Power-play goals propel Hurricanes to 3-2 win over Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes’ Nino Niederreiter (21) has his shot go wide of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Martin Necas and Tony DeAngelo scored on Carolina’s slumping power play, and the Hurricanes stopped a four-game slide by topping the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Sebastian Aho also scored for Carolina, and Seth Jarvis had two assists. Frederik Andersen made 27 saves for just his second win this month.


Nick Paul scored in his first Tampa Bay game and Alex Killorn closed the gap with 59.3 seconds remaining. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 38 shots, but the Lightning lost for the fifth time in their last seven games.

The Hurricanes went six consecutive games without a power-play goal and then scored two within a seven-minute span in the second period. They accounted for the team’s first two goals.


WASHINGTON — Nathan Walker scored the go-ahead goal hours after being called up, helping St. Louis snap a three-game skid with a win over Washington.

Brandon Saad and Brayden Schenn each had a goal and an assist, and captain Ryan O’Reilly scored on the power play for St. Louis, which had lost seven of its past nine games. David Perron added an empty-netter to extend his goal-scoring streak to seven games, and Ville Husso made 19 saves for his 16th victory of the season.

The Capitals lost a second consecutive game in regulation to fall to 7-2-1 in March. Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist, Evgeny Kuznetsov scored and Vitek Vanecek allowed four goals on 37 shots.

A big concern for the Blues might be the status of defenseman Torey Krug, who left in the second period with an upper-body injury and did not return.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Carson Soucy had two goals and Daniel Sprong scored in his first game with Seattle in a win over Arizona.

Soucy scored the first and last goal in a five-goal second period and Morgan Geekie added one in the third as the expansion Kraken won their third game in the last four while beating Arizona for the first time in three meetings.

Nick Schmaltz and Nick Ritchie scored for the Coyotes, who have lost three in a row after winning six of seven in their best stretch of the season.

Phillipp Grubauer made 23 saves for the Kraken. Arizona goalie Karel Vejmelka stopped 35 shots.


PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel scored twice during a furious second-period surge, and Pittsburgh breezed past Columbus.

Radim Zohorna and Bryan Rust also scored during the second for Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin added a power-play goal in the third as the Penguins won their third straight. Tristan Jarry stopped 26 shots to improve to 7-1 in his last eight starts.

Gustav Nyquist gave the Blue Jackets an early lead with a power-play goal but Columbus simply couldn’t keep up. Joonas Korpisalo made 32 saves and fell to 1-5-1 all-time against the Penguins.


NEW YORK — Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves in his first shutout of the season, leading New York past Ottawa.

Scott Mayfield, Anders Lee and Zach Parise scored in the third period. Brock Nelson finished with three assists as the Islanders won for the sixth time in eight games.

Varlamov’s 35th career shutout included a key stop on Colin White in the final minute of the second period.


NEWARK, N.J. — Jack Hughes scored twice and New Jersey broke loose for five second-period goals — four in a six-minute span — to erase an early deficit and beat the Rangers.

Nico Daws made 31 saves for the Devils. Ryan Graves, P.K. Subban, Dawson Mercer, Tomas Tatar and Yegor Sharangovich also scored for New Jersey.

The Devils shelled New York netminder Igor Shesterkin for five goals on 13 shots in the middle period.. Alexandar Georgiev replaced the usually unflappable Rangers starter to begin the third. Shesterkin made 19 saves and Georgiev stopped five shots in the third.

Mika Zibanejad, Adam Fox, Ryan Strome and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers.


DETROIT — Jakub Vrana scored twice and Detroit won for the second time in nine games, defeating Philadelphia.

Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and two assists, and Oskar Sundqvist, acquired from St. Louis on Monday, contributed an empty-netter and an assist in his Detroit debut. Rookie Lucas Raymond supplied his 20th goal and Joe Veleno also scored. Dylan Larkin, Pius Suter and Filip Hronek each had two assists. Alex Nedeljkovic made 30 saves for Detroit, which was 1-6-1 in its previous eight games.

Joel Farabee, Oskar Lindblom and James van Riemsdyk scored for the Flyers. Carter Hart stopped 25 shots.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Connor Hellebuyck made 42 saves, and Winnipeg blanked Vegas.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Neal Pionk also scored, and Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor each had two assists.

It was Hellebuyck’s fourth shutout of the season and No. 28 for his career.

The injury-riddled Golden Knights extended their road skid to seven games and two shutouts in a row.

Playing in back-to-back games, Logan Thompson stopped 22 shots for Vegas. He was also in net for Monday night’s 3-0 loss at Minnesota.


DALLAS — Roope Hintz and Denis Gurianov scored 24 seconds apart late in the third period to rally Dallas, as Edmonton lost for the first time this season after scoring first.

Tyler Seguin added an empty-net goal at 19:41 for his 300th career score and Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski added goals for the Stars, who won consecutive games for the first time since a four-game streak Feb. 27-March 6. Jake Oettinger made 22 saves.

Kailer Yamamoto, Leon Draisaitl and Evander Kane scored for the Oilers, who are 21-1-0 when scoring first this season. The NHL record to begin a season is 22-0-0 by the 1944-45 Montreal Canadiens. Mikko Koskinen stopped 23 shots.


CALGARY, Alberta — Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov scored in a 28-second span in the third period, rallying San Jose over Calgary.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Timo Meier also scored for San Jose (28-27-8).

Johnny Gaudreau, Dillon Dube, and Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary (38-17-8), which lost at home in regulation for just the second time in 19 games (15-2-2). Matthew Tkachuk had a pair of assists.

It’s also the first time this season the Flames lost in regulation after heading into the third period with a lead (31-1-2).


LOS ANGELES — Adrian Kempe and Quinton Byfield each scored twice, and short-handed Los Angeles scored three times in the first 11 minutes to defeat Nashville.

Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist. Arthur Kaliyev also scored for the Kings, who won for the third time in five games despite missing seven players from their lineup. Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots.

Philip Tomasino scored for Nashville, which had won two straight and four of five. Roman Josi had the first assist to extend his point streak to 11 games. David Rittich made 29 saves.

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