Ben Bishop earned a shutout in his debut with Tampa Bay and the Lightning routed the reeling Carolina Hurricanes, 5-0, Thursday night in Raleigh, N.C.
Bishop, acquired a day earlier from Ottawa in exchange for promising rookie Cory Conacher, stopped a career-high 45 shots.
Teddy Purcell, Tom Pyatt, and Keith Aulie scored during the Lightning’s three-goal second period.
Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists, NHL scoring leader Steven Stamkos had two assists, and Benoit Pouliot added a goal and an assist to help Tampa Bay earn points for the fourth straight game.
The Lightning moved into a tie with Carolina for third in the mediocre Southeast Division.
Blues 4, Blackhawks 3 — Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout and St. Louis came back for a win in Chicago.
Chris Stewart, Andy McDonald and Alexander Steen also connected in the shootout as the Blues bounced back from a 2-1 deficit after two periods.
Canadiens 4, Jets 1 — Michael Ryder scored two goals and set up another, and host Montreal handed Winnipeg its fifth straight loss.
Brian Gionta and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal (24-8-5), which has won four of five but was coming off a 5-3 loss in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Winnipeg outshot Montreal, 35-24.
Capitals 2, Islanders 1 — Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four games, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and was perfect in the shootout, and host Washington’s long, slow comeback toward a playoff spot took another big step with a victory over New York.
Holtby denied Frans Nielsen, Brad Boyes, and John Tavares in the shootout for the Capitals, who moved ahead of Winnipeg. Washington and Winnipeg have 38 points, but the Capitals own the top spot in the division on a tiebreaker.
Flyers 5, Maple Leafs 3 — Former Maple Leafs enforcer Jay Rosehill scored the winning goal, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves for surging Philadelphia, which beat visiting Toronto for its fourth straight victory.
Canucks 4, 4, Oilers 0 — Cory Schneider made 23 saves and Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist and host Vancouver moved past Minnesota for first in the Northwest Division and third in the Western Conference.
Kings 3, Wild 0 — Justin Williams and Jeff Carter scored 98 seconds apart on the first two shots of the game, Williams added a goal on host Los Angeles’s first shot of the second period, and the Kings beat Minnesota behind Jonathan Bernier’s first shutout of the season.
Blue Jackets 3, Predators 1 — Marian Gaborik scored the go-ahead goal at 4:16 of the third period and added an assist in his debut with Columbus, helping the Blue Jackets to a rare win at Nashville.
Coyotes 4, Red Wings 2 — Chris Conner scored in his Phoenix debut, Mikkel Boedker had a pair of assists, and the Coyotes held off visiting Detroit.