Lightning beat Islanders 1-0 in shootout
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Victor Hedman scored the only goal in the shootout Friday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning past the New York Islanders 1-0 after both goaltenders put on a spectacular display through 65 minutes.
Hedman beat Thomas Greiss on the first attempt in the tiebreakere for the league-best Lightning.
The Islanders had a power play at 3:23 of overtime when Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov was called for cross-checking but couldn’t convert.
Greiss and Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy put on a save-for-save clinic before the shootout. Greiss made 41 saves while Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots. Vasilevskiy turned away three more during the shootout.
The first-place Islanders came in having won of 15 of their last 19 games heading into the All-Star break and their subsequent bye week. New York lost its second straight after a five-game winning streak.
PREDATORS 4, PANTHERS 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored twice, and Nashville scored all its goals in the third period.
Kevin Fiala and Roman Josi also found the net for the Predators, and Filip Forsberg had three assists. Juuse Saros made 27 saves as the Predators won their third straight game.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers, who had a three-game win streak snapped. Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots.
Behind 1-0, the Predators scored two goals in a span of 2:15 in the third.
Josi tied the score when his shot from the left circle found the high corner of the net at 5:29.
Arvidsson put the Predators ahead 2-1 when he took a drop pass from Forsberg and fired a shot from the right circle that beat Luongo stick side at 7:44.
CAPITALS 4, FLAMES 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal with 57 seconds left, and Washington shook off the absence of suspended star Alex Ovechkin to end a seven-game losing streak.
With Calgary’s Mikael Backlund off for holding, Kuznetsov weaved his way into the Flames’ zone before firing a wrist shot past goaltender Mike Smith.
An instant after the final horn sounded, several players traded punches before finally skating off the ice.
Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 37 goals, received a one-game suspension from the league for skipping the All-Star Game. He had played in 214 consecutive games, a streak that began in October 2016.
Calgary trailed 3-2 before Elias Lindholm notched his 22nd goal of the season at 12:01 of the third period. Backlund and Garnet Hathaway also scored for the Flames.
Nic Dowd, Backlund and Dmitrij Jaskin had Washington’s other goals.
PENGUINS 5, SENATORS 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel each scored twice to lead Pittsburgh past Ottawa.
Teddy Blueger got his first NHL goal and Casey DeSmith stopped 37 shots as the Penguins won their second straight after losing four of their previous five.
Nick Bjugstad also contributed in his Pittsburgh debut hours after he was acquired from Florida, getting an assist on Rust’s first goal. He also won the offensive zone faceoff and provided a screen in front on Rust’s second goal.
Bobby Ryan and Mikkel Boedker both scored power-play goals, and Matt Duchene scored on a breakaway for the Senators. Anders Nilsson stopped 35 shots as Ottawa, playing for the first time since Jan. 22, lost its third straight.
HURRICANES 5, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Martinook scored the go-ahead goal in his first game since signing a contract extension, and Carolina beat Vegas.
Martinook, who signed a two-year, $4 million extension earlier in the week, scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period as the Hurricanes won for the third time in four games. The goal was Martinook’s 11th in 51 games this season, tying his single-season career-high. He scored 11 in 77 games with Arizona in 2016-17.
Nino Niederreiter, Brett Pesce and Sebastian Aho also scored, and Justin Faulk added an empty-netter with 49 seconds remaining. Justin Williams had two assists and Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots.
Shea Theodore scored twice for Vegas, which has lost five of seven. Maxime Lagace stopped 27 of 31 shots in his first game since being recalled from the American Hockey League.
RED WINGS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2, OT
DETROIT (AP) — Danny DeKeyser scored 2:40 into overtime, lifting Detroit past Toronto.
The Red Wings retired Red Kelly’s No. 4 during a pregame ceremony, making his jersey the eighth to go up in the rafters along with all-time greats such as Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom.
Dylan Larkin scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play with 6:27 left in the third and Patrick Marleau had a goal to make it 2-all with 2:19 remaining in regulation.
Early in overtime, Larkin skated off the ice after grabbing at the right side of his abdomen.
Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist broke a scoreless tie midway through the second and Auston Matthews tied it late in the period.
Jimmy Howard made 19 saves for the Red Wings. Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots for the Maple Leafs.
STARS 3, WILD 1
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored two goals in the final eight minutes, lifting Dallas over Minnesota.
With the game tied at 1, Mattias Janmark took the puck along the boards in the neutral zone and passed across the blue line to Seguin. His slap shot from the top of the right faceoff went under Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk and trickled into the net with 7:42 left.
Seguin added an empty-net goal, his 20th of the season, with 24 seconds to play. The Stars won their third in a row and stopped the Wild’s three-game winning streak.
Ben Bishop finished with 21 saves for Dallas. Dubnyk had 29 saves.
Dallas’ Andrew Cogliano and Minnesota’s Brad Hunt scored in the second period, which ended 1-all.
BLACKHAWKS 7, SABRES 3
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Kane celebrated his latest homecoming with two goals and two assists to surpass the 900-point plateau in leading Chicago past Buffalo.
Kane capped the victory with an empty-net goal while upping his career total to 903 points, moving ahead of Tony Amonte for 12th place among U.S.-born players. Kane is from south Buffalo and extended his point streak to 10 games, in which he has combined for nine goals and 16 assists.
Connor Murphy sealed the victory by converting Kane’s pass into the middle and snapping in a 30-footer through a screen to put Chicago up 5-3 with 8:36 remaining.
Drake Caggiula had a goal and two assists, Brandon Saad scored twice and Duncan Keith also scored. Cam Ward stopped 40 shots and the Blackhawks avoided a brief scare before matching a season-best three-game win streak while coming off a nine-day break.
Jason Pominville and Kyle Okposo scored goals 3:37 apart in cutting Chicago’s lead to 4-3 with 12:44 left. Jack Eichel also scored in a game the Sabres trailed 3-0 through the first 26:06 and 4-1 through two periods.
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