Monday in the NHL | The Lightning defeat the Bruins in overtime

Read the reports of the games played Monday night in the NHL.

Steven Stamkos scored the tying goal with 4.8 seconds left in regulation and Brandon Hagel scored in overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday.

Tanner Jeannot, Nicholas Paul and Austin Watson also found the back of the net for the Lightning. Jonas Johansson stopped 22 pucks.

Stamkos’ goal came after Victor Hedman blocked a clearing attempt in the Bruins zone. The full-back also set up Hagel’s decisive goal.

Pavel Zacha, David Pastrnak, John Beecher and Charlie Coyle scored for the Bruins, who sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 13-1-3 record.

Jeremy Swayman blocked 41 pucks. It was only the fourth time the Bruins allowed more than two goals since the start of the season.

With an assist, Brad Marchand overtook Phil Esposito for fourth place in club history with 431.

Lightning star Nikita Kucherov left the game midway through the second period, but returned to the game in the third.

Mark Didtler, Associated Press

Mikkola double gives Panthers victory over Oilers


Niko Mikkola

Niko Mikkola had his first career two-goal game, Kevin Stenlund had three points and the Florida Panthers defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Monday.

Stenlund scored a goal and added two assists for the Panthers, who won a sixth straight home game. They are 7-1-0 in their last eight meetings.

Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Bennett also scored for the Panthers and Sergei Bobrovsky blocked 26 pucks.

Connor McDavid scored twice for the Oilers. It was his 52e match with more than one career goal, but a first this season.

Evander Kane scored the other goal and Calvin Pickard, who was getting his first start since March 27, 2022, made 27 saves.

The Panthers had to make do without the services of their captain Aleksander Barkov, whose condition will be reassessed daily. Victim of a knee-to-knee collision in the game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, he avoided a serious injury.

Colby Guy, Associated Press

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