Lightning beat Hurricanes 6-3 for 7th straight victory
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Subban stopped 20 shots for his first NHL shutout, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith each scored twice, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-0 on Thursday night.
Subban, whose shutout came in his 35th career start, has won two straight and seven of his last nine starts. He’s also nearly unbeatable at T-Mobile Arena with a 13-1-0 record in two seasons.
Winnipeg dropped to 5-3-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists and Tyler Johnson, Anthony Cirelli, Brayden Point and Ryan McDonagh all scored for the Lightning, who scored four unanswered goals in the third period to erase a 3-2 deficit.
Victor Hedman had three assists and Louis Domingue stopped 25 of 28 shots for his 13th win in his past 14 starts. Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov became the first player to reach 120 points in a season since 2006-07 with his assist on Johnson’s first-period goal.
CANADIENS 4, ISLANDERS 0
KINGS 4, SHARKS 2
DALLAS (AP) — Philipp Grubauer made a season-high 44 saves, including 23 in the third period, defensemen Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie scored and Colorado beat Dallas to make the Western Conference playoff race even tighter.
Grubauer has allowed only two goals while facing 104 shots and carrying Colorado on a three-game winning streak.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice and reached the 30-goal mark for the fifth time and streaking Boston beat injury-ravaged New Jersey to open a six-point lead over Toronto in the race for second place in the Atlantic Division.
Ryan Ellis scored for Nashville, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Pekka Rinne made 31 saves in the loss as Nashville remained three points behind first-place Winnipeg in the Central Division.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane, Garnet Hathaway and Matthew Tkachuk each had a goal and an assist As Calgary topped Ottawa in a game that matched the top team in the West against the team with the worst record in the East.
Columbus’ loss coupled with Montreal’s 4-0 shutout of the New York Islanders earlier in the night put the Canadiens into the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card spot, one point ahead of the Blue Jackets.
- Boston Bruins
- Calgary Flames
- Carolina Hurricanes
- Colorado Avalanche
- Edmonton Oilers
- Florida Panthers
- Los Angeles Kings
- Malcolm Subban
- Montreal Canadiens
- Nashville Predators
- New Jersey Devils
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Vegas Golden Knights