Steven Stamkos, Lightning outscore Flyers 7-7
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos had two goals and three assists for a career-high five points and added a shootout goal in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Brayden Point also scored in the shootout to help Tampa Bay improve to 6-0-1 in its past seven.
Dan Girardi and J.T. Miller also scored for Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 37 saves, including four in overtime. Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists for the Flyers, Claude Giroux, Nolan Patrick and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and an assist, and Robert Hagg also scored.
Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season and 598th of his career. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson and Jakub Vrana also scored for Washington, which hardly looked like a team that had recently lost four of six to shrink its large lead atop the Metropolitan Division.
The Capitals were lights out well before the lights went out at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, a power surge that caused a roughly 15-minute delay midway through the third period. The lopsided margin sent many fans to the exits at the second intermission, though some of those remaining used their cellphones to light the stadium during the extended stoppage.
Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history with at least nine 40-goal seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux, Mike Gartner and Mike Bossy. Carlson got first-star honors with a goal and two assists.
Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen was chased 11:10 into the second period.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby finished off a 2-on-1 by burying a shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime in Pittsburgh’s victory over New York.
Derick Brassard’s first goal with Pittsburgh tied it with less than nine minutes to go in regulation. The Penguins killed off a penalty early in the extra period before Crosby’s 22nd goal of the season helped Pittsburgh snap a three-game losing streak.
Patric Hornqvist added his 18th goal of the season, and Phil Kessel had two assists to become the sixth American-born player to reach 400. Tristan Jarry overcame an ugly start to finish with 25 saves.
Brandon Davidson scored his first goal with New York since being acquired in a trade last week, and Anders Lee added his team-leading 31st.
Jake DeBrusk tied it for the Bruins with 2:45 left in regulation. Boston won its third straight and completed a four-game sweep of the season series with the Canadiens for the first time since 1994-95.
Anton Khudobin made 27 saves for Boston, allowing only Brendan Gallagher’s goal.
Then, with Los Angeles’ Tanner Pearson off for hooking, Toews beat Quick for his 17th of the season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Antti Raanta made 23 saves and Arizona rallied to beat Ottawa.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Jordan Martinook scored to help NHL-worst Arizona improve to 8-2-1 in its last 11 games.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored his second goal in two nights for Ottawa, and Mike Condon made 25 saves. The Senators have lost six of their last seven games.
DALLAS (AP) – Jamie Benn scored 3:04 into overtime to lift Dallas past St. Louis.
Jaden Schwartz and Ivan Barbashev scored for St. Louis. The Blues have lost eight of nine.
RANGERS 3, OILERS 2
Chris Kreider and Paul Carey also scored for the Rangers (30-30-6), who swept a three-game road trip through Western Canada that followed their seven-game losing streak. After trading away several veteran stars, including captain Ryan McDonagh and forward Rick Nash, leading up to Monday’s deadline, the rebuilding Rangers – tied for last place in the Metropolitan Division – are just three points out of a playoff spot in the crowded Eastern Conference race.
Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the disappointing Oilers (27-34-4), who have lost three in a row.
Georgiev made his third career start in place of No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist, rested on the second night of a back-to-back after two straight 50-save wins.
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