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Brayden Point’s hat trick powers Lightning’s win over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night.

Bill Mosienko holds the record, scoring three times in 21 seconds for Chicago against New York in 1952. Points 91-second burst was the second-fastest three goals since 1967-68.

Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby sat out after sustaining an upper-body injury Tuesday night at New Jersey. Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the injury is not a concussion.

Yanni Gourde also had a power-play goal, Nikita Kucherov added three assists, and backup goalie Louis Domingue made 28 saves to help the Lightning win for the fifth time in seven games. Starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is out indefinitely.

Patric Hornqvist scored twice for Pittsburgh, Phil Kessel also connected, Evgeni Malkin had two assists and Matt Murray stopped 22 shots. The Penguins have lost seven of eight following a four-game winning streak.

SENATORS 2, RED WINGS 1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson stopped two third-period penalty shots and Drake Batherson scored in his NHL debut to help Ottawa beat Detroit.

Anderson stopped 34 shots in his NHL-leading 17th appearance of the season, allowing only Michael Rasmussens goal. Cody Ceci also scored for the Senators.

Detroit had a chance to tie it midway through the third when Andreas Athanasiou was awarded a penalty shot after Ceci held him on a breakaway. Anderson read the play well and made a pad save.

Seven minutes later, Anderson came up big on another penalty shot after Rasmussen was pulled down by Chris Wideman. Anderson denied Rasmussens attempt to go through the leg pads.

ISLANDERS 7, RANGERS 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier had three goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders held off the Rangers 7-5 to keep up their recent mastery over their cross-town rival.

Leo Komarov had a goal and an assist, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck also scored and Thomas Greiss stopped 36 shots to help the Islanders beat the Rangers for the 12th time in 13 meetings.

Chris Kreider had two goals and Fredrik Claesson and Filip Chytil also scored for the Rangers.

WILD 6, CANUCKS 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists and Minnesota beat Vancouver.

Eric Staal had a goal and an assist, and Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter, Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker also scored in the Wilds highest-scoring game of the season. Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves.

Bo Horvat and Markus Granlund scored for Vancouver.

BLUE JACKETS 7, PANTHERS 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo stopped 38 shots and Columbus routed Florida.

Markus Hannikainen, Anthony Duclair, Josh Anderson, Pierre Luc-Dubois, Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner scored. Columbus is 4-0-2 in its last six.

Nick Bjugstad, Aaron Ekblad and Keith Yandle scored for Florida.

DEVILS 3, FLYERS 0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves for his third shutout of the season and seventh of his career, leading New Jersey past Philadelphia.

Kyle Palmieri, Joey Anderson and Blake Coleman scored. The Devils have won consecutive games for the first time since opening the season with four straight victories.

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Brayden Point’s hat trick powers Lightning’s win over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night.

Bill Mosienko holds the record, scoring three times in 21 seconds for Chicago against New York in 1952. Points 91-second burst was the second-fastest three goals since 1967-68.

Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby sat out after sustaining an upper-body injury Tuesday night at New Jersey. Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the injury is not a concussion.

Yanni Gourde also had a power-play goal, Nikita Kucherov added three assists, and backup goalie Louis Domingue made 28 saves to help the Lightning win for the fifth time in seven games. Starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is out indefinitely.

Patric Hornqvist scored twice for Pittsburgh, Phil Kessel also connected, Evgeni Malkin had two assists and Matt Murray stopped 22 shots. The Penguins have lost seven of eight following a four-game winning streak.

SENATORS 2, RED WINGS 1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson stopped two third-period penalty shots and Drake Batherson scored in his NHL debut to help Ottawa beat Detroit.

Anderson stopped 34 shots in his NHL-leading 17th appearance of the season, allowing only Michael Rasmussens goal. Cody Ceci also scored for the Senators.

Detroit had a chance to tie it midway through the third when Andreas Athanasiou was awarded a penalty shot after Ceci held him on a breakaway. Anderson read the play well and made a pad save.

Seven minutes later, Anderson came up big on another penalty shot after Rasmussen was pulled down by Chris Wideman. Anderson denied Rasmussens attempt to go through the leg pads.

ISLANDERS 7, RANGERS 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier had three goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders held off the Rangers 7-5 to keep up their recent mastery over their cross-town rival. Read More »

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