Mark Scheifele scored his 34th goal of the season, Mathieu Perreault had the winner and the host Winnipeg Jets beat Calgary 2-1 on Saturday night to end the Flames’ winning streak at three games.
“The 2-1 games, you know, this is playoff-type hockey,” Perreault said. “That’s what we want. We’re not looking to score five, six goals and make it like an open game. We like the 2-1 games where we defend hard and bury them when we get a chance.”
Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves, allowing only Mark Jankowski’s goal.
“We knew it was going to be a good game, and a tight one,” Jankowski said. “Not a lot of space out there, time or space for either team. I thought we played well, thought we played a full 60 (minutes). Had some chances in the third, hit some posts, their goalie made some saves.”
Mike Smith stopped 19 shots for the Flames.
Jankowski tied it with a short-handed goal at 7:16 of the second period. Perreault put the Jets in front at 10:18 on the same power play with Mikael Backlund serving a double-minor for high-sticking Bryan Little.
Lightning 6, Capitals 3: Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and Tampa Bay beat visiting Washington in the teams’ first meeting since last year’s Eastern Conference finals. Tampa Bay set team records for wins (55) and points (114) in a season, becoming the 12th team in league history to get at least 55 victories in a season.
Wild 5, Rangers 2: Ryan Donato scored two goals and Devan Dubnyk had 26 saves as host Minnesota beat New York to stay in the thick of the playoff race.
Blackhawks 2, Canadiens 0: In Montreal, Corey Crawford stopped all 48 shots he faced and surging Chicago won its fifth straight.
Blues 5, Penguins 1: Vince Dunn scored twice, Pat Maroon had a goal and an assist and visiting St. Louis beat Pittsburgh to end a three-game losing streak.
Panthers 4, Kings 3 : Jonathan Huberdeau scored with 1:56 remaining and Florida beat host Los Angeles for its fourth straight victory.
Red Wings 2, Islanders 1: Andreas Athanasiou scored twice and Jonathan Bernier stopped 41 shots in host Detroit’s victory over New York. Anders Lee scored for New York.
Hurricanes 4, Sabres 2: Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and Carolina beat visiting Buffalo. Jordan Staal of the Hurricanes scored a late goal for his 500th career point,
Bruins 2, Blue Jackets 1: Brad Marchand scored 3:30 into the overtime, lifting host Boston to a victory over Columbus. The win snapped Boston’s three-game losing streak.
Senators 6, Maple Leafs 2: Magnus Paajarvi scored twice to lead last-place Ottawa past visiting Toronto.
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