DI GIUSEPPE’S FIRST GOAL LIFTS ’CANES
raleigh, n.c.» Phillip Di Giuseppe scored his first goal of the season 1:26 into overtime, giving the Hurricanes a 1-0 victory over the Lightning on Sunday night.
Viktor Stalberg assisted on Di Giuseppe’s wrist shot from the right circle.
Tampa Bay, without injured star Steven Stamkos, lost for the fifth time in six games. Its last regulation win was on Nov. 23.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had 30 saves in his 25th career shutout. Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop stopped 29 shots.
Paul Byron scored the clinching goal in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Canadiens avoided a winless swing through California with a 5-4 victory over the Kings. Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist for the Canadiens. Alexander Radulov and Andrew Shaw also scored and Carey Price made 27 saves. Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist apiece for the Kings. … Danny DeKeyser scored 1:02 into overtime to give the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Islanders. Mike Green scored twice and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and assist for Detroit. Peter Mrazek stopped 32 shots to improve to 3-0-2 in his past five starts. Detroit’s Frans Nielsen had an assist while facing his former team for the first time since leaving the Islanders for a six-year, $31.5 million deal with the Red Wings last summer. … Wayne Simmonds scored two power-play goals and the Flyers beat the Predators 4-2 to win their fifth consecutive game. Simmonds, who leads the Flyers with 13 goals, scored twice against what had been a stingy Nashville penalty-killing unit at home. The Predators did not allow a power-play goal in their first 10 home games, but have given up three in their last two games. … Andrew Copp scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:45 left, Bryan Little got his third goal in three games and the Jets edged the Blackhawks 2-1. Copp beat Scott Darling on the stick side with a shot from the right circle that slipped just inside the left post.