TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist during Tampa Bay’s three-goal second period, Ben Bishop made 13 saves, and the Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 on Thursday night.

Nikita Kucherov, Brenden Morrow, Jason Garrison and Brett Connolly had the other Tampa Bay goals. The Eastern Conference-leading Lightning are 5-0-1 in the last six games, with lone loss in a 2-1 shootout at Buffalo on Tuesday.

Buffalo, which had won six of seven, went 221/2 minutes without a shot during one stretch before Rasmus Ristolainen got one with 3:41 left in the second.

ISLANDERS 2, SENATORS 1: Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves in his franchise-record 11th straight victory, and New York held on at Ottawa.

Halak, 13-4 in his first season with the Islanders, broke the record held by Hall of Fame goalie Billy Smith, set in 1982. He’s allowed only 14 goals in the streak.

Casey Cizikas and Brock Nelson scored for the Islanders.

CANUCKS 3, PENGUINS 0: Brad Richardson scored two goals and added an assist, and Eddie Lack posted his fifth NHL shutout to lift Vancouver to another road win.

The Canucks won their league-best 11th road game.

Shawn Matthias also scored, and Lack stopped 21 shots.

PREDATORS 4, BLUES 3: Mike Ribeiro scored the winning goal and had two assists, and host Nashville spoiled goalie Martin Brodeur’s debut with the Blues.

The 42-year-old Brodeur made 20 saves in his first start for a team other than the Devils. The Blues signed the four-time Vezina Trophy winner on Tuesday to help with Brian Elliott, sidelined by a knee injury.

CAPITALS 2, HURRICANES 1: Eric Fehr scored with 4:02 remaining, Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots and Washington won at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jay Beagle scored early for the Capitals while Alexander Semin scored his first goal of the season for the Hurricanes.

BLUE JACKETS 4, PANTHERS 3: Ryan Johansen scored the winning goal in a shootout and Sergei Bobrovsky made 52 saves to lift Columbus at Sunrise, Florida.

Nick Bjugstad had two goals and an assist for the Panthers.

DEVILS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3: Mike Cammalleri and Eric Gelinas scored power-play goals and New Jersey won in Toronto, ending the Maple Leafs’ five-game point streak.

Stephen Gionta, Steve Bernier and Adam Henrique had the other goals for New Jersey.

Mike Santorelli, Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel scored for the Maple Leafs.

RED WINGS 5, STARS 2: Kyle Quincey fired in a long slap shot for his first goal of the season, and Detroit won at home.

The drive beat goalie Jussi Rynnas 7:39 into the third period and gave Detroit a 4-2 lead.

Darren Helm scored twice for Detroit.


WILD: Defenseman Ryan Suter is the latest player on the team to come down with the mumps, bringing the total to five.

Suter’s streak of 153 straight games played ended Wednesday. He was held out of practice Thursday, and Coach Mike Yeo confirmed that Suter has been diagnosed with the virus.

Yeo, however, declined to rule out Suter for Friday’s game.