charge of Pittsburgh, with the new Penguins coach instead suffering his third straight loss since taking over from Mike Johnston.

Conor Sheary, Loui Eriksson and Trevor Daley also scored for Boston, but it was Vatrano's night.

He said his treble had come "sooner than expected obviously, but I'm glad I was rewarded with that tonight and it's even better to celebrate a hat trick with a win".

He added, according to the team's Twitter feed: "My line-mates did a really good job of getting me the puck tonight and I just had to do the easy part – just put the puck in the net."

The Washington Capitals notched a fourth straight win, coming from 3-0 behind to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3, with both Alex Ovechkin and TJ Oshie scoring twice.

Bryan Little scored twice for the Winnipeg Jets in a 5-2 home win against the New York Rangers, while the Ottawa Senators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2.

The Florida Panthers made it three wins in a row, Willie Mitchell and Reilly Smith their scorers in a 2-0 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes, and Linden Vey scored the deciding goal in the shoot-out to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings.