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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 G
1 A. Ovechkin, Was38
2 E. Malkin, Pit36
3t W. Karlsson, VGK33
3t N. Kucherov, TB33
5t P. Laine, Wpg31
5t T. Seguin, Dal31
7t A. Lee, NYI30
7t J. Tavares, NYI30
9t S. Couturier, Phi29
9t S. Monahan, Cgy29
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Save Percentage
Rank Player Sv%
1 C. Hutton, StL.938
2 D. Kuemper, LA.932
3 M. Fleury, VGK.930
4 C. Crawford, Chi.929
5 R. Miller, Anh.928
6 A. Vasilevskiy, TB.927
7 P. Rinne, Nsh.927
8 R. Luongo, Fla.926
9 J. Gibson, Anh.925
10 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg.924
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