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, Ontario (AP) Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are back atop the NHL.Kucherov had two assists to reach 80 points this season and Tampa Bay defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night.Tyler Johnson, Victor Hedman, Vladislav Namestnikov and Brayden Point scored for the Lightning (41-17-3), who leapfrogged expansion Vegas to regain the top spot in the overall standings with 85 points. Louis Domingue earned his third win by stopping 33 shots.Kucherov, the NHL’s leading scorer, has 32 goals and 48 assists in 61 games.Ryan Dzingel, Mark Borowiecki and Derick Brassard scored for the Senators (21-29-10) Womens Justin Abdelkader Jersey
, who are 0-2-1 in their last three games. Craig Anderson made 20 saves.The loss snapped the Senators’ five-game winning streak on home ice. And with Monday afternoon’s trade deadline quickly approaching, Ottawa players are finding it difficult to stay focused.”There’s definitely a little bit of anxiety in here,” Borowiecki said.”You’d be foolish to say that it’s not playing a bit of a role. I’ve been here four years now and this is the most rumors I’ve seen for a lot of guys, a lot of core guys in here, and you really do your best to cut it out, but we’re all humans. At some point it’s going to creep in a little bit.”Brassard made it a one-goal game by scoring on the power play with just more than two minutes remaining, but the Senators were unable to complete the comeback.Brassard is one of a handful of Ottawa players who has been mentioned in trade speculation and he said it’s hard to ignore the talk.”We have a couple of days before the deadline Luke Glendening Jersey
, but we have to play, we have to do our job and we have to play for each other and the rest will take care of itself,” Brassard said.”We all have phones and social media, and even on TV. It’s part of the business. I’ve been there before and there’s nothing you can do. You try to block it and try to play. We’re still trying to get better as a team and still trying to push. We just have to come here and basically play and whatever is going to happen Monday is going to happen and you just move on after.”Ottawa made it 4-2 midway through the third as Borowiecki, with his third of the season, had a wide-open net after catching Domingue out of position. The goal was initially waved off due to goaltender interference, but the Senators challenged and upon review it was ruled a good goal.The Lightning took a 3-1 lead three minutes into the second as Kucherov fed Namestnikov Martin Frk Jersey
, who was able to break in alone and beat Anderson.Ottawa had a number of chances to try and close the gap, but couldn’t beat Domingue.Tampa Bay made it 4-1 with less than a second left in the second period when Point was left all alone in front and scored his 24th of the season.The Lightning opened the scoring midway through the period as Johnson beat Anderson high from long range. Chris Kunitz got his 600th career point with an assist.Ottawa tied the game at the 14-minute mark as Dzingel showed off some sweet stick work and tucked a puck in behind Domingue for his 16th of the season.Less than two minutes later, the Lightning regained the lead as they hemmed the Senators in their own end and Hedman beat Anderson through the legs from in close.Bobby Ryan returned to the Senators’ lineup after missing 10 games with a hand injury.NOTES: LW Max McCormick and D Fredrik Claesson were healthy scratches for the Senators. … Tampa Bay D Andrej Sustr and C Cory Conacher were healthy scratches.UP NEXTLightning: Saturday night at Montreal.Senators: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.— NEW YORK — The New York Rangers are on a roll at home ice while the Dallas Stars are surging on the road.One of those hot streaks will take a momentary hiatus Monday night when the Stars visit the Rangers.The Rangers are on a five-game home winning streak since a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Oct. 21 and are 7-3-0 at Madison Square Garden. During their home winning streak, the Rangers are outscoring opponents by a 19-9 margin and it is the NHL’s longest win streak of the season.Article continues below ...Dallas is 4-4-1 on the road but 4-1-1 in its last six road games.New York extended its home win streak with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers when Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves and recorded his 438th career win. Lundqvist moved past Jacques Plante for seventh all-time on the wins list and is seven behind Terry Sawchuk.Chris Kreider scored a power-play goal and Vladimir Namestikov netted the game-winner late in the second period as the Rangers reached four goals for the eighth time in 10 games (including shootouts) and rebounded from an ugly 7-5 loss to the New York Islanders. “I think we’re growing up,” Rangers coach David Quinn said. “As we’ve talked about our late-game struggles here in the last few weeks, we’ve managed to manage the game well later in the game over the last few games we’ve had leads.” Besides their home success of late, the Rangers are 7-1-1 in their last nine games overall and 9-4-2 in their last 15.Kreider is a key reason for New York’s recent success. He leads New York with 11 goals and 18 points and seven are during the last nine games.Less than 24 hours after New York’s latest home win http://www.officialredwings.com/authentic-adidas-mike-green-jersey
, the Stars kept their good times rolling outside of Dallas with a 6-2 victory over the Islanders on Sunday afternoon.Esa Lindell scored twice in a four-goal second period and Alexander Radulov tallied twice and recorded a three-point night in his third game since returning from injured reserve for the Stars, who began a stretch of seven out of eight games on the road.“We’re in a tough stretch in the schedule,” Dallas center Jason Spezza said after getting his 900th career point. “When you have games like this, have contributions from up and down the lineup everybody feels a part of that and it’s a good springboard going into some tough games coming up.”Even of more importance for Dallas was a return to normal for its top line of Radulov, Jaime Benn, and Tyler Seguin. Seguin recorded a goal and two assists, Benn added three assists for his first three-point game of the season and the trio combined for nine points.“We’ve been waiting for them to get hot again since the fourth game of the year Nick Jensen Jersey
,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “And it’s a great time, with all those games.”The big day by the Stars occurred after Lundqvist rebounded from allowing five goals Thursday against the Islanders. Lundqvist originally was going to get Saturday off but instead wound up starting and improving to 5-1-1 in his last seven starts.“I didn’t want him to wait too long to get back in there, so we put him back in tonight and he did what he’s been doing all year long,” Quinn said.“He’s been an elite goalie for a long time and I think he’s going to be an elite goalie for a while to come.”The Rangers could be without Mats Zuccarello, who sat out Saturday for the fourth time this season with a groin injury. Without Zuccarello, Ryan Strome was inserted into the lineup on the right wing alongside Brett Howden and Jimmy Vesey after being obtained from Edmonton Friday.