Vince Dunn scored twice and Blues beat Penguins 5-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 Saturday night in the teams’ first meeting since last year’s Eastern Conference finals.
Tampa Bay set team records for wins (55) and points (114) in a season, becoming the 12th team in league history to get at least 55 victories in a season.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice to give him 48 on the season, John Carlson also scored and Braden Holtby finished with 29 saves for Washington. The Capitals remained two points ahead of the New York Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored 3:30 into the overtime and Boston snapped a three-game losing streak.
Bergeron spun around and fed Marchand in the right circle, where Marchand one-timed a shot as he went to one knee for his 15th OT goal, most in team history.
Backup goalie Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for the Bruins.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vince Dunn scored twice, Pat Maroon had a goal and an assist and St. Louis Blues ended a three-game losing streak.
Dominik Simon scored for Pittsburgh. They had won three straight.
Sam Montembeault made 24 saves to win his fourth consecutive start for the Panthers.
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Anders Lee scored for New York.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and Carolina won for the third time in four games.
Jordan Staal scored a late goal for his 500th career point, Lucas Wallmark also scored early and Curtis McElhinney stopped 35 shots to help the Hurricanes keep themselves in playoff position entering the final three weeks of the season.
Carolina bounced back from a 3-0 loss a night earlier at Columbus — one of the teams also in the East’s playoff race — by scoring four straight goals and winning its ninth straight in the series with Buffalo.
Jeff Skinner scored against his former team and Zemgus Girgensons added a late goal to prevent the Sabres from being shut out in four straight games. Buffalo has lost seven in a row and is 0-6-1 in that span.
Carey Price stopped 22 shots for the Canadiens, who have dropped four of their last five games to fall out of a playoff spot.
Eric Staal, Jared Spurgeon and J.T. Brown also scored for the Wild, who snapped a three-game losing streak that dropped them out of the final wild card in the Western Conference. Minnesota entered the day three points behind Phoenix for the last spot. It was the Wild’s second win in 11 home games.
Mika Zibanejad scored his first goal in nine games and Pavel Buchnevich added a third-period goal for the Rangers, who lost their third straight. Henrik Lundqvist finished with 41 saves and managed to keep the Rangers within striking distance.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 12:58 left in the third period and Viktor Arvidsson added his second of the game into an empty net to help Nashville beat San Jose.
Timo Meier and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who failed for the second straight game in their bid to clinch a playoff spot with their first back-to-back home losses in regulation all season. San Jose also remained one point behind Calgary in the Pacific Division.
Martin Jones made 26 saves.
Alex Galchenyuk had his third two-goal game of the season for the Coyotes, who lost for just the fourth time in their last 14 games. Arizona remained one point behind Dallas for the first wild card in the Western Conference. Darcy Kuemper made 22 saves.
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