Nikita Kucherov tied the Lightning’s single-season points record with a pair of assists to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Kucherov’s two points gave him 108 on the season to tie the single-season mark set by Vincent Lecavalier in the 2006-07 season when he finished with 52 goals and 58 assists.
The league-leading Lightning improved to 14-1-2 in the past 17 games.
Steven Stamkos scored his 34th goal of the season and 382nd of his career and is one shy of tying Lecavalier’s career franchise record.
Brayden Point, Adam Erne and Yanni Gourde also scored for Tampa Bay.
Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 30 saves for his 10th consecutive victory and improved to 11-0-2 in his past 13 starts.
Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba scored for Winnipeg, which fell to 2-3 in the past five games.
PENGUINS 3, PANTHERS 2, OT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored on a breakaway 2:44 into overtime to lift Pittsburgh past Florida.
Guentzel took a lead pass from Sidney Crosby and slipped a backhand by Roberto Luongo for his second goal of the night and 33rd this season. Pittsburgh picked up two vital points as it tries to create some breathing room in its pursuit of a playoff berth.
Crosby finished with a goal and two assists on the night he became the 48th player in NHL history to reach 1,200 points. Matt Murray had 32 saves for the Penguins.
Henrik Borgstrom and Vincent Trocheck scored for the Panthers but Florida dropped its fifth straight, four of them in overtime.
ISLANDERS 5, SENATORS 4, SO
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored in the shootout and New York gave coach Barry Trotz his 800th win.
Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, Devon Toews and Ross Johnston scored in regulation to help the Islanders recover after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period and snap a two-game skid. Robin Lehner stopped 21 shots before leaving with an injury late in the third period. Thomas Greiss came on, stopped both shots he faced through overtime and denied Thomas Chabot and Bobby Ryan in the shootout.
The Islanders pulled into a tie with Washington atop the Metropolitan Division.
Oscar Lindberg, Ryan, Zack Smith and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Senators, who went to their first shootout this season and lost for the ninth time in 11 games. Craig Anderson finished with 34 saves.
BLUE JACKETS 2, DEVILS 1, SO
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped both New Jersey attempts to give Columbus the win.
Atkinson also scored the Columbus goal in regulation. Bobrovsky had 29 saves as the Blue Jackets beat the Devils for the seventh straight time, including all four this season.
Travis Zajac scored for New Jersey in regulation and Cory Schneider had 17 saves as the Devils lost their fourth in a row.
BRUINS 4, HURRICANES 3, SO
BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci scored 1:46 into overtime, and Boston ended Carolina’s five-game winning streak.
Jake DeBrusk had a goal and an assist, setting up the game-winner after making a steal in the corner and sending a crossing pass to Krejci in the slot.
Chris Wanger and Patrice Bergeron also scored for the Bruins, who have earned at least a point in 17 straight games. Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots for Boston.
Sebastian Aho scored twice for Carolina. Justin Williams also scored for the Hurricanes, and Curtis McElhinney finished with 34 saves.