Stamkos ties staff document, Lightning rally previous Purple Wings 5-4



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15 Mar 2019, 11:14 IST
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DETROIT (AP) — Steven Stamkos tied Vincent Lecavalier for Tampa Bay’s profession lead in targets, Nikita Kucherov scored twice within the third interval and the Lightning rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Purple Wings 5-Four on Thursday night time.

The Purple Wings led 3-Zero within the second when Stamkos scored on the ability play to begin Tampa Bay’s comeback. His 383rd objective pulled him even with Lecavalier, and the NHL-leading Lightning weren’t performed. The league’s highest-scoring staff added 4 targets within the third, with Kucherov and Tyler Johnson scoring 26 seconds aside to offer Tampa Bay the lead with 11:10 remaining. Kucherov made it 5-Three with 3:22 left.

Brayden Level additionally scored early within the third for the Lightning. Madison Bowey, Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader and Michael Rasmussen scored for the Purple Wings, who misplaced for the 12th time in 13 video games. Tampa Bay tied its franchise document of 54 wins, set final season.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Kessel had a objective and an help, Sidney Crosby added two assists and Pittsburgh blanked Buffalo.

Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel every had a objective and an help for the surging Penguins, who’ve gained six of seven and sit third within the Metropolitan Division. Brian Dumoulin and Patric Hornqvist additionally scored, and Casey DeSmith made 26 saves for his fourth profession shutout.

Carter Hutton stopped 21 pictures for the Sabres, who matched a franchise document with three consecutive shutout losses. It occurred for the primary time final season throughout a three-game stretch that concluded with a 4-Zero loss to Pittsburgh.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Radek Faksa, Roope Hintz and Joel L’Esperance scored in a span of two:22 early within the second interval, and Dallas held on to beat Minnesota after goalie Ben Bishop bought damage.

Anton Khudobin stopped 14 of the 15 pictures he confronted in aid of Bishop, who made seven saves and established a franchise document by stretching his scoreless streak to 240:53 earlier than exiting with a lower-body damage.

Alexander Radulov added an empty-netter for the Stars, who’ve gained six of their final seven video games — 5 in regulation.

Jason Zucker had the one objective for the Wild, who took a giant hit within the Western Convention wild-card race with their third consecutive loss. They’re in ninth place with 74 factors and 11 video games to go, trailing Arizona by three factors for the ultimate spot.

Minnesota is 1-6-Three in its final 10 dwelling video games since Jan. 19.

The Stars, in the meantime, moved right into a tie with St. Louis for third place within the Central Division with 79 factors. They’ve 12 video games remaining, as do the Blues.


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Anders Lee scored the tiebreaking objective late within the third interval and Thomas Greiss stopped 33 pictures as New York beat Montreal.

Adam Pelech additionally scored within the second interval to assist the Islanders win for the fourth time in 5 video games to stay two factors behind first-place Washington within the Metropolitan Division.

Jordie Benn had the tying objective for Montreal late within the second, and Carey Value completed with 36 saves.

Lee transformed on a 2-on-1 with Matthew Barzal for his team-leading 25th objective of the season with 2:57 remaining.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele had a objective and two assists to assist Winnipeg hand Boston its third straight loss.

Blake Wheeler added a objective and an help, and Jacob Trouba and Nikolaj Ehlers additionally scored for the Jets. Patrik Laine had two assists and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 36 pictures as Winnipeg moved three factors forward of Nashville atop the Central Division.

Charlie McAvoy, Joakim Nordstrom and Charlie Coyle scored for Boston and David Krejci had two assists. Tuukka Rask completed with 20 saves.

Ehlers scored the eventual game-winner with just below 7 minutes left after Trouba put the Jets forward 3-2 earlier within the third interval. Coyle bought Boston inside one with 2:56 remaining, however the Bruins could not tie it up.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Connolly had two targets and an help to assist Washington keep its lead atop the Metropolitan Division.

Evgeny Kuznetsov added a objective and an help, and Lars Eller and Tom Wilson additionally scored because the Capitals stayed two factors forward of the second-place New York Islanders within the division. Braden Holtby stopped 22 pictures.

James van Riemsdyk and Scott Laughton scored for Philadelphia, and Carter Hart completed with 27 saves. The Flyers remained 5 factors out of the second wild card within the Jap Convention.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anders Nilsson stopped 34 pictures for his second shutout to guide Ottawa.

Christian Wolanin and Chris Tierney scored to assist the Senators snap a three-game shedding streak. The shutout was Nilsson’s sixth of his profession.

Jake Allen made 19 saves within the loss for the Blues (36-27-7).

The rebuilding Senators had two gamers making NHL debuts — defenseman Erik Brannstrom and ahead Max Veronneau.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza’s first profession hat trick despatched Arizona previous Anaheim.

Hinostroza scored his third objective of the night time with 51 seconds left, and hats got here flying out of the group onto the ice.

Jason Demers added a objective and an help for the rolling Coyotes, who’ve gained 10 of 12. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mario Kempe additionally scored, and Alex Goligoski had two assists.

Arizona’s victory coupled with Minnesota’s loss to Dallas moved the Coyotes three factors forward of the slumping Wild for the second Western Convention wild card. Each groups have 11 video games remaining.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 37 pictures for his 13th win since Feb. 9, and was credited with an help.

Jakob Silfverberg scored for Anaheim, which had gained 4 of six.


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored a tiebreaking objective on the ability play late within the second interval and Florida denied San Jose an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth.

Hoffman additionally arrange Frank Vatrano’s insurance coverage objective within the third to ship the Panthers to their third straight win following a six-game skid. Florida moved inside seven factors of Columbus for the ultimate Jap Convention playoff spot however has solely 12 video games left to make up that margin.

Jamie McGinn and Dryden Hunt additionally scored for the Panthers, and rookie Sam Montembeault made 26 saves to win his first profession highway begin.

Melker Karlsson and Kevin Labanc scored for the Sharks, who had their six-game profitable streak snapped. San Jose seemed drained taking part in for the third time in 4 nights and missed a chance to develop into the primary Western Convention staff to clinch a postseason slot. Extra importantly, the Sharks failed to extend their one-point lead over second-place Calgary within the Pacific Division race. The Flames have one recreation in hand.

Martin Jones made 23 saves in San Jose’s second regulation loss at dwelling since Dec. 20.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colton Sissons had a objective and an help, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and Nashville saved tempo within the Central Division race with a victory over Los Angeles.

Viktor Arvidsson and Craig Smith additionally scored for the Predators, who snapped a two-game skid with a snug win over the last-place Kings.

Led by Sissons’ first multipoint recreation since Jan. 7, Nashville remained one level behind Central-leading Winnipeg. The defending division champion Predators additionally elevated their lead over third-place St. Louis and Dallas to 6 factors, though the Jets, Blues and Stars all have two video games in hand on Nashville.

Austin Wagner scored and Jonathan Fast stopped 31 pictures for the Kings, who opened a five-game homestand by shedding for the 14th time in 16 video games.

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