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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.

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