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TAMPA Womens Ryan Getzlaf Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Although they trail Tampa Bay by 14 points in the standings, the Toronto Maple Leafs are having some head-to-head success against the top team in the NHL.Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Maple Leafs beat the Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night.“I think we embrace the challenge of playing against the best, and I think we’ve proved time and time again even though there’s tough parts to the season we compete with the best,” Kadri said. “I think that’s an important note to take out of this game.”Frederik Andersen stopped 36 shots and Zach Hyman added an empty-netter for the Maple Leafs, who had lost five of seven.“We showed we’re a pretty good hockey team when we work this hard,” Andersen said.Tampa Bay got goals from Brayden Point and Victor Hedman, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves. Nikita Kucherov http://www.officialducks.com/authentic-adidas-ryan-kesler-jersey , the NHL leader with 76 points, had an assist after two straight games without a point.“We had our chances, they had their chances,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “We had some good looks.”The Lightning have a 14-point lead in the Atlantic Division over Toronto. Tampa Bay’s nine-game home winning streak ended.The teams are currently lined up for a potential second-round playoff series.The Maple Leafs lost the first meeting between the teams 4-1 on Dec. 13 despite outshooting Tampa Bay 49-21 and hitting the post or crossbar four times during the opening 30 minutes.The final two games of the season series are March 11 and April 4 in Toronto.Toronto took a 3-2 lead with 5:11 left in the second when Andreas Johnsson made a nifty backhand pass from behind the net to John Tavares, who sent the puck through the crease to a wide-open Marner.Marner reached 60 points in 46 team games, tied for fourth-fastest in Maple Leafs history. Only Lorne Carr (39 games, 1943-44), Darryl Sittler (40, 1977-78) and Doug Gilmour (41 Ryan Miller Jersey , 1992-93) did it quicker.The center is also the first Maple Leafs player to begin his NHL career with three consecutive 60-point seasons.Tavares finished with two assists.Both goalies made strong saves during the third. Andersen went post-to-post to stop Kucherov’s shot, and Vasilevskiy reached back near the goal line to grab Auston Matthews‘ shot that went off his glove.Andersen faced 16 shots in the third.“Excellent, especially down the stretch,” Kadri said. “We needed him. He’s been the backbone of our team.”After Marleau ended a nine-game goal drought with his 11th of the season at 13:06 of the second, Hedman pulled Tampa Bay even at 2 just 37 seconds later.Marleau has 546 goals overall, 30th on the career list. He has 695 assists.Point opened the scoring 9:48 into the game on his 30th goal during a power play. The center became the first NHL player to have at least 30 goals and 30 assists this season.“They’re a team that’s kind of built like us,” Point said. “They do a good job of taking away time and space.”Toronto tied it 1-all two minutes later on Kadri’s goal.Lightning star Steven Stamkos finished minus-two but had 10 shots on goal, six shots blocked and missed the net on two.NOTES: Toronto reached 60 points in 46 games, which tied the team record (1934-35 Womens Alex Goligoski Jersey , 1950-51 and 1961-62) for fewest games needed. … Point has 13 power-play goals. … Kadri stopped a 10-game goal drought. … Stamkos got his 350th assist on Point’s goal. He has six assists over the last five games. … Tampa Bay C Tyler Johnson left with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Play at Florida on Friday night.Lightning: Host the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. MONTREAL (AP) — Calgary goalie David Rittich did everything he could to keep the Flames in contention with Montreal, but the Canadiens were just too much Tuesday night.Jeff Petry and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist, leading Montreal to a 3-2 win over the Flames, the Canadiens’ fourth win in five games.Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost once in eight games this season. Carey Price made 21 saves.After a 44-save performance against the New York Rangers in his last time out, Rittich made 37 saves in the losing effort. The Czech goalie was, by far, Calgary’s best player, keeping the score close while his teammates failed to generate enough offence.“He’s not God out there Christian Dvorak Jersey ,” Matthew Tkachuk said of his goalie. “He can’t stop everything. At one point, they’re just going to go in. They keep getting these chances. Eventually it’s going to go in.“It was a bad effort after we got away with one in New York because of our goalie. And maybe tonight we can return him the favor and play well and bail him out, but the opposite again.”Michael Frolik and Elias Lindholm scored for the Flames.The Flames jumped to a 1-0 lead at 16:46 of the first period when Tkachuk’s shot bounced off Frolik’s skate and past Price.Rittich was outstanding at the start and did what he could to preserve Calgary’s lead. At one point, the 26-year-old goaltender made four saves on four Canadiens players in a two-second span in the second period.“Right from the start you could see how sharp he was again,” Flames captain Mark Giordano said. “Tough not to get points tonight when your goalie’s that good and holding you in it for as long as he did.“You can’t keep chasing games. It’s not a good thing to do in this league. Eventually it’s going to come back to bite you. We chased the game all night.”But Montreal was relentless in the second period. Aided by four consecutive Calgary penalties, the Canadiens scored three goals in a 3:21 span.With TJ Brodie in the box for interference, Petry fired a one-timer from the faceoff dot that beat Rittich at 15:50. The point was Petry’s 100th in a Canadiens uniform.Again with a man advantage, the Canadiens made it 2-1 when Gallagher redirected Petry’s sharp pass past Rittich at 17:29.With 49 seconds left in the second, Drouin scored with a shot between Rittich’s arm and the post http://www.officialcoyotes.com/authentic-adidas-clayton-keller-jersey , and extended his points streak to five games.Montreal outshot Calgary 22-8 in the second period.“We were getting chances and it was just about burying them and putting them in the back of the net,” said Drouin. “It’s easier to keep going when you have your chances.”Lindholm got one back for the Flames at 11:10 of the third, finishing off a give-and-go with Mikael Backlund for his team-leading sixth goal of the year.Price tied Patrick Roy for second place in team history for most wins by a goaltender with 289.“Pretty cool experience,” said Price of tying Roy. “It was a great night. Overall everybody played well. Great effort from everybody.”NOTES: Former Toronto Maple Leafs Tie Domi and Mats Sundin were in attendance at Bell Centre. . Jordie Benn played his 400th career game, while Brodie skated in his 500th NHL game. . Johnny Gaudreau saw his four-game point streak snapped. … Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete was back in the lineup, which meant Karl Alzner was a healthy scratch for the sixth time this season.UP NEXTFlames: Home against Pittsburgh on Thursday.Canadiens: At Buffalo on Thursday.

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