Lightning strike again, Penguins hit six


The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak in the NHL to seven games with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

A pair of second-period goals from Tyler Johnson were crucial for the Lightning at the Air Canada Centre on Monday.

Andrei Vasilevskiy played a key role as he made 31 saves for a team sitting second in the Atlantic Division.

Nazem Kadri pulled a late goal back for the Maple Leafs, but they were unable to find another in the dying stages.

Patric Hornqvist netted a hat-trick in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-0 thrashing of the Arizona Coyotes.

The Swede's treble was complete by just past midway through the second period in the resounding win.

Brayden Schenn also scored three times as the Philadelphia Flyers claimed a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames.

Having a hand in each of his goals was Claude Giroux, who finished with four assists for the victors.

An overtime goal from Pavel Datsyuk saw the Detroit Red Wings edge past the Dallas Stars 3-2.

Eric Staal made his New York Rangers debut in a hard-fought 2-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, while the San Jose Sharks dismantled the Montreal Canadiens 6-2.