Light­ning edges Pen­guins

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since hav­ing right knee surgery in Novem­ber and the Tampa Bay Light­ning beat the Pitts­burgh Pen­guins 5-4 on Thurs­day night.

Stamkos made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 3:49 of the sec­ond pe­riod from the low left cir­cle. The Light­ning star pre­vi­ously scored Nov. 15 at Detroit, the same game that he had a sea­son-end­ing lat­eral menis­cus tear in the knee. Stamkos en­tered with five as­sists in three games this sea­son.

Stamkos also tied Vin­cent Le­cav­a­lier for the Light­ning team record with 112 pow­er­play goals,

WILD 5, BLACK­HAWKS 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Stewart broke a tie mid­way through the third pe­riod with the first of his two goals and Min­nesota beat Chicago for its first vic­tory of the sea­son.

Ja­son Zucker had a goal and an as­sist, and De­van Dub­nyk made 36 saves to help the Wild (1-1-1) hand Chicago (3-1-1) its first reg­u­la­tion loss.

Stewart tapped Zucker’s feed past Corey Craw­ford from the doorstep at 9:28 of the third to give Min­nesota a 2-1 lead. Stewart and Zucker broke in 2-on-1 against Dun­can Keith af­ter fel­low de­fense­man Brent Seabrook fell down. The goal with­stood a re­view af­ter the Black­hawks chal­lenged Zucker was off­side.

Zucker added a power-play goal with 7:31 to go on the de­lay-of-game penalty that re­sulted from the failed Chicago chal­lenge. He banged the puck in from be­hind the net off Craw­ford’s skate.

Stewart scored into an empty net with 4:04 re­main­ing to make it 4-1. Mikko Koivu added an­other emp­tynet­ter with 2:01 left. Eric Staal also scored for Min­nesota.

Ryan Hart­man and Jonathan Toews scored for Chicago.

PAN­THERS 5, BLUES 2

SUN­RISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo moved into a tie for fourth on the NHL ca­reer vic­tory list with 454, mak­ing 37 saves to help Flor­ida beat St. Louis.

The 38-year-old Luongo is tied with Curtis Joseph on the ca­reer list.

Vin­cent Trocheck scored the go-ahead goal, Ian McCoshen had his first NHL goal, and Jared McCann, Aaron Ek­blad and Nick Bjugstad also con­nected for Flor­ida.

Paul Stastny and Vince Dunn — also with his first ca­reer goal — coun­tered for St. Louis. Jake Allen stopped 33 shots in the Blues’ first loss in five games this sea­son.

RED WINGS 4, COY­OTES 2

GLEN­DALE, Ariz. (AP) — Luke Glen­den­ing broke a tie with a short-handed goal with 3:24 left and Detroit beat win­less Ari­zona.

Dy­lan Larkin got the as­sist on Glen­den­ing’s goal, his sec­ond of the night, af­ter Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made a flex­i­ble save at the other end. Howard fin­ished with 33 saves.

Frans Nielsen sent in a long empty-net goal with 1:34 to go to seal Detroit’s third vic­tory of the sea­son. The Coy­otes have one point through four games.

Martin Frk and Hen­rik Zet­ter­berg also scored for Detroit.

Clayton Keller scored twice for Ari­zona, with Max Domi as­sist­ing on both.

PREDA­TORS 4,STARS 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sa­muel Gi­rard scored his first NHL goal and had an as­sist to lead Nashville past Dal­las.

The 19-year-old Gi­rard was play­ing his sec­ond NHL game.

Filip Fors­berg and P.K. Sub­ban also had a goal and an as­sist, and Vik­tor Arvids­son scored for the Preda­tors. Pekka Rinne made 30 saves.

Jamie Benn had Dal­las’ lone goal. The Stars have lost three of four to open the sea­son.

JETS 4, CANUCKS 2

VAN­COU­VER, Bri­tish Columbia (AP) — Pa­trik Laine and Tyler My­ers scored 3:13 apart late in the sec­ond pe­riod to help Win­nipeg beat Van­cou­ver.

Josh Mor­ris­sey and Niko­laj Eh­lers, into an empty net, also scored. Con­nor Helle­buyck made 31 saves, and Bryan Lit­tle had two as­sists.

Daniel Sedin and Christo­pher Tanev scored for Van­cou­ver, and Ja­cob Markstrom stopped 16 shots.

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