Lightning and Senators extend streaks, Islanders stop Wild
The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak thanks to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in the NHL on Tuesday.
Cedric Paquette was the hero for the Lightning, with his penalty shot 4.7 seconds from the end in the second period helping the Lightning to a fourth-consecutive win.
With the Lightning already leading 1-0 via Steven Stamkos' first-period opener, Paquette fired the puck beyond Coyotes goaltender Louis Domingue.
Jordan Martinook pulled a goal back for the Coyotes in the third period but it could not prevent a third successive defeat for the Arizona franchise.
The Ottawa Senators also extended their winning streak to four games following a 4-1 rout of the Edmonton Oilers.
Zack Smith and Mark Stone starred for the in-form Senators, tallying a goal and an assist apiece to see off the lowly Oilers, who crashed to a fifth-consecutive loss.
Craig Anderson made 31 saves for the Senators.
The Minnesota Wild were unable to preserve their undefeated run, beaten 4-1 by the New York Islanders.
Minnesota were in the midst of a four-game winning streak before they came unstuck against the Islanders, thanks in part to two goals from Frans Nielsen.
The Nashville Predators edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 thanks to a superb performance from Filip Forsberg.
Forsberg had a hat-trick on the road, taking his season tally to a team-high 23 goals as the Predators won for the third time in four outings.
Also on Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings prevailed 2-1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shoot-out.
The New York Rangers accounted for the New Jersey Devils 5-2, the Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3, the Carolina Hurricanes trumped the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1.