Lightning Take Over East – NHL Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have replaced the New York Islanders atop the NHL's Eastern Conference standings.
Alex Killorn opened and closed the Lightning's three-goal third period in a 4-1 win over Vancouver. Valtteri Filppula (val-TEHR'-ee FIHL'-poo-lah) added a goal and an assist as the Lightning won their third in a row and sixth in their last eight games.
Tampa Bay moved a point ahead of the Isles and kept their one-point lead over Detroit in the Atlantic Division.
Elsewhere on ice:
— The Red Wings coughed up a 4-1 lead in the third period before Pavel Datsyuk (DAHT'-sook) and Gustav Nyquist scored shootout goals to lead Detroit's 5-4 win over Minnesota. Nyquist also had a goal and an assist in regulation of the Wings' fifth consecutive victory.
— The New York Rangers won for the 16th time in 19 games as Carl Hagelin (HAG'-lihn) scored at 2:55 of overtime to lift the Blueshirts past Ottawa 3-2. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots for the Rangers, who trailed 2-1 until Chris Kreider scored early in the third period.
— P.K. Subban (SOO'-ban) scored 4:08 into overtime to push Montreal past Nashville 2-1, keeping the Canadiens three points behind the Lightning. Subban and Alex Galchenyuk (gahl-CHEN'-yuhk) each had a goal and an assist against the Predators, who moved one point behind West-leading Anaheim.
— Andrew Shaw scored twice and Chicago halted a two-game skid by trouncing Arizona 6-1. Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists as the Blackhawks moved within five points of the Central Division-leading Predators.
— Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser to Philadelphia as Claude Giroux (juh-ROO') scored a power-play goal at 3:57 of OT. The outcome leaves the Penguins four points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders.
— Derek Roy (roy) and Teddy Purcell (PUR'-sul) scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as Edmonton handed the Capitals their third straight loss, 5-4 in Washington. The Caps led 4-2 until Purcell and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in the last 4:11 of regulation.
— Boston's Tuukka (TOO'-kah) Rask handled 36 shots in a 3-1 win at Dallas. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist in the Bruins' sixth victory in seven games.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona leading scorer Mikkel Boedker (mih-KEHL' BAHD'-kur) is listed as week-to-week after having his spleen removed last weekend. The left wing was injured in Sunday's game against Winnipeg after taking a hard hit. The 25-year-old is Arizona's leading goal-scorer with 14 and had five goals in four games before being injured on Sunday. He also has 14 assists.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have placed forward Tommy Wingels (WING'-ulz) and defenseman Justin Braun on injured reserve and called up defenseman Dylan DeMelo from the American Hockey League. Wingels and Braun both left last night's 5-2 loss to New Jersey with upper-body injuries. Coach Todd McLellan says both players will be out for "a while," a blow for a team battling Calgary and Los Angeles for a Western Conference playoff berth.