Vasilevskiy helps Lightning beat Rangers in shootout

Vasilevskiy helps Lightning beat Rangers in shootout

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TAMPA, Fla. – Andrei Vasilevskiy made 45 saves in overtime, Alex Killorn scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Thursday night.

Tampa Bay won the shootout 2-1.

Brayden Point scored in regulation and a shootout for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov made the 38th assist on the Point goal.

New York’s Igor Shesterkin stopped 39 shots in regulation and OT. Mika Zibanejad scored for Rangers.

Shesterkin is 4-0-1 in five games against Tampa Bay.


WASHINGTON — Alex DeBrincat tied the game and scored in overtime to help Ottawa snap Washington’s five-game winning streak.

Tim Stutzle scored with 15.3 seconds left in the second half, starting Ottawa’s comeback from a two-goal deficit. DeBrincat tied it with 5:43 left in regulation and won it 1:31 into 3-on-3 OT.

Rookie defenseman Jake Sanderson also scored to help the Senators win their second straight game.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 23rd goal of the season and 803rd of his career for Washington. Dylan Strome and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for the Capitals.

BUFFALO, NY – Kyle Okposo scored three times, Casey Mittelstadt had two goals and the Sabers won their fifth straight.

Jeff Skinner also scored for Buffalo, and Owen Power, Zemgus Girgensons and JJ Peterka each had two assists. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 28 saves and earned his third straight start.

The Sabers hadn’t practiced in a week. The Buffalo area is recovering from a storm that killed at least 40 people.

Dominik Kubalik scored twice for Detroit, which lost for the seventh time in nine games. Jordan Oesterle also scored and Magnus Hellberg made 29 stops.

DENVER – Adrian Kempe scored the shootout winner and the Kings rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to snap a nine-game losing streak to the Avalanche.

Trailing 4-2 entering the third, Alex Iafallo scored on the power play at 1:11. Sean Walker then tied it from the slot with 5:40 left on Kevin Fiala’s 26th assist.

Pheonix Copley made 23 saves for the Kings, who improved to 6-0-1 in their last seven games.

Cale Makar had a goal and two assists in Colorado’s three goals late in the second period, but the Avalanche faded to their second straight loss.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wyatt Johnston scored the go-ahead goal for Dallas early in the third period.

Tyler Seguin scored twice and Jamie Benn also scored for the Stars, who outshot Minnesota 43-25. Jake Oettinger made 24 saves for his third straight win.

Kirill Kaprizov scored his 20th goal of the season for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury made 39 saves.

Dallas won the special teams battle, scoring twice on three power plays and blanking the Wild on both of their extra-skater opportunities.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Jack McBain scored two late goals and Arizona won its third straight.

McBain broke a tie when he converted a cross-ice feed from Lawson Crouse with 6:17 left. McBain and Barrett Hayton scored on an open net in the closing moments as the Coyotes became the first team to beat Toronto (22-8-6) twice this season.

Nick Bjugstad, Jakob Chychrun and JJ Moser also scored, and Karel Vejmelka had 29 saves for the Coyotes (13-16-5).

Pontus Holmberg, Calle Jarnkrok and Alexander Kerfoot scored for the Maple Leafs, who had won three straight. Jarnkrok has scored three goals in a row. Matt Murray made 21 saves.

ST. LOUIS – Calle Rosen, Josh Leivo and Brendon Saad scored, sending St. Louis in victory.

Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots for the Blues, who also won 5-2 in Chicago on Nov. 16.

Rosen tied the score at 1-all 8:40 into the second half.

Patrick Kane scored for Chicago, who are 1-10-0 in their last 11 games and 2-17-1 in their last 20 games.

Saad scored an empty netter at 19:49.


NEW YORK – Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mathew Barzal scored in the second half to lead the Isles to victory.

Ilya Sorokin finished with 20 saves as the Islanders won their third straight game.

The Blue Jackets dropped their seventh straight game and lost for the 10th time in 12 games overall. Emil Bemstrom scored Columbus’ lone goal and Joonas Korpisalo made 34 saves.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida captain Aleksander Barkov scored a first-period hat trick to help his team snap a three-game losing streak.

Barkov scored the first two goals of the first game at 11:50. He made it 3-1 with his third of the period.

Barkov also had two assists. Matthew Tkachuk had two goals and two assists and Carter Verhaeghe and Eetu Luostarinen also scored.

Arber Xhekaj and Josh Anderson scored for Montreal in its fourth straight loss.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Mark Scheifele had three goals and Winnipeg snapped a three-game losing streak.

Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored for Winnipeg (22-13-1). Kyle Connor and Josh Morrissey each had two assists and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 20 shots.

Conor Garland and Andrei Kuzmenko scored for the Canucks, who had won three straight. Collin Delia made 35 saves for Vancouver (16-16-3).

Scheifele put the game away with an empty netter with 28 seconds left.

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