Tampa Bay earned its first-ever Presidents’ Trophy, and Steven Stamkos set a franchise report for probably the most targets because the Lightning beat the visiting Arizona Coyotes Four-1 on Monday night time.
Mar 18, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning middle Anthony Cirelli (71) is congratulated after scoring a objective in opposition to the Arizona Coyotes throughout the 3rd length at Amalie Area. Obligatory Credit score: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports activities
Victor Hedman’s objective within the first minute of the 3rd length broke a 1-1 tie, and Tampa Bay’s top-ranked penalty-kill held Arizona scoreless with the person merit within the recreation’s closing 1:39. Anthony Cirelli, who additionally had an help, and Yanni Gourde every produced short-handed, empty-net targets within the ultimate minute.
Stamkos, 29, scored the sport’s moment objective of the primary length. His 384th profession tally broke the franchise report for targets prior to now held by means of Vincent Lecavalier, who used to be a member of the Lightning for 14 seasons. Stamkos is in his 11th season.
The Lightning, who advanced to 31-6-2 on house ice secured the No. 1 seed for the postseason. They changed into the second-fastest ever to notch the Presidents’ Trophy, doing it of their 73rd recreation. The 1995-96 Detroit Pink Wings did it in 71 video games.
Canucks three, Blackhawks 2 (OT)
Bo Horvat scored 16 seconds into time beyond regulation to raise Vancouver to a victory at Chicago. Horvat buried his 25th objective of the season with a shot from point-blank vary at the Canucks’ first likelihood of the additional consultation.
Alexander Edler and Markus Granlund additionally scored for Vancouver, which gained its moment recreation in as many nights. Thatcher Demko earned his 3rd profession victory by means of preventing 29 of 31 photographs.
Jonathan Toews and Erik Gustafsson scored for the Blackhawks, whose five-game successful streak got here to an finish. Patrick Kane tallied assists on each Blackhawks targets, giving him 101 issues (41 targets, 60 assists) at the season. Chicago’s Corey Crawford stopped 31 photographs.
Jets three, Kings 2
Kyle Connor had a objective and an help, and Winnipeg gained at Los Angeles to increase its lead within the Central Department.
Kevin Hayes and Tyler Myers additionally scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 15 saves for the Jets, who moved 3 issues in entrance of the Nashville Predators with 10 video games left.
Sean Walker and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, and Jack Campbell stopped 25 photographs.
Golden Knights 7, Sharks three
Jonathan Marchessault had two targets and two assists, and Reilly Smith had a objective and 3 assists to steer visiting Vegas previous San Jose. The Golden Knights gained for the 9th time in 10 video games.
William Karlsson added a objective and an help, and Mark Stone, Paul Stastny and Cody Eakin additionally scored targets for Vegas. Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban, enjoying in back-to-back video games for the primary time in his profession with Marc-Andre Fleury sidelined because of a lower-body harm, made 36 saves.
Logan Couture scored two targets and Joe Thornton additionally scored for San Jose, which remained one level brief of changing into the second one staff within the Western Convention to clinch a playoff berth.
—Box Stage Media