The Coyotes led 2-0 at the end of the first period with goals from Mark Arcobello and Martin Erat (powerplay) – but Pavelski’s treble, including one on the powerplay, and a further goal from Barclay Goodrow completed the turnaround in the Pacific Division clash.
The Chicago Blackhawks were another team to recover a first period deficit, hitting back to see off the New Jersey Devils 3-1.
Marian Hossa (powerplay), Jonathan Toews and Kris Versteeg netted in the final period after Peter Harrold had opened the scoring at United Center.
Shawn Matthias was another player to score a hat-trick in Friday’s round of matches, in the Vancouver Canucks’ 5-2 defeat of the Boston Bruins.
Radim Vrbata was also on target for the Canadian side, before Jannik Hansen’s empty net goal wrapped things up. Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly were on target for the Bruins.
Jamie Benn (short-handed) and Jason Spezza netted inside the first 17 minutes to give the Dallas Stars a 2-0 victory over the Florida Panthers –
Kari Lehtonen made 37 saves for his 31st career shut-out.
In the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division, Artem Anisimov scored with 2:43 remaining in overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 comeback victory against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Philadelphia led 3-1 at Nationwide Arena with two goals from Wayne Simmonds, one of which was a powerplay effort, and Sean Couturier. However, Brandon Dubinsky, Jared Boll and Cam Atkinson responded to take the game beyond regulation.