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Vegas beats Tampa Bay
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, David Perron had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night in a matchup of conference leaders.

James Neal, Nate Schmidt and William Karlsson also scored for the Golden Knights, who swept the two-game season series with the NHL-leading Lightning.

Tampa Bay, coming off its bye week, got a goal from Ondrej Palat, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots. Vasilevskiy, an All-Star this season, has allowed 19 goals over his last four games.


NEW YORK (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored three goals to lead Boston to another victory, giving the Bruins at least a point for the 15th consecutive game.

Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists as Boston improved to 11-0-4 since its last regulation loss Dec. 14 against Washington — its best stretch since going 15-0-1 from March 2-30, 2014. Ryan Spooner had a goal and an assist, and Anton Khudobin stopped 22 shots.



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier scored 18 seconds into overtime and Philadelphia rallied for the win after retiring the No. 88 jersey of Hall of Fame center Eric Lindros.

Couturier took a feed from Travis Konecny and beat Frederik Andersen with a wrist shot to give the Flyers their fifth win in six games.

Nolan Patrick and Wayne Simmonds scored early in the third period for the Flyers. Michal Neuvirth stopped 29 shots, including a sprawling pad save on Patrick Marleau with 2:48 left in regulation.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored two goals and Evgeni Malkin got the tiebreaking goal early in the third period of the Penguins’ fifth win in six games.

Casey DeSmith stopped 28 shots to earn his first NHL victory in his third career appearance for Pittsburgh. Malkin had a goal and an assist as the Penguins bounced back from a loss in Anaheim one night earlier with a solid effort at Staples Center in the second stop of the back-to-back Stanley Cup champs’ three-game California trip.

Adrian Kempe scored and Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for the Kings, who have lost five straight for the first time this season.



NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Hall scored on a breakaway 34 seconds into overtime, lifting New Jersey to the victory.

Sami Vatanen collected his third assist of the game on the winning goal, a shot over the shoulder of goaltender Braden Holtby.

Drew Stafford, Andy Greene and Miles Wood also scored for the Devils, who have won two straight since a six-game winless streak (0-3-3). Keith Kinkaid had 16 saves and the Devils killed off all five Washington power plays.



COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored in the second round of a shootout, sending the Blue Jackets to the win.

Joonas Korpisalo had 35 saves for Columbus, which returned from its five-day break after losing both ends of a back-to-back last week. Jordan Schroeder scored his first goal of the season in the first period.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored the deciding goal in the shootout to give Nashville its fourth straight win.

Scott Hartnell and Ryan Ellis scored for the Predators, and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Brandon Perlini scored for Arizona. The Coyotes have lost five straight.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden Schenn scored in the second period, helping the Blues to the road win.

Alexander Steen added an empty netter at 18:42, and Carter Hutton made 20 saves.

Bobby Ryan had the lone goal for the Senators, and Craig Anderson made 33 saves. Ottawa was coming off its bye week and hadn’t played in eight days.


NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, leading the Rangers to the victory.

Rick Nash scored twice for the second straight game and Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves for New York, which won their second straight after three consecutive losses.

Buchnevich knocked the puck past Robin Lehner at 16:02, a minute after the Sabres tied it for the third time on a goal by Rasmus Ristolainen. The goal was the 12th of the season for Buchnevich, who also had two assists.