Tampa Bay earned its first-since forever Presidents’ Trophy, and Steven Stamkos set an establishment record for the most objectives as the Lightning beat the meeting Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Monday night.
Victor Hedman’s objective in the main moment of the third time frame broke a 1-1 tie, and Tampa Bay’s best positioned punishment kill held Arizona scoreless with the man advantage in the diversion’s last 1:39. Anthony Cirelli, who likewise had a help, and Yanni Gourde each created in need of help, void net objectives in the last moment.
Stamkos, 29, scored the amusement’s second objective of the principal time frame. His 384th vocation count broke the establishment record for objectives recently held by Vincent Lecavalier, who was an individual from the Lightning for 14 seasons. Stamkos is in his eleventh season.
The Lightning, who improved to 31-6-2 on home ice verified the No. 1 seed for the postseason. They turned into the second-quickest ever to score the Presidents’ Trophy, doing it in their 73rd diversion. The 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings did it in 71 diversions.
Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT)
Bo Horvat scored 16 seconds into additional time to lift Vancouver to a triumph at Chicago. Horvat covered his 25th objective of the period with a shot from point-clear range on the Canucks’ first possibility of the additional session.
Alexander Edler and Markus Granlund additionally scored for Vancouver, which won its second diversion in the same number of evenings. Thatcher Demko earned his third profession triumph by halting 29 of 31 shots.
Jonathan Toews and Erik Gustafsson scored for the Blackhawks, whose five-diversion series of wins reached an end. Patrick Kane counted helps on both Blackhawks objectives, giving him 101 (41 objectives, 60 helps) on the season. Chicago’s Corey Crawford halted 31 shots.
Planes 3, Kings 2
Kyle Connor had an objective and a help, and Winnipeg succeeded at Los Angeles to expand its lead in the Central Division.
Kevin Hayes and Tyler Myers likewise scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 15 puts something aside for the Jets, who moved three points before the Nashville Predators with 10 recreations left.
Sean Walker and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, and Jack Campbell ceased 25 shots.
Brilliant Knights 7, Sharks 3
Jonathan Marchessault had two objectives and two helps, and Reilly Smith had an objective and three helps to lead visiting Vegas past San Jose. The Golden Knights won for the ninth time in 10 amusements.
William Karlsson included an objective and a help, and Mark Stone, Paul Stastny and Cody Eakin additionally scored objectives for Vegas. Brilliant Knights goalie Malcolm Subban, playing in consecutive amusements without precedent for his vocation with Marc-Andre Fleury sidelined because of a lower-body damage, made 36 spares.
Logan Couture scored two objectives and Joe Thornton likewise scored for San Jose, which stayed one point shy of turning into the second group in the Western Conference to secure a playoff compartment.