TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season, NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 Monday night to snap a four-game skid.
Anthony Cirelli had two goals and Luke Glendening also scored for the Lightning, who were coming off an 8-1 loss at Dallas on Saturday in which Vasilevskiy allowed six goals on 25 shots before being pulled after two periods.
Jake Oettinger stopped 19 shots as the Stars dropped to 8-2-2 on the road.
Vasilevskiy made a terrific post-to-post save on Tyler Seguin's left circle shot with 11.8 seconds left in the second en route to his 33rd career shutout, including six against Dallas. He is 2-3-0 in five games since returning from back surgery.
Kucherov extended his point streak to 10 games when he opened the scoring from the low slot 7:47 into the game. The right wing has eight double-digit point streaks, which is the fourth-most among active players behind Connor McDavis (12), Sidney Crosby (11) and Leon Draisaitl (nine).
Glendening and Cirelli scored in the third period.
Dallas center Joe Pavelski had his nine-game point streak end. Pavelski came up one game short of matching his career high set in 2010-11. The 39-year old was bidding to become the second player to go 12 or more years between 10-game point streaks, joining Dave Keon who had double-digit runs in 1964-65 and 1979-80.
Stars: Play Wednesday night at Florida.
Lightning: Host Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
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Mark Didtler, The Associated Press