- Associated Press - Thursday, November 16, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves to beat mentor Ben Bishop, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night.

Vasilevskiy was Bishop’s backup in Tampa Bay for parts of three seasons until Bishop was dealt to Los Angeles last February. Bishop holds the Lightning career wins record with 131, while Vasilevskiy has gone 26-5-3 since taking over the starting role. It was Bishop’s first game against Tampa Bay since the trade.

Stamkos has 10 goals and an NHL-best 35 points after missing most of last season with a lateral meniscus tear. Mikhail Sergachev, Brayden Point, Jake Dotchin and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning, who have the NHL’s best record at 15-2-2.

Radek Faksa scored for Dallas, and Bishop stopped 22 shots.


MONTREAL (AP) - Derek Stepan and Christian Fischer scored power-play goals in the third period and Arizona rallied to beat Montreal for its first regulation victory of the season.

Brad Richardson, Christian Dvorak and Tobias Rieder also scored for the Coyotes, and Antti Raanta made 33 saves. Arizona snapped a five-game losing streak to improve to 3-15-3.

Brendan Gallagher, Paul Byron, Joe Morrow and Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 27 shots.


TORONTO (AP) - William Nylander scored with 2.2 seconds left in overtime and Frederik Andersen made 42 saves in Toronto’s victory over New Jersey.

The Maple Leafs have won five straight to improve to 13-7-0.

Corey Schneider stopped 24 shots for New Jersey. The Devils dropped to 11-4-3.

Toronto star center Auston Matthews was on the ice for the optional morning skate, but sat out his fourth straight game with an upper-body injury.


NEW YORK (AP) - Johnny Boychuk scored the tiebreaking goal on a slap shot with 4:25 remaining and New York rallied to beat Carolina.

Mathew Barzal had a goal and two assists, and Nick Leddy, Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck each had a goal and an assist to help the Islanders remain one of two NHL teams without a regulation loss at home this season at 6-0-2. Jordan Eberle added an empty-netter, and Thomas Greiss finished with 28 saves.

Sebastian Aho, Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanafin and Derek Ryan scored for Carolina.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel each scored in the second period and Pittsburgh held on to beat Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Riley Sheahan added an empty-net goal, and Matt Murray made 21 saves.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored in the third period for Ottawa.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Vegas beat Vancouver.

Haula, David Perron, Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, and Reilly Smith added an empty-netter. Vegas improved to 11-6-1 in its debut season. Maxime Lagace had 19 saves.

Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat scored for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom made 25 stops.

The teams were sent to the locker rooms with under a minute left in the second period when a fan seated in one of the corners was hit in the head by an errant puck. One of the officials on the ice threw towels to nearby spectators to help with the bleeding, and the fan was eventually taken away on a stretcher.

There was no immediate update from the Canucks on the fan’s status.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Bryan Little scored the deciding goal in a shootout and Winnipeg rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Philadelphia .

Mark Scheifele tied it 2-all when he scored with 49 seconds left in the third period with Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck pulled for an extra attacker.

Mathieu Perreault, back on the ice after missing 12 games with a lower-body injury, also scored for Winnipeg. Jakub Voracek and Sean Couturier had first-period goals for the Flyers.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Boston made it stand to snap a four-game losing streak.

Charlie McAvoy also scored for the Bruins, who won on the road for only the second time this season. Drew Doughty had the goal for Los Angeles, which has dropped four straight after opening 11-2-2.

Boston backup goalie Anton Khudobin started and stopped 27 shots, improving to 4-0-2. Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for the Kings.


DENVER (AP) - Gabriel Landeskog scored three goals - one on a penalty shot - for his first career hat trick, Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and four assists and Colorado beat Washington.

Mikko Rantanen added a goal and three assists, Colin Wilson also scored and Semyon Varlamov had 28 saves for the Avalanche. Brett Connolly and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Capitals.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jason Zucker scored with 2:55 left and Minnesota scored four goals in less than six minutes in the third period to beat Nashville.

Jared Spurgeon, Eric Staal, Ryan Suter, Matt Dumba and Nino Niederreiter also scored. Minnesota has won four in a row. Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm and Viktor Arvidsson scored for Nashville.


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 35 saves for his 74th career shutout and Florida blanked San Jose on goals by Colton Sceviour and Nick Bjugstad.

Martin Jones was nearly as good for the Sharks. He stopped 26 shots, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Panthers from winning for the seventh time in their last eight trips to San Jose.


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Brayden Schenn had two goals and an assist to help St. Louis beat Edmonton.

Vladimir Sobotka and Alexander Steen also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen made 29 saves. St. Louis improved to 14-5-1. Ryan Strome scored for the Oilers.


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