Sport Lightning win 9th straight, top Oilers 3-1

05:35  14 february  2020
05:35  14 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Vasilevskiy wins 9 th straight , Lightning top Panthers 8-5. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy won his ninth straight start and Steven Stamkos scored

Caleb Jones scored and Mike Smith made 34 saves, but it wasn't enough as the Oilers would go on to lose to the Lightning on the road, 3 - 1 .

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

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Tampa Bay wins eighth in row, goalie gets point in 19 th straight ; Kucherov leaves with injury. by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent. Zucker played left wing on the first line with Crosby at center. … Lightning center Steven Stamkos missed a second straight game with a lower-body

The Kings have lost eight straight , their longest skid since December 2007. Braden Point and Anthony Cirelli had first-period goals for the Lightning , who fell behind Kucherov got his 71st assist on Tampa Bay's first goal, giving him a league-leading and career-best 101 points. PREDATORS 3 , OILERS 2.

Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a row at home.


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Vasilevskiy improved to 18-0-2 in his past 20 starts. Pat Maroon and Cedric Paquette also scored for the Lightning, who won despite playing without top two scorers Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov.

Caleb Jones scored for Edmonton, which played its second consecutive game without Connor McDavid, who is out 2-to-3 weeks with a thigh injury. Mike Smith finished with 34 saves for the Oilers, who lost for the fourth time in regulation in the past 16 games.

Gourde, who ended a 35-game drought on Tuesday, scored the winner on a short-handed breakaway at 13:01 of the second period, beating Smith with a backhander over the shoulder.

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The Lightning won the faceoff and slid back to the blue line for Stamkos, whose shot was tipped in by Callahan. Two minutes later, Stamkos broke free before he cut in front NOTES: Tampa Bay has won 14 in a row when scoring three or more goals. The Lightning won their fourth straight road game.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) October has been a good month for Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Maroon opened up the scoring at 4:39 of the second period with his seventh goal of the season. After a shot from the right point by Luke Schenn deflected off Cameron Gaunce to behind the goal line, Maroon quickly found the loose puck and stuffed it between the near post and Smith’s left pad. The assist for Gaunce was his first NHL point since March 24, 2017, when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Edmonton pulled even at 9:36 when Jones cut down the slot and after his initial shot was blocked, picked up the rebound and fired a shot to the top corner for his third goal of the season.

Paquette scored into an empty net with 55.1 seconds left.

NOTES: Stamkos missed his third consecutive game with a lower-body injury, though he took part in the team’s morning skate. ... Vasilevskiy recorded his 7,000th career save in the first period. ... Tampa Bay C Tyler Johnson and Edmonton RW Kailer Yamamoto both hail from Spokane, Washington, where they train together in the summer. Thursday was the first time they’ve met in an NHL game.

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The Oilers said centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, hurt blocking a shot in Monday's 4-2 win at Florida, will miss six to Kucherov put the Lightning up 2- 1 with 3 :03 to go in the first on his 19th goal this season that extended his Oilers LW Lauri Korpikoski sat out his second straight game with a sore foot, the

Vasilevskiy wins 9 th straight start to tie franchise record for consecutive wins as Lightning top Panthers 8-5. The Panthers closed to 2-1 on Ekblad's goal at 10:31 of the first period. Stamkos' first goal gave the Lightning a 3 - 1 advantage on a power play when he one-timed a shot past Reimer with


Oilers: at Florida Panthers on Saturday.

Lightning: host Philadelphia on Saturday.


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