TORONTO — Brayden Point scored two goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night.

Nikita Kucherov and Michael Bournival also scored for the Lightning, who prevented the Maple Leafs from clinching their first postseason berth in four years. There is only one spot remaining in the Eastern Conference after Ottawa clinched with a 2-1 shootout win at Boston.

Toronto needs two points over its final two games to beat out the Lightning and Islanders for the last spot.

ISLANDERS 3, HURRICANES 0: Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 shots in his second shutout of the season, and New York won at Carolina.

Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield scored early goals 3 minutes, 12 seconds apart, and Andrew Ladd added a power-play goal to help the Islanders win their fourth straight.

PENGUINS 7, DEVILS 4: Pittsburgh clinched home-ice advantage for its playoff series against Columbus with a win at Newark, New Jersey.

The Penguins got goals from seven players and two assists from Sidney Crosby in picking up their 50th win of the season.

JETS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4: Jacob Trouba scored twice and Eric Comrie had 35 saves in his NHL debut as visiting Winnipeg beat slumping Columbus.

Mark Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault and Bryan Little also scored for the Jets, who won their sixth straight game.

BLUES 6, PANTHERS 3: Jaden Schwartz had a goal and two assists to lead surging St. Louis at Sunrise, Florida.


DUCKS: Defenseman Cam Fowler will miss between two and six weeks after a knee-on-knee hit from Flames captain Mark Giordano. Fowler will miss at least the start of the playoffs.

BLUES: Forward Vladimir Sobotka returned to St. Louis to fulfill his one-year obligation to the club and signed a three-year $10.5 million contract extension, beginning next season.