Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

Second-period burst lifts Lightning to comeback win over Blackhawks


Yanni Gourde, Ondrej Palat and Victor Hedman each scored a power-play goal in the second period, as Tampa Bay defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Sunday.

Pat Maroon added his 100th career goal in the third period, giving Tampa Bay a season-high four goals with the man advantage. Gourde finished with two goals and two assists, and Alex Killorn scored for the third straight game. PENGUINS 5, RANGERS 1 » Sidney Crosby capped Pittsburgh’s three-goal outburst in the first period in the win over New York. Crosby scored his eighth of the season, Kasperi Kapanen netted his sixth and John Marino his first as Pittsburgh scored three goals on six shots in the opening period. Evgeni Malkin and Zach AstonReese scored in the third period as the Penguins won for the ninth time in 13 games. Casey DeSmith made 22 saves in his second start since Feb. 11.

CAPITALS 3, FLYERS 1 » Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov and Nick Jensen scored to lead Washington to the victory over Philadelph­ia. T.J.

Oshie had two assists and Ilya Samsonov stopped 36 shots for the Capitals, who have won eight of 11. The Flyers welcomed back about 3,000 fans to their home arena for the first time since last March 10.


2» Vincent Trocheck and James Reimer continued to torment their former team, lifting Carolina to its fifth straight victory. Trocheck, who was traded to Carolina just over a year ago, scored for the fourth time this season against the Panthers. Nino Niederreit­er, Sebastian Aho and Warren Foegele also had goals for the Hurricanes, who have won eight of 10 home games (8-1-1) this season. ISLANDERS 5, SABRES 2 » Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored 62 seconds apart early in the second period and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 24 saves as the Islanders earned their fifth straight win. The victory was also the Islanders’ sixth straight over the Sabres this season.

DEVILS 1, BRUINS 0 » Scott Wedgewood made 40 saves, Kyle Palmieri scored out of a scramble with 4:37 left and the Devils snapped a five-game losing streak. Boston’s Tuukka Rask made 24 saves and remained stuck at 299 career victories. The Bruins have lost four of six games. PREDATORS 4, STARS 3, SO

» Roman Josi scored the final shootout goal on a backhander, helping Nashville win a 3-0 third-period lead.Josi and Forsberg scored in the shootout as the Predators ended a three-game losing streak. OTTAWA 4, CALGARY 3, SO

» Drake Batherson scored the shootout winner to give Ottawa the victory over the Calgary. Connor Brown, Ryan Dzingel and Colin White scored in regulation for the Senators.

 ?? DAVID BANKS — AP ?? Tampa Bay’s Ondrej Palat celebrates his goal against Chicago on Sunday.
DAVID BANKS — AP Tampa Bay’s Ondrej Palat celebrates his goal against Chicago on Sunday.

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