NHL Report / Scores and fast facts
Tyler Johnson and Cedric Paquette each scored twice as the visiting Lightning defeated the Maple Leafs Monday night. Anthony Cirelli and Ondrej
Palat also scored for the Lightning. Ryan McDonagh, Yanni Gourde and Jan Rutta each added two assists. The Lighting (53-13-4) became the fourth team in NHL history to reach 110 points through 70 games. They have won two of three games this season from the Maple Leafs (42-22-5). Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves. Auston Matthews and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. The Lightning scored twice in the first period on tip-ins. Johnson notched his first of the game at 10:07 when he redirected a soft pass from the left circle by McDonagh after a feed from Nikita Kucherov.
Goaltender Thomas Greiss recorded his fifth shutout of the year, and Ryan Pulock and Anders Lee scored in the Islanders’ win over the Blue Jackets in Uniondale. Greiss, who made 31 saves, improved to 3-0-0 against Columbus this season with his 13th career shutout. He also blanked the Blue Jackets behind a 31-save effort on Feb. 14 in Columbus. Greiss has stopped 90 of 92 shots against the Blue Jackets this season, and the shutout was the team’s ninth, the second most in franchise history.
Michael Raffl scored one goal and added one assist to lift the host Philadelphia
Flyers past the Ottawa Senators 3-2. It was the 400th career game in the National Hockey League for Raffl. Oskar Lindblom and Scott Laughton each scored for the Flyers, who won their second in a row and pulled within three points of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia played without forward Jake Voracek, who received a two-game suspension from the league for a hit on the New York Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk in a 5-2 win Sunday. Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott made 20 saves.
Martin Jones turned aside all 24 shots he faced as the San Jose Sharks moved into first place in the Pacific Division with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul, Minn. Fourth-liner Barclay Goodrow and Tomas Hertl each scored, and Logan Couture converted a penalty shot for the Sharks, who have won five in a row to move past idle Calgary Flames atop the Pacific. The shutout was Jones’ third of the season and second against the Wild, as he made 26 saves in San Jose’s 4-0 win at Minnesota on Dec. 18. The 29-year-old stopped 73 of 76 shots in a three-game season sweep of the Wild and 128 of
137 shots during his five-game winning streak.