Vasilevskiy, Lightning win again, top Penguins 4-2
Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. Tampa Bay won its eighth consecutive game at home.
Mikhail Sergachev and Anthony Cirelli also scored for Tampa Bay, which has won 18 of its past 21 games. Stamkos and Kucherov each got their 25th goals of the season, with Kucherov scoring an empty-netter.
Max Pacioretty scored two goals and had an assist, Nate Schmidt scored a goal and had an assist, and Shea Theodore and Jonathan Marchessault each also scored goals. Fleury stopped 23 shots to pass the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist for sole possession of fifth place on the NHL all-time list for victories.
Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist and Mike Hoffman also scored for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed six goals on 29 shots before being relieved by Sam Montembeault with 11:07 left in the third.
RED WINGS 4, SABRES 3, SO
Andreas Athanasiou sealed the victory by scoring on Detroit’s second shootout opportunity after Jonathan Bernier stopped Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart on Buffalo’s first two attempts. Bernier finished with 29 saves through overtime, and Tyler Bertuzzi also scored in a game during which the Red Wings rebounded after squandering a 2-0 third-period lead.
By improving to 1-8-1 their past 10 and winning for the first time since a 3-2 shootout victory at Ottawa on Jan. 10, the Red Wings avoided their second 10-game losing streak of the season. Detroit went 0-10-2 during a stretch spanning November and December. Detroit also ended a nine-game road losing streak dating to a 2-1 win at Montreal on Dec. 14.
The Sabres earned a point when Evan Rodrigues tied it at 3 with 47 seconds remaining.
The Devils chased Philadelphia goaltender Brian Elliott from the game early in the third period. Elliott allowed four goals on 16 shots before being replaced by Alex Lyon, who yielded Wood’s second goal.
ISLANDERS 5, KINGS 3
Anders Lee had a goal and an assist, and Michael Dal Colle and Matt Martin also scored as the Islanders recovered from a 3-1 deficit in the second period to get their third win in five games (3-0-2). Derick Brassard had two assists and Thomas Greiss stopped 22 shots.
New York, splitting home games between the Nassau Coliseum and Barclays Center, improved to 6-0-3 in Brooklyn.
Ben Hutton had a goal and an assist, and Alex Iafallo and Trevor Lewis also scored for Los Angeles, which is last in the Western Conference and has lost eight of nine (1-7-1). Jonathan Quick finished with 28 saves and to fall to 1-9-1 in his last 11 starts.
CANADIENS 3, DUCKS 2, OT
Montreal improved to 12-14-4 on home ice.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Cale Makar had a goal and an assist to lead Colorado to its fifth win in its last six games.
Valeri Nichushkin, Matt Nieto and J.T. Compher also scored for Colorado, which improved to 2-1-0 on its five-game road trip. Philipp Grubauer made 25 saves to help the Avalanche win in Ottawa for the first time since Feb. 11, 2016.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho each scored two goals and had one assist to lead Carolina.
Jaccob Slavin also scored and Trevor van Riemsdyk had two assists for the Hurricanes, who scored four straight goals and rallied from a 2-0 deficit for their fourth win in six games. James Reimer stopped 30 shots.
The Hurricanes moved into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Alex Goligoski had a goal and assist, Conor Garland scored his team-high 19th and Christian Dvorak got his fifth goal in seven games for the Coyotes, who have lost six of seven. Arizona’s streak of points at home ended at eight games.
PREDATORS 3, FLAMES 2
SHARKS 6, OILERS 3
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