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playing his 200th game with the Oilers

 von elaine95 , 01.11.2018 06:44

TAMPA Youth Mikko Koivu Jersey , Fla. (AP) With their latest run, the NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning have reached a new milestone: first in the league to 100 points.Nikita Kucherov scored the tying goal in the third period and converted in the fourth round of the shootout, and Tampa Bay beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday. The Lightning improved to 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, with six victories coming in overtime or in the shootout.”You have to give credit to the guys. They’ve found a way to get points and that’s what you have to do,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.Kucherov scored his 33rd of the season with 6:17 left in regulation, standing on top of the crease to convert a pass from Steven Stamkos to beat Antti Niemi and force overtime. It was the seventh time in the past eight games that the Lightning were tied at the end of regulation.The Canadiens – third-worst in the Eastern Conference with 62 points – gave the Lightning all they could handle, never trailing in the game. Montreal kept in check a Tampa Bay team that had scored three or more goals 14 times in its previous 15 games.”I don’t want to make it sound like I’m OK with losing because I’m not and we’re not,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said, ”but I appreciated the effort this afternoon. I thought our guys played hard and we really pushed.”Artturi Lehkonen put Montreal in front early with a power-play goal on a one-timer after the rebound of Charles Hudon’s shot was blocked and landed right in his path at 4:10 of the opening period. Tyler Johnson responded with his 20th of the season, also on the power play, at 13:43 to tie the game.Alex Galchenyuk put the Canadiens back in front at 3:00 of the second period after Ryan McDonagh, playing his first game with Tampa Bay since being acquired from the New York Rangers on Feb. 26, had his cross-ice pass intercepted by Hudon, which led to a 3-on-1 break the other way.But Montreal was unable to create more separation, failing to convert on a pair of third-period power-play chances.”You have to make sure to capitalize on those chances and get a two-goal lead,” former Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin said. ”Especially when you’re playing a team like that with so much offense and so much power. We just couldn’t get it done.”The Lightning found a spark when J.T. Miller, acquired from the Rangers at the trade deadline, was moved onto the line with Stamkos and Kucherov to start the third period. On the tying goal, Miller forced a turnover behind the net to get the puck to Stamkos.”If you told me a while ago I would have been playing on a line with those two, I would have laughed,” said Miller, who has two goals and six points in six games since the trade. ”It’s a heck of an opportunity. It makes my job easy playing with those guys. Fortunate to get one in the third there and come out with the win.”NOTES: The Lightning reached the 100-point mark for the fifth time in franchise history. … Montreal C Phillip Danault missed the first 10 minutes of the third period and played just two shifts total. .. Tampa Bay G Louis Domingue started his seventh game of the season with the Lightning, his first at home. … Tyler Johnson became the sixth player to reach 20 goals this season for Tampa Bay, which includes Vladislav Namestnikov, who was traded to the New York Rangers on Feb. 26. … Lightning D Ryan McDonagh appeared in his first game since Feb. 7, logging 19 minutes Ryan Suter Jersey , 15 seconds of ice time in his Tampa Bay debut.UP NEXTLightning: Host Ottawa on Tuesday.Canadiens: At Columbus on Monday.— WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Edmonton coach Todd McLennan made no apology for his bias toward Oilers star Connor McDavid.McLennan only had to watch McDavid score twice and add two assists as the Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 Tuesday night on Darnell Nurse’s goal 1:25 into overtime.“He’s our captain. He’s our leader,” McLellan said of McDavid. “He’s, in my opinion, the best player on earth right now and he decided that he was going to will his team to a win.”McDavid set an NHL record by scoring or assisting on his team’s first nine goals to start a season, breaking Adam Oates’ record of seven with Detroit in 1986-87. McDavid has four goals and five assists in four games.“You know what? It’s whatever. I’m not overly proud of it,” McDavid said about the record. “I don’t think it’s a stat we should be proud of, either.“It is what it is, but we found a way to get a goal there at the end so we don’t ever have to talk about it again.”Ty Rattie ignited the comeback when he scored 18 seconds into the third period. McDavid got his second power-play goal of the game at 2:28 to trim Winnipeg’s lead to 4-3.Jesse Puljujarvi tied it at 13:39 when a shot by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins hit the Finnish forward’s stick and went past goalie Connor Hellebuyck. Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl each had two assists.Jets forward Adam Lowry had two goals during a three-minute span in the first period. Mark Scheifele and defenseman Ben Chiarot also scored.“I just think we shot ourselves in the foot,” Lowry said. “We started to make plays at the blue line and fed into their transition game. We were on our heels in the third.“Credit to them, they didn’t quit. They have a dynamic top line and it showed tonight.”Nurse scored the winner unassisted when he got around Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers and beat Hellebuyck.“Going into the third we could have gone two different ways, and 18 seconds in his line makes a huge play,” Nurse said about McDavid.“When you have a leader like that, everyone feeds off that. For him to be able to set the tone every single game, it’s incredible.”Hellebuyck made 30 saves for the Jets (3-2-1).Cam Talbot, playing his 200th game with the Oilers (2-2-0), stopped 29 shots.Winnipeg opened a 3-1 lead in the first period.Lowry got his first goal when he wasn’t challenged in front and sent the puck past Talbot at 4:51. Lowry then got his own rebound and his shot went under a sprawling Talbot at 7:47 to make it 2-0.McDavid connected on the power play when he cut smoothly to the front of the net and flipped a backhand past Hellebuyck at 12:49.But only 22 seconds later, Chiarot restored his team’s two-goal lead on a point shot with Patrik Laine providing the screen in front.Continuing a power play to start the second, Scheifele fired in his goal off the rebound of Laine’s one-timer to make it 4-1 at 1:02.“Yeah, 4-1 should be game over,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “Our line went out, gave up one early on and gave them momentum. You’re fighting an uphill battle from there.”Winnipeg played without injured defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) for the second straight game.UP NEXTOilers: Play their home opener Thursday against Boston to begin a four-game homestand.Jets: Continue a six-game homestand, their longest of the season, Thursday against Vancouver.

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