TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman were too much for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Stamkos and Hedman combined for four goals and five assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-6 shootout victory against the Flyers.

Stamkos scored twice and added three assists to set a career high with five points while Hedman had two goals and tied a career high with four points.

League-leading scorer Nikita Kucherov returned from a two-game absence and had three assists.

“When these guys are rolling you just have to keep putting them out there,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “You want them to keep going with that feeling they are having and it paid off for us tonight.”

Brayden Point added a shootout goal and the league-leading Lightning improved to 6-0-1 in the past seven games. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 37 saves for his league-leading 38th victory.


Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which suffered consecutive losses for the first time since a four-game losing streak from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3.

LIGHTNING 7, FLYERS 6: Steven Stamkos had two goals and three assists for a career-high five points, and added a shootout goal as Tampa Bay won at Tampa, Florida.

Brayden Point had the shootout-deciding goal for Tampa Bay, which improved to 6-0-1 in its past seven games.

STARS 3, BLUES 2: Jamie Benn scored 3:04 into overtime as Dallas rallied at home.

Benn’s winner from the high slot came after Alexander Radulov pulled Dallas even with 2:56 remaining in regulation, chipping in a pass from Tyler Seguin after a shot from Benn went over the net and caromed off the end boards.

BLACKHAWKS 5, KINGS 3: Jonathan Toews broke a tie on a power play with 1:58 left and Chicago won at Los Angeles to snap a seven-game road losing streak.

Chicago tied it with 5:36 to go when Derek Forbort of Los Angeles failed to clear the puck in front of the net, instead sending it right to Vinnie Hinostroza for a shot past goalie past Jonathan Quick.

PENGUINS 3, ISLANDERS 2: Sidney Crosby finished off a two-on-one by burying a shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime to give Pittsburgh a win at home.

Derick Brassard’s first goal with Pittsburgh tied it with less than nine minutes to go in regulation. The Penguins killed off a penalty early in overtime.

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