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Tuesday’s NHL roundup: Tampa Bay tops Florida in OT, 5-4

Yanni Gourde scored twice and finished with three points for the Lightning, who reached overtime for the sixth consecutive game. J.T. Miller added his 15th of the season, his second with the Lightning.

Nick Bjugstad recorded his first career hat trick and Aleksander Barkov finished with three assists for the Panthers.

Florida erased a two-goal deficit to start the third on goals from Bjugstad, which came on the opening shift of the period,Authentic Martin Jones jersey, and a power-play goal by Vincent Trocheck at 5:25.

Taylor Hall extended his point-scoring streak to 19 games, Travis Zajac scored two power-play goals and host New Jersey snapped a three-game skid.

Hall’s consecutive-points streak is the longest in the NHL this season. Hall,Authentic Brent Burns jersey, who had two assists, has recorded points in his last 26 appearances dating to Jan. 2. He missed three games before the All-Star break with a thumb injury during that span.

Stefan Noesen, Blake Coleman,Authentic Alex Pietrangelo jersey, Patrick Maroon and Brian Boyle also scored for the Devils. Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves.

Jacob de la Rose scored twice for the Canadiens, who had picked up at least one point in their previous seven games (3-0-4). Brendan Gallagher and Byron Froese had the other goals.

The Devils dominated the opening period,Authentic Vladimir Tarasenko jersey, taking a 4-0 lead while outshooting the Canadiens 17-5.

Noesen got the Devils rolling, deflecting Will Butcher’s point shot past Charlie Lindgren. New Jersey then broke it open with three goals in a span of 3:15 late in the period.

JETS 3, RANGERS 0: Patrik Laine got his fourth hat trick and set a career high with his 38th goal,Authentic Jake Allen jersey, lifting Winnipeg to a win at New York.

Laine has at least a point in nine straight games and has scored multiple goals in four of his past five contests.

Steve Mason made 31 saves as the Jets extended their winning streak to three.

Henrik Lundqvist made his 798th career appearance and stopped 31 shots as the Rangers lost for the first time in four games. Lundqvist made 50 saves in each of his previous two games.

Joonas Korpisalo stopped 37 shots, Artemi Panarin and Pierre Luc-Dubois each had a goal and two assists,Authentic Carter Hutton jersey, and Columbus beat visiting Vegas.

Zach Werenski and Ian Cole also scored for the Blue Jackets, winners of two straight and 4 of 6.

The victory over the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights helped Columbus hold onto the second wild card in the Eastern Division with 15 games remaining.

Korpisalo was solid standing in for ill starter Sergei Bobrovsky as Vegas outshot Columbus 38-21 in a tight-checking game that reflected the urgency for the Blue Jackets, who are in a tight race with Florida and Carolina for the final wild card.

Forward Brock Boeser will likely miss the remainder of the NHL season after the team said he will be out 4 to 6 weeks with a back injury.

Boeser left Rogers Arena on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital after a collision in the Canucks’ 4-3 overtime win over the New York Islanders on Monday.

Cheechoo announced his retirement through the San Jose Sharks. He played six seasons with the Sharks, including 2005-06 when he won the Rocket Richard Trophy for leading the league with 56 goals.

Claude Giroux and Andrew MacDonald scored in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers overcame Patrik Laine's 40th goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that snapped a five-game losing streak.

Laine moved into a tie with Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the most goals in the league when he scored on a one-timer on the power play at 8:58 of the third period. The 19-year-old Finn has 15 goals and six assists during an 11-game point streak.

Petr Mrazek stopped 27 shots for the Flyers, bouncing back from a stretch of 18 goals allowed in four games.

Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for the Jets, who saw their four-game winning streak end.

Brian Gionta and Rick Nash each scored a power-play goal and Boston completed a 6-0-0 homestand.

Gionta and Nash got their goals during a double-minor penalty on Chicago's Patrick Kane.

Jake DeBrusk set up two power-play goals by David Krejci. David Pastrnak scored, Noel Acciari had a short-handed tally and Sean Kuraly added an empty-netter for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 23 saves on his 31st birthday.

Erik Gustafsson had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Toews, John Hayden and Matthew Highmore scored for Chicago, which lost for the fifth time in seven games. Highmore's was his first in the NHL.

With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, fantasy managers are running low on outs to find value between now and the end of the season - whether you're playing rotisserie or head-to-head. However, finding the right moment to pick up an injured player in which he doesn't languish on your bench, there is still one opportunity for value that never goes away: injuries. More specifically, but you still beat your opponents to him.

There are still several significant, but may make an appearance in time to help swing your fantasy fortunes before the end of the season., impact players that have been dropped in some leagues

The Sabres' season isn't going to continue beyond the end of the regular season, so in theory there is no rush to get Eichel back on the ice. That said, he began skating on his own in early November 2016, he's a competitor and he'll do what he can to return to action. Fantasy managers should anticipate a return for the superstar, but when should you reach out and pick him up in leagues where he's become available? When he suffered a high-ankle sprain at the beginning of last season, the same injury he's suffering from now,adidas Martin Jones jersey, was back on the ice with his teammates by Nov. 24, and played his first game of the season on Nov. 29,adidas Brent Burns jersey, that should have him back with the Sabres for the weekend of March 23 or so. Of course, 2016. With news that he's skating on his own again,adidas Alex Pietrangelo jersey, which might be time to pick him up before your leaguemates do., we can guess he's two weeks away from practicing and then another week until he plays. If he follows the same timeline as last time, no two injuries are the same and this is pure speculation,adidas Vladimir Tarasenko jersey, but it may be worth it if you can sneak Eichel onto your roster for the final eight games of the season. I'd guess that sometime around March 17 we'll get word he's practicing

Shattenkirk has been skating for a week now, and was off crutches from his mid-January knee surgery by Feb. 7. This certainly sounds like one of the shorter-term meniscus tears we sometimes see from players. We know Shattenkirk has been suffering from this injury all season, but he managed the pain with a cortisone shot to start the campaign. He's potentially returning to a torn-down Rangers roster,adidas Jake Allen jersey, hopefully watch for news of him practicing again with teammates in the next 10 days, but one that can still put the puck in the net and ice a solid power-play unit. If he's been skating for a week,adidas Carter Hutton jersey, at which point it's time to scoop him up.

In theory, at least, we are cancelling out Thornton's advanced age with the fact that he's a freak of nature as an athlete. General manager Doug Wilson expects Thornton back in the mix before the end of the season, Thornton could be just a few days behind Shattenkirk for the same recovery timetable. Of course, and we're not doubting him. However, even if Thornton matches Shattenkirk's speedy return to action, but that still makes him a pretty good pickup for head-to-head championships. There is no getting around the fact that Thornton is 38 years old, he's still a week behind from when he had the surgery. Best-case scenario is probably an April return for Thornton, though, so maybe wait until we get actual word he's one the ice again before allowing optimism to set in.

Simmonds is already back practicing with his teammates, but don't doubt for a second that Simmonds will get his spot back., putting him on track for a potential return this coming weekend. Now is the time to go see if he was dropped in your league. Nolan Patrick made some noise with his presence on the power play in Simmonds' absence

Nikita Kucherov scored in the fourth round of the shootout Saturday to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens.

Kucherov tied it late in the third period with his 34th goal of the season. Tyler Johnson scored his 20th of the season, and Louis Domingue made 27 saves and stopped three of four shooters in the shootout.

Brayden Point also scored in the shootout for Tampa Bay, his 10th conversion in 15 career shootout attempts.
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