Lightning's OT goal extends win streak
TAMPA, FLA. – Vladislav Namestnikov completed a hat trick in overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Friday night to extend a season-high four-game winning streak.
Valtteri Filppula and Anton Stralman also scored for Tampa Bay and Steven Stamkos had two assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves. Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin had two assists, giving him 23 assists and 42 points in 31 games against Tampa Bay.
Namestnikov scored the winner 2:11 into the extra period. Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves for the Penguins.
Pittsburgh rallied from two down for a one-goal lead on third-period goals by Trevor Daley (10:13) and Chris Kunitz (13:48) before Anton Stralman tied it 4-4 with 4:39 left.
•KANE DOES THE TRICK: Patrick Kane's first hat trick of the season gave him a league-high 28 goals and led the Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs in Toronto, Chicago's 10th consecutive victory.
•HORVAT STRIKES TWICE — AGAIN: Bo Horvat scored his second goal with 1:35 left in overtime, and the Canucks beat the host Hurricanes 3-2. Horvat also had two goals against Carolina in a 3-2 win nine days earlier and has scored four of his eight goals this season against the 'Canes.
•BRUINS SURGE LATE: Zdeno Chara floated in the go-ahead goal from the left point 29 seconds into the third period and the Bruins won 4-1 at Buffalo. Ryan Spooner scored an insurance goal with 9:07 left and added two assists, and Brett Connolly scored into an empty net with 1:09 remaining as Boston ended a 0-2-1 skid and improved to 2-4-1 in its past seven.
•BYE BYE, CAPTAIN: Arizona tough guy John Scott, voted by fans as an All-Star captain, was recalled from Springfield of the AHL and traded to Montreal for defenseman Jarred Tinordi in a three-team deal that also included Nashville.