Murray stays unbeaten in NYC as Penguins top Rangers 5-2
Murray improved to 6-0-0 against the Rangers in the regular season and 5-0-0 at Madison Square Garden.
Pittsburgh pulled into a tie with the New York Islanders for second place in the Metropolitan Division with 95 points. Both teams trail Washington by one point for first.
Brendan Lemieux and Vinni Lettieri scored for the Rangers. Alexandar Georgiev, coming off a 44-save effort in a 2-1 overtime win Saturday night at Toronto, stopped 31 shots.
Campbell earned his first win since Feb. 5 for the Kings, who won’t qualify for the postseason.
Flames goaltender Mike Smith made 18 saves.
RED WINGS 3, SHARKS 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored in the first minute, Jonathan Bernier had 38 saves and Detroit beat San Jose.
The Red Wings have won four of their last five games after going 1-9-3 over their previous 13.
The Sharks lost their season-high sixth (0-5-1) straight game. It’s their longest skid since going 0-6-0 in March 2017.
Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks. Martin Jones finished with 20 saves.
TORONTO (AP) — John Tavares had the first four-goal game of his career, leading Toronto to the win over Florida.
Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists, and Patrick Marleau and Jake Muzzin also scored for Toronto. Mitch Marner had three assists, while Morgan Rielly and William Nylander each finished with two assists. Frederik Andersen made 31 saves for the Leafs.
Jayce Hawryluk scored twice and added an assist for Florida. Jonathan Huberdeau added two goals and Mike Matheson also scored. Evgenii Dadanov and Mike Hoffman each had two assists.
Rookie Sam Montembeault allowed two goals on four shots before getting pulled just over four minutes into game. Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in relief.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored twice and finished with four points, and Tampa Bay became the fourth NHL team to win at least 59 games in a season, rallying from two goals down to beat Boston.
With five games left, Tampa Bay (59-14-4) has a chance to surpass the NHL record of 62 wins, set by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings. The only other franchise to win at least 59 was the Montreal Canadiens in 1976-77 (60 wins) and 1977-78 (59).
Anthony Cirelli scored the winning goal with 52.4 seconds left as Tampa Bay won when trailing after the second period for the ninth time this season.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 13 shots for Tampa Bay.
Brad Marchand scored twice while Brandon Carlo and Charlie Coyle also scored for Boston. Tuukka Rask finished with 23 saves.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cory Schneider overcame an embarrassing early, bad-hop goal from center ice, made 45 saves and got the benefit of having a game-tying, third-period tally nullified for goaltender interference in leading New Jersey past Buffalo.
Blake Coleman and Pavel Zacha scored power-play goals as New Jersey won its second straight and for the fourth time in 14 games (4-9-1). Miles Wood added an empty-net goal on a length-of-the-ice shot.
Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 of 19 shots for the Wild, who remain two points out of the last playoff spot in the West with five games to play.
Ben Bishop stopped 21 shots.
Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist and Patrik Laine ended a 12-game scoring drought with his 30th goal of the season.
Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves for the Jets (45-27-4), who are in first place in the Central Division, two points ahead of Nashville, with a game in hand.
William Karlsson scored for Vegas, which could have clinched a playoff berth with a win.
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