Lightning snap 4-game losing streak, beat Flames 4-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat scored on the power play and Yanni Gourde added a short-handed goal as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Saturday to snap a season-long four-game losing streak.
The victory came soon after the Lightning announced team captain Steven Stamkos will undergo surgery for a core muscle injury and was expected to miss the rest of the regular season and potentially the first round of the playoffs.
The league-best Bruins improved to 41-13-12 for 94 points. The Islanders lost their third straight following a two-game winning streak.
David Pastrnak opened the scoring at 4:30 of the first period, beating Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov with his league-leading 47th goal of the season. Defensemen Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo assisted. Matt Grzelcyk made it 2-0 at 13:10 with his third goal, assisted by Brad Marchand and McAvoy.
Marchand scored at 11:06 of the third, his 27th goal, with assists to Bergeron and McAvoy.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly scored the only goal in the shootout to lead St. Louis over Dallas, extending the Blues‘ winning streak to seven games.
The Penguins have been outscored 24-8 during their first six-game skid since the 2011-12 season when Sidney Crosby was sidelined by an injury. All the losses have come in regulation as Pittsburgh has fallen from first place to third in the Metropolitan Division.
The Penguins even went winless on a California swing against the bottom three teams in the Western Conference, having lost to Los Angeles and Anaheim earlier in the week.
KINGS 2, DEVILS 1, OT
The Panthers have lost six straight home games. Their last home win was a 4-3 victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 16. The Panthers are 0-5-1 at home in February.
Colorado also won a franchise-best ninth consecutive road game and recorded its 11th win in February, also a franchise best.
Charlie Lindgren made 27 saves in his first start since Feb. 4.
Frederik Gauthier, Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman also scored to help the Maple Leafs win for the fourth time in five games. Frederik Andersen stopped 25 shots in his seventh straight start as Toronto increased its lead to five points on Florida — which lost to Chicago in a shootout —for third place in the Atlantic Division.
Raanta gave up goals to Marcus Johansson and Jeff Skinner less than a minute apart early in the first period. He was sharp the rest of the way and the Coyotes picked up the pressure, scoring five straight goals to remain within reach of the final Western Conference playoff spot.
Jonas Johansson stopped 26 shots for Buffalo, which has lost four of six.
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- Carolina Hurricanes
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Colorado Avalanche
- Dallas Stars
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- San Jose Sharks
- St. Louis Blues
- Tampa Bay Lightning
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