York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) and teammate
Viktor Stalberg (25) react as Tampa Bay Lightning's
Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates with Tyler Johnson (9)
and Nikita Kucherov (86) after Brian Boyle scored a
goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in New York.
NEW YORK — Brian Boyle
scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning
to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday
night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.
Nikita Kucherov tied it in
the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor
Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the
Lightning. Ben Bishop stopped 35 shots.
On the winning goal, the
Lightning were on an odd-man rush and Hedman fired a shot
from the left side that was wide, but the rebound came off
the boards and right to Boyle in front at the right side of
the goal and he tapped it in for the win.
Josh Bailey, back after
missing the first two games of this series with an
upper-body injury, had two goals, and Nick Leddy and Cal
Clutterbuck also scored for the Islanders. Thomas Greiss
finished with 36 saves.
Game 4 of the best-of-seven
series is Friday night.
PREDATORS 4, SHARKS 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —
Shea Weber scored the go-ahead goal and had an assist and
the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks to pull
within 2-1 in their Western Conference second-round series.
James Neal and Filip Forsberg
each scored on the power-play, Colin Wilson had a goal, and
Pekka Rinne made 26 saves for Nashville.
Patrick Marleau scored for
the Sharks, who lost for the first time away from San Jose
this postseason and first since a loss at Arizona on March
STARS 6, BLUES 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander
Steen and David Backes had two goals apiece and the St.
Louis Blues' defense put the clamps on the Dallas Stars in a
victory that put them up 2-1 in the second-round series.
Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal
and two assists, Troy Brouwer had a goal and assist and
Brian Elliott was strong when he needed to be for the Blues
in their first lopsided triumph of the postseason. Their
other five wins were decided by one goal.
The Blues scored six
unanswered goals after Colton Sceviour gave Dallas the early
advantage, three coming in a breakaway second period.