Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, 91, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with Mikhail Sergachev, 98, and Victor Hedman, 77, in the second period Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C. Karl B DeBlaker/Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C.— Brayden Point had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves, including 12 in the third period, for his third shutout of the season.

Steven Stamkos added a goal and an assist as the Lightning wrapped up a four-game road stretch with a much-needed result to stay in good position to reach the playoffs. Alex Killorn scored an empty-net goal with 4:21 remaining.

Pyotr Kochetkov made 17 saves as the Hurricanes lost for the third time in four games (1-2-1). Carolina was blanked for the third time in a 10-game stretch.

Stamkos scored 5:58 into the second period. He hung out near the net and was on the receiving end of Mikhail Sergachev’s pass, sliding the puck under Kochetkov’s pads for his 31st goal this season.

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kocherov also was credited with an assist on the game’s first goal, giving him 75 this season. He added another on Point’s second goal.


FLYERS 3, CANADIENS 2: Morgan Frost scored his second goal of the game with 2:15 left in the third period and Philadelphia beat visiting Montreal for its fourth straight win.

RANGERS 6, BLUE JACKETS 2: Filip Chytil, Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrick Kane scored early and Igor Shesterkin made 28 saves as New York won at home.

Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad and Vincent Trocheck also had goals for the Rangers, who clinched a playoff berth on their day off Monday and then won for the seventh time in eight games. They are 9-1-1 in their last 11 and moved two points behind second-place New Jersey in the Metropolitan Division. They play the Devils on Thursday in Newark.

Shesterkin improved to 34-12-7 as the Rangers won for the sixth time in their last seven at home. They are 14-5-0 in their past 19 at Madison Square Garden. New York turned around its season with a 6-4 comeback victory at home over St. Louis on Dec. 5. Since that win, the Rangers are 33-10-5.

RED WINGS 7, PENGUINS 4: David Perron had a hat trick in the third period and Detroit overcame the ejection of Coach Derek Lalonde to beat visiting Pittsburgh.

Perron posted his ninth career three-goal game. He scored on a wrist shot early in the third, put Detroit ahead 5-4 on the power play with 3:40 left and added his 19th goal of the season 45 seconds later.

Lalonde was assessed a game misconduct during the second period. He profanely argued after unsuccessfully challenging Pittsburgh’s third goal on a claim of goalie interference.

Detroit squandered an early three-goal lead and won for just the fourth time in 16 games.

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