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Lightning defeat Maple Leafs, extend Atlantic Division lead

Vasilevskiy sets Tampa Bay record with 41st win of season

by Corey Long / Correspondent

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their lead in the Atlantic Division with a 4-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay (50-19-4), which rallied with three goals in the third period. The Lightning lead the Atlantic with 104 points, five more than the Boston Bruins, who have two games in hand.

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Blue Jackets top Rangers, climb to third in Metropolitan Division

Panarin gets hat trick to help Columbus win ninth straight

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Artemi Panarin scored three goals and had an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets moved into third place in the Metropolitan Division with their ninth straight win, 5-3 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

The Blue Jackets (41-28-5) are one point ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers, who lost 5-4 in a shootout at the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Columbus is tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins with 87 points, but the Penguins hold the tiebreaker, having played one fewer game.

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Capitals extend Metropolitan lead with win against Stars

Break tie in third period to push edge to four points

by Brian McNally / Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals extended their first-place lead in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars at Capital One Arena on Tuesday.

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Fleury injured in Golden Knights win against Canucks

Subban finishes game for Pacific Division leaders

by Danny Webster / Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- Malcolm Subban made 22 saves for the Vegas Golden Knights, taking over for Marc-Andre Fleury in a 4-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.

Fleury made seven saves in the first period but did not start the second because of an undisclosed injury. He was hit in the mask by a Brandon Sutter shot 10 minutes into the first.

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Ovechkin scores 602nd NHL goal

Passes Jari Kurri for 19th place on the League's all-time list @NHL

Alex Ovechkin continued his climb up the NHL goal ranks on Tuesday.

Ovechkin buried a one-timer after a face-off win on the power play at 13:41 of the second period. 

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Picking who's in, who's out for Stanley Cup Playoffs's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

Here is the March 21 edition of Dan Rosen's weekly mailbag, which will run every Wednesday throughout the 2017-18 NHL season. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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Panthers score seven against Senators, closer to wild card

Move one point from playoff position in Eastern Conference

by Callum Fraser / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- The Florida Panthers moved one point from an Eastern Conference wild card with a 7-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

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GM Meetings

NHL GMs want goaltender interference to be decided by Situation Room

Final say would shift from on-ice officials to Toronto

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- NHL general managers want to give the final authority on goaltender interference reviews initiated by the coach's challenge to the Situation Room in Toronto.

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Penguins have strong chance at three-peat, GM says

To Rutherford, Pittsburgh 'as good as any team' with playoffs approaching

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

There are less than three weeks remaining in the 2017-18 NHL regular season, and teams are fighting for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the annual general managers meetings taking place in Boca Raton, Florida, this week, is sitting down with some of the biggest names in the game. Today, Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford talks about the potential for a three-peat and their goaltending situation.

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Penguins fall to Islanders, lose ground in Metropolitan

Murray makes 36 saves in first start since Feb. 23; Barzal has goal, assist for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / Deputy Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins lost ground for first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 loss against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Tuesday.

Matt Murray made 36 saves for Pittsburgh in his first start since Feb. 23; he missed the previous nine games because of a concussion.

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Blackhawks eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Avalanche

First time missing postseason since 2007-08; Varlamov makes 44 saves for Colorado

by Charlie Roumeliotis / Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention with a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at United Center on Tuesday.

It's the first time Chicago has missed the postseason since 2007-08. Its nine-season playoff run was the second-longest streak behind the Pittsburgh Penguins (11).

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Sharks defeat Devils for fifth straight win, gain in Pacific

Get three goals from fourth line, three assists from Burns to pad lead for second place

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks strengthened their grip on second place in the Pacific Division with their season-high fifth straight win, 6-2 against the New Jersey Devils at SAP Center on Tuesday.

The Sharks (41-23-9) lead the Los Angeles Kings by four points and the Anaheim Ducks by five. They trail the Vegas Golden Knights by eight points for first place.

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