TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored the deciding goal in a shootout for the second consecutive game, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
Tyler Johnson, Chris Kunitz and Adam Erne scored in regulation for the NHL-leading Lightning, who played most of the game without Nikita Kucherov after the league’s top scorer was injured.
BLUE JACKETS 5,
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seth Jones and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and two assists as Columbus topped Washington.
Columbus scored four goals in the first period — two on power plays — in winning its second game in three days and first in four tries against the Capitals this season. Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, and Sonny Milano and Mark Letestu — acquired in a trade Sunday — also scored.
CANADIENS 0, SO
MONTREAL (AP) — Sean Couturier scored in the sixth round of the shootout and Philadelphia edged Montreal for its season-best sixth straight victory.
Petr Mrazek, making his third straight start for the streaking Flyers, stopped 28 shots in his fourth shutout this season. Mrazek is 3-0-0 since being acquired from Detroit last Monday.
AVALANCHE 3, CANUCKS 1
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and an assist, and Mikko Rantanen added a goal and an assist in Colorado’s victory over Vancouver.
Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves and came within 1:16 of his third shutout this season. The Avalanche won for the 11th time in 12 home games and moved within two points of idle Calgary for the second wild card in the Western Conference.
Golden Knights 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar tied the game with 10.8 seconds left in the third period and Dustin Brown scored a power-play goal 3:14 into overtime, rallying the Los Angeles Kings past the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Monday night.
Jeff Carter, in his second game back after missing 55 with a cut tendon, scored the Kings’ first goal on a power play at 12:28 of the third. Jonathan Quick stopped 37 shots.