Teemu Selanne moved closer to breaking the NHL record for most points by a rookie, scoring his 60th and 61st goals to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at Winnipeg.
Selanne, who has already broken Mike Bossy's rookie record of 53 goals, increased his points total to 104, five short of Peter Stastny's mark of 109.
Selanne, who failed to score in 10 shots on Teemu Selanne Night at the Winnipeg Arena, connected on his first two scoring chances against the Lightning, putting the Jets ahead 2-0 at the 12:32 mark.
"Some days you try too hard and nothing goes in and other times you get lucky and everything goes in," said Selanne.
The victory moved the Jets into third place in the Smythe Division, one point ahead of the idle Kings, who had two games postponed over the weekend due to the severe weather.
Lightning goaltender Pat Jablonski kept the game close in the first, stopping three Jets at the crease in the first six minutes, before Selanne beat him from in front of the net for both his goals.
Three games, including the Kings at Buffalo, were postponed because of the Eastern storm. Also postponed Sunday were the Philadelphia Flyers at the Hartford Whalers and the Washington Capitals at the New York Islanders.
Jeremy Roenick had two goals for the Blackhawks, his 38th and 39th of the season, while Brian Noonan and former Oiler Joe Murphy had the other Chicago scores.
Louie DeBrusk had two goals for the Oilers, who now find themselves 11 points behind the Kings for the final playoff spot in the Smythe Division.
Pittsburgh 3, New York Islanders 2--Ron Francis' goal with 5:58 left in the third period sparked the Penguins to a comeback victory over the Islanders at Uniondale, N.Y.
The fifth-place Islanders remain two points behind New Jersey and three behind Washington and the New York Rangers for a playoff spot.
Calgary 3, Vancouver 2--Joe Nieuwendyk scored twice, including the game-winner early in the third period, as the Flames beat the Canucks at Calgary to move within three points of the Smythe Division leaders.
Joel Otto got the other Calgary goal as the Flames won their third consecutive game.
St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1--Curtis Joseph made 21 of his 40 saves in the third period at Bloomington, Minn., to preserve the Blues' victory, moving St. Louis within one point of the North Stars for the final playoff spot in the Norris Division.
The Blues have gained nine points in the standings on Minnesota since Feb. 11, thanks mainly to a 5-0-0 record against divisional rivals in that span. In the same period, the North Stars have gone 0-8-0 in divisional games.
Detroit, undefeated in their last five games, took over second place in the Norris Division, two points ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs, while remaining three behind the front-running Chicago Blackhawks.