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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 +/-
1 W. Karlsson, VGK36
2 R. Smith, VGK31
3 J. Marchessault, VGK29
4 B. Marchand, Bos28
5t S. Couturier, Phi27
5t V. Hedman, TB27
7 P. Bergeron, Bos26
8t Z. Chara, Bos25
8t Y. Gourde, TB25
8t J. Manson, Anh25
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Rank Player W
1 A. Vasilevskiy, TB36
2t F. Andersen, Tor32
2t C. Hellebuyck, Wpg32
4 P. Rinne, Nsh31
5 B. Holtby, Was28
6 S. Bobrovsky, Cls26
7 D. Dubnyk, Min25
8t B. Bishop, Dal24
8t T. Rask, Bos24
10t H. Lundqvist, NYR23
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