TAMPA, Fla. — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 22 saves in relief of Ben Bishop as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Tuesday night in a game where both starting goalies, both former UMaine players, left due to injuries.

Bishop was hurt 12 minutes into the first period, going down after kicking out his right leg to make a pad save on Nick Jensen’s shot. The Lightning said Bishop, who skated gingerly to the bench, has a lower-body injury.

Detroit’s Jimmy Howard departed with 12:41 remaining in the second. He was unable to put weight on his right leg following a goalmouth scramble involving Jensen and Tampa Bay’s Erik Condra.

Brian Boyle, Jonathan Drouin, Brayden Point and Vladislav Namestnikov scored for the Lightning, who are 3-7-2 over their last 12 games.

PREDATORS 5, DEVILS 1: James Neal scored twice in the first period, Juuse Saros stopped 27 shots and Nashville won in New Jersey.

PENGUINS 7, RANGERS 2: Sidney Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 22nd goal, Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two assists and Pittsburgh toppled visiting New York to move into a tie with the Rangers atop the Metropolitan Division.

Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel, Justin Schultz, Patric Hornqvist and Nick Bonino also scored for the Penguins, who are 8-0-2 in December. Matt Murray made 26 saves.

BLUE JACKETS 3, KINGS 2: Cam Atkinson had two goals and scored in the shootout, helping host Columbus to its franchise-record 10th straight victory.

PANTHERS 4, SABRES 3: Jaromir Jagr had three assists to pull into a tie for second place on the NHL’s career points list, Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck scored in the shootout, and Florida won at home.

Jagr pulled even with Mark Messier with 1,887 points, trailing only Wayne Gretzky (2,857).

WILD 2, AVALANCHE 0: Devan Dubnyk made 18 saves for his NHL-leading fifth shutout this season and host Minnesota won its eighth straight.

NOTES

SABRES: Buffalo is sending top prospect Alexander Nylander to play for Sweden in the world junior hockey championships next week.


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