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TAMPA, Fla. • Tyler Johnson scored three goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Colorado Avalanche.

With the Lightning leading 3-2, Johnson doubled the advantage with 5:22 remaining and then completed his first career hat trick less than 2½ minutes later. The rookie center has 16 goals this season.

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Mark Barberio and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Lightning. Martin St. Louis extended his point streak to 10 games with an assist on Johnson’s second goal.

John Mitchell and Tyson Barrie scored in the second period for Colorado.

Sami Aittokallio made his first start this season and second of his career filling in for injured Colorado backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere (back). Semyon Varlamov, who made 34 saves in Friday’s 3-2 win at Florida, replaced Aittokallio, who gave up three goals on 18 shots, to start the third period.

JETS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4, OT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba • Dustin Byfuglien fired a low shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:44 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto’s Phil Kessel took a pass from James van Riemsdyk and fired a sharp-angled shot past Ondrej Pavelec with 1:33 left in the third period to tie the score.

Mark Scheifele, Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little also scored for the Jets, who outshot the Leafs 32-28 through overtime. Little also had an assist, and Andrew Ladd added two.


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Dion Phaneuf had a power-play goal for Toronto, Troy Bodie scored his second of the season and Tim Gleason had his first.

STARS 3, PENGUINS 0

DALLAS • Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves for his second shutout in three games to lead the Dallas Stars to past the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Sergei Gonchar, Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley had Dallas’ goals, and Lehtonen also had an assist for the second consecutive game. The Stars have won their last three games by a combined 14-1 margin.

Gonchar had a power-play goal, his second score this season, with just under 5 minutes remaining in the first period against his former team. Dallas has scored with a man advantage in seven consecutive games.

Alex Goligoski, another former Penguins player, had an assist when Benn scored to make it 2-0 at 3:14 of the second. Peverley closed the scoring a little more than 7 minutes later.

SHARKS 3, WILD 2, OT

SAN JOSE, Calif. • Joe Thornton scored his second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in overtime to lead San Jose to its sixth straight win.

Patrick Marleau also scored as the two longtime Sharks shined one day after signing three-year contract extensions. Antti Niemi made 20 saves and Joe Pavelski and Matt Irwin had two assists apiece.

Matt Cooke and Keith Ballard scored for the Wild, who built an early lead on the opener of a four-game road trip but still lost for the ninth time in their past 10 trips to San Jose. Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves as Minnesota lost for just the fourth time in 12 games this month.



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