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Tampa looks for 8th win in row vs. Blues

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won seven in a row to remain on the fast track toward becoming the third team to post 60 victories, let alone capturing the NHL record of 62 wins set by the Detroit Red Wings in 1995-96.

With seven contests remaining on their schedule, the Lightning (58-13-4) look continue their torrid stretch and avenge a shutout last month at the hands of the St. Louis Blues (39-27-8) when the clubs meet in the Gateway City on Saturday night.

Ryan Callahan scored the go-ahead goal midway into the third period of Tampa Bay's 6-3 win over Carolina on Thursday.


Knights look to stay hot against Wings

Marc-Andre Who?

The Vegas Golden Knights will take a four-game win streak into Saturday night's game with the Detroit Red Wings and are 10-1-0 in their last 11 games. And the last three wins have come with backup goaltender Malcolm Subban in net while starter Marc-Andre Fleury, who leads the league with eight shutouts and is second in wins with 35, nurses a lower-body injury.


Bailey scores 2 as Islanders beat Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Josh Bailey picked a perfect time to break out of his scoring slump.

Bailey scored twice 1:23 apart in the third period, stopping a 12-game drought, and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday.


Avs top Blackhawks, win fourth straight

DENVER (AP) Colin Wilson stepped up with his team banged up.

It was an opportune time for the Colorado Avalanche forward get back on track.


Devils win in SO, Coyotes' skid hits 4

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Despite being eliminated from post-season contention, the banged-up New Jersey Devils have hurt the playoff hopes of some wild-card contenders in recent weeks.

Late last month they surprised the Montreal Canadiens and Saturday they put a crimp in the Coyotes' chances with a 2-1 shootout win Saturday afternoon, sending Arizona to its fourth straight loss.


Tkachuk's 2nd in OT gets Sens by Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Ottawa coach Marc Crawford enjoys watching the type of game the Senators turned in Saturday.

Brady Tkachuk scored his second goal of the game 2:09 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat Edmonton 4-3 on Saturday and put a crimp in the Oilers' slim playoff hopes.


Bruins sign D Chara, 42, through 2019-20

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins have signed 42-year-old defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year, $2 million contract extension.

General manager Don Sweeney made the announcement Saturday, adding the deal through the 2019-20 season includes an additional $1.75 million in performance bonuses.


Ducks top Sharks on Silfverberg OT goal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jakob Silfverberg and the Anaheim Ducks long saw their playoff hopes evaporate, but that hasn't stopped them from trying to end the season with some momentum.

Silfverberg's goal 38 seconds into overtime propelled the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night for their seventh win in the last 11 games. He had a goal and two assists for his fifth multi-point game of the season, and second against the Sharks.


Wild edge Caps to move into playoff spot

WASHINGTON (AP) Jordan Greenway pumped his fist, and Luke Kunin held out his arms waiting for teammates to join him.

They celebrated like kids after performing like seasoned veterans.


Capitals D Kempny out indefinitely

WASHINGTON (AP) The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have lost top-four defenseman Michal Kempny to an injury.

Coach Todd Reirden said Friday that Kempny is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Kempny appeared to injure his left leg in an overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, when he needed helped getting to the locker room.

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