Brad Marchand got his fifth goal in just eight games this season, Connor Clifton and Pavel Zacha also scored and Tomas Nosek added an empty-net goal with 1:58 remaining as Boston won for the 11th time in its last 12 and improved to 14-2-0 on the season.
J.T. Miller got his second goal in two games and Sheldon Dries also scored for Vancouver, which lost its third straight. Thatcher Demko stopped 27 shots as Vancouver fell to 1-3 on a five-game road trip.
SHARKS 3, WILD 2, SO
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alexander Barabanov scored in the fifth round of the shootout and San Jose got consecutive wins for the first time this season.
Tied at 1 after four shooters apiece, Barbanov’s wrist shot from low in the left circle beat Filip Gustavsson between the pads. Nick Bonino also scored in the shootout, the first San Jose has won in four attempts this season.
RANGERS 4, COYOTES 1
LIGHTNING 6, CAPITALS 3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mikhail Sergachev had two goals and two assists during a four-goal first period, and Tampa Bay beat Washington.
Sergachev is the first NHL defenseman to have a four-point period since Toronto’s Morgan Rielly on Oct. 15, 2019, He tied the team record for points in a period.
Nikita Kucherov, Nick Perbix Cole Koepke and Nick Paul also scored for the Lightning, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 18 saves. Koepke’s goal in the third was his first in the NHL, coming in his 13th game. Steven Stamkos had his goal drought reach 10 straight games, but picked up two assists to reach 987 career points — moving past Dave Keon (986) into 98th place on the NHL list.
Conor Sheary, Lars Eller and Garnet Hathaway scored for Washington. Darcy Kuemper was pulled after allowing four goals on nine shots. Charlie Lindgren came and finished with 24 saves. Alex Ovechkin remained 13 goals away from tying Gordie Howe (801) for second all-time.
STARS 5, FLYERS 1
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