NHL Capsules

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored a goal in his fourth consecutive game, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fourth straight by beating the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay also got a goal from Cedric Paquette on a short-handed penalty shot. The Lightning, second in the Atlantic Division, are three points behind first-place Florida.


Jordan Martinook had a goal and Louis Domingue stopped 34 shots for the Coyotes, who were coming off a 3-2 loss Monday night at Washington. Arizona, 10th in the Western Conference, is six points back in the race for the second wild card.



NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lee Stempniak scored late in the second period to snap a tie and New Jersey ended a three-game losing streak with a win over short-handed New York.

Kyle Palmieri, Sergey Kalinin, Adam Larsson and Tyler Kennedy also scored, and rookie Joseph Blandisi assisted on the tying and go-ahead goals in the second period. Cory Schneider made 17 saves as New Jersey beat the Rangers for the third time in four games this season.

Kevin Hayes and Dominic Moore scored for the Rangers, who lost for only the third time in 10 games (7-2-1). Henrik Lundqvist was outstanding in making 31 saves.

The Rangers played without defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal and forward Rick Nash. They also played the third period without J.T. Miller, who received a match penalty late in the second for fighting against Kalinin with his hand taped.



DETROIT (AP) — Riley Sheahan scored in a shootout and had the tying goal in the second period, helping Detroit beat Columbus to snap a four-game losing streak.

Andreas Athanasiou sealed the victory by scoring in the shootout after Petr Mrazek stopped two shots in the tiebreaker.

Columbus' Boone Jenner broke a scoreless tie late in the first period. Sheahan tied it with Detroit's first short-handed goal this season.

Mrazek made 28 saves for the Red Wings. Curtis McElhinney stopped 27 shots for the Blue Jackets.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Staal put Carolina ahead and Eric Staal added an insurance score late to lift the Hurricanes over Philadelphia.

Cam Ward made 36 saves for Carolina. Jordan Staal got his 16th goal and Eric Staal his 10th to end a 16-game scoreless streak.


Philadelphia had won the three previous meetings with Carolina this season in overtime.

Joakim Nordstrom had the other goal for Carolina and has 10 points in his last 12 games.

Scott Laughton scored for the Flyers, and goalie Michal Neuvirth stopped 15 shots.