The Washington Post Sunday
Stamkos leads Lightning to sixth straight victory
LIGHTNING 7, AVALANCHE 1
Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists as the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won its sixth consecutive game, beating the Colorado Avalanche, 7-1, on Saturday night in Tampa.
Stamkos scored twice in the first period and had two secondperiod assists. It was his franchisebest 13th four-point game.
Tampa Bay also got two goals from Ondrej Palat, and Louis Domingue made 29 saves. Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli had the other Lightning goals.
Nathan MacKinnon had a goal for the Avalanche, which is 10-2-2 over the past 14 games. Semyon Varlamov was pulled midway through the second period after allowing five goals on 23 shots.
Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen got his NHL-leading 48th point with an assist that extended his point streak to 11 games (14 assists, 19 points).
BRUINS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3: David Krejci had a goal and assist to move past Hall of Famer Cam Neely for 10th on the Bruins’ all-time scoring list, and host Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.
Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, David Backes, Ryan Donato, Torey Krug and Danton Heinen also scored for the Bruins.
Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen was pulled early in the third after giving up six goals on 28 shots. He entered with an 11-1 record and 2.08 goals against in his career against the Bruins.
SENATORS 2, PENGUINS 1 (OT): Ryan Dzingel scored on a power play at 1:20 of overtime to give Ottawa a victory over visiting Pittsburgh.
The Penguins were called for too many men on the ice, setting up the winning power play.
Ottawa was without scoring leader Matt Duchene, with the team saying he will be out weeks with a groin injury. The Senators also revealed that Bobby Ryan would be sidelined indefinitely because of a concussion.
FLYERS 6, SABRES 2: Claude Giroux had a goal and three assists to lead visiting Philadelphia over Buffalo.
James van Riemsdyk added a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who scored six straight goals after the Sabres took a 2-0 lead. Jack Eichel scored twice for the Sabres, who have lost five straight following a 10-game winning streak.
ISLANDERS 3, RED WINGS 2: In Detroit, Matt Martin scored a tiebreaking goal with 16:36 remaining in the third period, capping an impressive comeback for New York.
The Islanders trailed 2-0 after the first period but rallied with goals by Casey Cizikas, Ryan Pulock and Martin.
RANGERS 5, PANTHERS 4 (SO): Kevin Hayes had the gamedeciding goal in the third round of the shootout, giving New York a victory in Sunrise, Fla.
Hayes, who also had two assists, beat Florida goalie Roberto Luongo as the Rangers broke their three-game losing streak.
KINGS 5, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1: Derek Forbort had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 29 saves, and host Los Angeles defeated Vegas.
It was only the sixth time in 30 games that Los Angeles scored four or more goals, and it matched the team’s season high.
SHARKS 5, COYOTES 3: Lukas Radil’s first NHL goal broke a tie with 5:47 to play as San Jose beat host Arizona in Glendale.
Radil, in his sixth game of the season and of his career, scored on a backhand wraparound.
Anaheim extends GM Murray
The Anaheim Ducks extended General Manager Bob Murray’s contract for two seasons through 2021-22.
Murray is in his 11th season as executive vice president and GM. He joined Anaheim in 2005 as senior vice president of hockey operations. He has been a threetime finalist for NHL general manager of the year and won the award in 2013-14.