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Lightning win, clinch Presidents' Trophy

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

The Lightning, who have 116 points, will have home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Stamkos became the franchise leader in goals with his 384th.


Canucks end Chicago's 5-game run in OT

CHICAGO (AP) Bo Horvat scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks stopped Chicago's five-game win streak with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Monday night.

Alexander Edler and Markus Granlund also scored for Vancouver, which was coming off a 3-2 shootout victory in Dallas on Sunday. Thatcher Demko made 29 saves in his third career win.


Predators' Watson gains reinstatement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has earned reinstatement from the NHL as he enters the follow-up phase of the league's substance abuse program.

The league announced Monday that Watson had been returned to available status. Watson began the season on suspension and was suspended again Jan. 29 as he entered the second stage of the league's substance abuse and behavioral health program.


Caps sign local product Snively of Yale

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Joe Snively cheered for the Washington Capitals growing up and played his youth hockey at their practice facility as part of the Little Caps program.

Soon, he could be playing for the big Capitals.


Sharks try to slow surging Knights

The San Jose Sharks head into Monday night's home game with the Vegas Golden Knights just one point behind first place Calgary in the Pacific Division with 10 games remaining.

The Sharks (43-21-8, 94 points), who will be trying to end a two-game losing streak, can clinch a Stanley Cup playoff berth for the 14th time in 15 years with a point against the defending Western Conference champions. But that might be easier said than done considering the way the Golden Knights have been playing since their acquisition of Mark Stone from Ottawa at the trading deadline.


Flyers score twice late, stun Pens in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again.

James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Sean Couturier finished off a dazzling rush to beat Matt Murray with 3 seconds remaining in the extra period as Philadelphia capped an improbable comeback with a 2-1 victory on Sunday night.


Nelson lifts Islanders over Wild in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A pair of guys who played high school hockey in Minnesota helped the New York Islanders pick up an important two points on the road Sunday night.

They also did no favors for the home team.


Reinhart's SO goal sends Sabres by Blues

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sam Reinhart came up just short of ending the Buffalo Sabres' seven-game winless streak in overtime.

He made up for it in the shootout.


Grubauer stays hot as Avs blank Devils

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche needed somebody to step up to help their postseason hopes. They got two big performances before a crucial road trip.

Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for his third shutout in his last five starts, and the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Sunday to end a two-game skid.


Silfverberg leads Ducks past Panthers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jakob Silfverberg hasn't slowed down since signing his contract extension two weeks ago.

Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:33 left to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.