Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and the host Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents’ Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.
The Lightning, who have 116 points, will have home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Stamkos became the franchise leader in goals with his 384th. “I’m very honored and humbled to be a part of history like that,” said Stamkos, who reached the record in 737 games.
Victor Hedman added his 10th goal of the season and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots.
Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2: Bo Horvat scored 16 seconds into overtime, and visiting Vancouver stopped Chicago’s five-game win streak. Alexander Edler and Markus Granlund also scored for Vancouver, which was coming off a 3-2 shootout victory in Dallas on Sunday. Thatcher Demko made 29 saves in his third career win.
Jets 3, Kings 2: Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist, leading Winnipeg over host Los Angeles. Kevin Hayes and Tyler Myers also scored for the Jets, who have a three-point lead over Nashville atop the Central Division. Laurent Brossoit made 15 saves.
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