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Lightning resume NHL action in fine style to beat Flyers

AP, TAMPA, Florida

Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 as the Eastern Conference’s top two teams clashed on Tuesday’s resumption of NHL play following the All-Star break.

Goaltender Dwayne Roloson made 38 saves for his fourth shutout this season — all of them coming since he joined Tampa Bay from the New York Islanders on New Year’s Day.

Teddy Purcell scored two early first-period goals, while Steven Stamkos notched his NHL-leading 39th goal of the season, and Steve Downie also scored for the Lightning, who have a six-game winning streak.

Canucks 4, Stars 1

In Dallas, Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Ehrhoff scored power-play goals, helping Vancouver down Dallas.

Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows also found the back of the net for the Canucks, who recorded their third straight victory and moved into sole possession of first place overall in the NHL.

It was the third time in 33 days that the Canucks dominated the Stars, winning all three games by a combined score of 15-3.

Canadiens 3, Capitals 2, SO

In Washington, Brian Gionta scored two second-period goals and then again in the shootout, powering Montreal past Washington.

Gionta shot high over Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who had sprawled out in the save attempt, on Montreal’s first shootout attempt. Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin both hit the post for the Capitals, who didn’t score in the shootout.

Mathieu Perreault had a goal and an assist and Mike Knuble also scored for the Capitals.

Bruins 3, Hurricanes 2

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron scored early in the third period as Boston held on against Carolina.

Daniel Paille also scored for Boston.

Jamie McBain and Joe Corvo scored for Carolina.

In other games it was:

‧ Sharks 5, Coyotes 3

‧ Flames 3, Predators 2, SO

‧ Penguins 4, Rangers 3, SO

‧ Islanders 4, Thrashers 1

‧ Maple Leafs 4, Panthers 3, SO

‧ Devils 2, Senators 1

‧ Wild 1, Kings 0, SO

‧ Blackhawks 7, Blue Jackets 4

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