SHARKS 5, LIGHTNING 4
Tampa, Fla. • Martin St. Louis tied a Tampa Bay Lightning record with four goals, but Joe Pavelski responded scored three of his own in the second period to help the San Jose Sharks rally for a 5-4 victory on Saturday.
Pavelski beat goalie Ben Bishop twice in a span of 21 seconds midway through the period, and then added the winner a minute before the intermission.
St. Louis scored three times in a span of 7:34 in the first period for his eighth NHL hat trick. The Lightning captain’s fourth goal early in the second tied the team mark set by Chris Kontos against Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Ed Belfour and the Chicago Blackhawks in Tampa Bay’s inaugural game on Oct. 7, 1992.
Matt Nieto and Patrick Marleau put San Jose ahead 2-1 with goals three minutes apart midway through the first period. St. Louis scored his first goal in between, then struck twice more against Antti Niemi before the intermission.
CANUCKS 3, FLAMES 2, SO
VANCOUVER, British Columbia • Chris Higgins scored in the fifth round of the shootout of a game marked by a nasty line brawl off the opening faceoff and Vancouver defeated Calgary.
Higgins beat Flames goalie Karri Ramo through the five-hole as Vancouver snapped a three-game losing streak.
All 10 skaters on the ice dropped their gloves 2 seconds into the first period, resulting in eight game misconducts and leaving both teams with short benches the rest of the game.
Ryan Kesler, with a goal and an assist, and Yannick Weber scored for the Canucks. Roberto Luongo stopped 31 shots in his return from an injury.
Mark Giordano and Matt Stajan scored in regulation for the Flames, who got 31 saves from Ramo.
Stajan scored his seventh of the season, and first in 17 games, by chipping a backhand up and over Luongo at 4:01 of the third period to give the Flames a 2-1 lead.
RANGERS 4, SENATORS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario • Derek Stepan broke a 13-game goal drought and added two assists in the New York Rangers’ win over Ottawa.
After falling behind 1-0 in the first period, the Rangers (26-21-3) got goals from Brad Richards, Rick Nash, Stepan and Mats Zuccarello, and won for the fifth time in six games.
Richards has nine points in his past eight games.
Cam Talbot gave Henrik Lundqvist a rest and made 27 saves for his 10th win of the season. Talbot improved to 6-0 in Saturday games.
Marc Methot scored the lone goal for the Senators (21-19-9), who received 26 saves from Craig Anderson. Ottawa had an eight-game point streak snapped (6-0-2) and fell to 1-3-2 at home in afternoon games.
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