Stamkos has 2 points, Lightning top Canucks

Stamkos has 2 points, Lightning top Canucks

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella, center, yells to referee Paul Devorski during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 9-1. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat both had a goal and an assist to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Monday night.

Valtteri Filppula and Tom Pyatt also scored for the Lightning, who moved into a second-place tie with Montreal — with one game at hand — in the Atlantic Division after completing a 3-1-2 homestand. Ben Bishop extended his single-season team record with his 32nd win.

Vancouver, which started play 10th in the Western Conference, is 3-6-1 in its last 10 games. Alexandre Burrows scored two goals, and Jannik Hansen added a short-handed tally for the Canucks.

After Pyatt scored midway through the third period, the Canucks got within one on goals by Burrows at 11:44 and Hansen at 15:16.


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