TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Yanni Gourde scored 2:50 into overtime to give theLightning a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night in a matchup between Central Division contenders.
Alex Killorn and Brayden Point also scored for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 25 saves.
Andrei Svechnikov and Brady Skjei scored for Carolina, with only oneeight games. Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots.
Carolina andDivision lead with 63 points, though the Hurricanes have two games in hand. The defending champion Lightning is one point behind the co-leaders.
PREDATORS 5, BLACKHAWKS 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Luke Kunin and Calle Jarnkrok scored aNashville over Chicago.
Matt Duchene, Mattias Ekholm, and Tanner Jeannot also scored, and Mikael Granlund had two assists for Nashville, which snapped a two-game skid.
Alex DeBrincat and David Kampf scored for Chicago, which has lost two of three.
Nashville has won all six meetings between the teams thisas they battle for fourth place in the Central Division. Dallas, which defeated Detroit in a shootout Monday, also is involved in a tight three-way race for the division’s final .
shootout round to give Dallas a win over Detroit and a vital extra point for the defending Western Conference champions in their push to get back in the playoffs.
Roope Hintz and rookie Jason Robertson scored in regulation for the Stars, with Miro Heiskanen assisting on both goals. Robertson also converted the first shootout attempt for Dallas.
Anton Khudobin stopped 20 shots before the shootout,with less than three minutes left in regulation.
Aftercaptain Dylan Larkin got a puck through Khudobin’s legs in the first round of the tiebreaker, the Stars goalie stopped the subsequent four attempts, including Filip Hronek’s try after Gurianov had beaten Thomas Greiss at the other end.
Greiss finished with 34 saves, and both goalies had three in overtime.
Luke Glendening scored two tying goals for Detroit in the second period, with only three goals in his first 44 games and none since March 11.
The Stars have earned points in a season-best seven games in a row (5-0-2). Theyinto fifth place in the Central Division with 48 points, one ahead of Chicago, with 12 regular-season games left. Nashville is fourth with 51 points, but only nine games remaining.
OILERS 4, CANADIENS 1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Connorthe winner late in the third period, and Edmonton defeated Montreal. Jesse Puljujarvi, Ethan Bear, and Devin Shore scored for Edmonton with a goal and an assist, while Mike Smith scored 22 saves. McDavid also had two assists for a three-point game for the Oilers, who trailed 1-0 with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation.
Eric Staal scored for Montreal, which got 25 saves from Jake Allen after replacing Carey Price to start the second period. Price stopped seven shots in the opening 20 minutes and didn’t come out after the intermission. The Oilers stretched theirto eight games and improved to 2-3-1 against Montreal in 2021. The Canadiens, meanwhile, fell to 2-6-0 over their past eight games without injured winger Brendan Gallagher (broken thumb).
SENATORS 4, FLAMES 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Connora short-handed goal and added an empty-netter for Ottawa to win over Calgary.
Josh Norris had a goal and an assist, and Brady Tkachuk scored for Ottawa. Senators goaltender Matt Murray made 26 saves for the win.
Elias Lindholm and Michael Stone scored for the Flames. Jacob Markstrom stopped 16 of 19 shots in the loss.
The Montrealdown the fourth and final playoff berth in the North Division. Montreal lost 4-1 to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday but remained six points ahead of Calgary.
The Flames have 11 games remaining in the, but three games in four days against the visiting Habs starting Friday will likely determine if Calgary sees the postseason.
WILD 5, COYOTES 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot stopped 22 shots, and Minnesota stretched itsto four games.
Kirill Kaprizov, Jordan Greenway, and Marcus Johansson also scored to help the Wild strengthen their. Minnesota has 59 points, 14 Division.
Jonas Brodin added an empty-net goal for Minnesota.
Christian Fischer scored his first goal in 48 regular-season games, and Alex Goligoski scored for the Coyotes, who had numerous defensive breakdowns inin seven games. Darcy Kuemper stopped 19 shots.
PANTHERS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Frank Vatrano scored two goals, Anthony Duclair had a pair of assists, and Florida defeated Columbus. Sam Bennett and Radko Gudas also scored for the Panthers, who have won fiveagainst the Blue Jackets and gone 6-0-1 in their past seven meetings. Vatrano’s second goal was an empty-netter at 18:38 of the third after he was stopped on a penalty shot earlier in the period. Florida netminder Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 saves. Elvis Merzlikins turned back 35 shots for the Blue Jackets. Oliver Bjorkstrand got his team-leading 15th goal, and Zac Dalpe scored for Columbus, which has lost three straight.
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