The late-season NHL playoff push in the Western Conference just intensified after a wave of deals before the league's Monday trade deadline.

The Winnipeg Jets completed six trades, most notably acquiring Kevin Hayes from the New York Rangers for forward Brendan Lemieux and a first-round pick.

The Nashville Predators acquired Mikael Granlund from the Wild and Wayne Simmonds from Philadelphia.

"You look at the top of the food chain in the West, each team added some players. It will be a challenge going forward," San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson said.

The day after Wilson acquired Gustav Nyquist from Detroit, Vegas acquired Mark Stone from Ottawa and then reached an agreement on a contract extension. The key piece in the deal for the Senators was 19-year-old defenseman Erik Brannstrom, the 15th overall pick in the 2017 draft.

In all, there were 20 trades on deadline day involving 32 players.

In the East, Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen continued a buying spree by acquiring Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid and New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid. Over the weekend, Columbus got forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from Ottawa.

Just as notable, the Blue Jackets didn't trade forward Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, two players eligible to become unrestricted free agents this summer.

In other deals, Pittsburgh acquired two defensemen β€” Chris Wideman from Florida and Erik Gudbranson from Vancouver β€” and Boston picked up forward Marcus Johansson from New Jersey for draft picks.

Monday's games

Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO): The host Lightning beat the Kings in a shootout for their ninth straight win, matching the longest streak in franchise history. Tampa Bay (48-11-4) became just the fourth team β€” and the first since the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens β€”to reach 100 points in 63 games or less. Nikita Kucherov got his 71st assist on Tampa Bay's first goal, giving him a league-leading and career-best 101 points. The Kings have lost eight straight.

Nashville 3, Edmonton 2 (SO): Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of a shootout as the host Predators won for the third time in four games to pass Winnipeg for first in the Central Division.

Florida 4, Colorado 3 (OT): The Avalanche picked up a point at home in an overtime loss to tie the Wild for the second wild-card spot in the West. Derick Brassard, traded earlier in the day from the Panthers to Colorado, scored in his Avalanche debut.

Toronto 5, Buffalo 3: In a win over the visiting Sabres, Auston Matthews became the first player in Maple Leafs history to score 30-plus goals in each of his first three seasons in the NHL.

Note: The Chicago Blackhawks activated goalie Corey Crawford.