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.
Victor Hedman had two goals and two assists and tied his career high with four points. Nikita Kucherov returned after missing two games because of an injury and added three assists.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Alex Ovechkin moved closer to 600 goals and Washington put on an offensive showcase in beating Toronto outdoors at the U.S. Naval Academy.
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 got 27 saves from Braden Holtby in their second consecutive victory. They improved to 3-0-0 in outdoor games.
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.
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.