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Lightning regain NHL lead with SO win

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) scores against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi (37) during a shootout of NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) Brayden Point scored in regulation and added the shootout winner and the Tampa Bay Lightning regained the top spot in the NHL with a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan also scored in regulation to help the Lightning (42-17-3) win their third straight and move a point ahead of idle Vegas for the overall NHL lead.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves for his league-leading 36th victory of the season.


Rank Player Pts G A
1 N. Kucherov, TB823349
2 E. Malkin, Pit763640
3 C. Giroux, Phi742252
4 J. Gaudreau, Cgy732053
5 B. Wheeler, Wpg721854
6 C. McDavid, Edm712744
7 A. Ovechkin, Was703832
8 P. Kessel, Pit702644
9 S. Stamkos, TB702446
10 J. Voracek, Phi691356
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 C. Hutton, StL1.87
2 D. Kuemper, LA2.10
3 M. Fleury, VGK2.13
4 T. Rask, Bos2.21
5 C. Crawford, Chi2.27
6 K. Lehtonen, Dal2.30
7 P. Rinne, Nsh2.32
8 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg2.32
9 A. Khudobin, Bos2.33
10 A. Vasilevskiy, TB2.34
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