NHL roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on March 27

By The Sports Xchange
Arizona Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson and St. Louis Blues Robert Bortuzzo collide during the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 27, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Arizona Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson and St. Louis Blues Robert Bortuzzo collide during the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 27, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Chicago Blackhawks 4

TAMPA, Fla. -- Rookie Yanni Gourde got a steal and a breakaway goal with 35 seconds left in overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from three goals down to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in a thriller Monday night at Amalie Arena.


Gourde scored just his second NHL goal, stealing the puck and then firing the winner past Scott Darling. Tampa Bay picked up two points, moving ahead of the New York Islanders in the wild-card chase and a point behind Boston for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Lightning, down 4-1 midway through the second, produced three goals in five minutes -- two by Jonathan Drouin.

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Patrick Kane got his 34th goal of the season for Chicago.

Nashville Predators 3, New York Islanders 1


NEW YORK -- Kevin Fiala scored in the first period and Viktor Arvidsson scored in the second period as Nashville ensured they would remain in third place in the Central Division.

Ryan Johansen added an empty-netter with 20.5 seconds left as the Predators won their fourth straight and for the seventh time in eight games. Nashville stayed at least one point ahead of the St. Louis Blues, who played the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night, for third in the Central.

Josh Bailey scored in the second period for the Islanders, who lost their second straight and missed a chance to tie the idle Bruins for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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St. Louis Blues 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

ST. LOUIS -- Jaden Schwartz, breaking out of a long scoring drought, scored two goals and assisted on one to lead St. Louis past Arizona.

Alexander Steen assisted on all four St. Louis goals and Vladimir Tarasenko capped the Blues' victory with his 35th goal of the season with 1:49 left in the third period. Tarasenko added two assists.


The Blues improved to 10-1-1 in their past 12 games and remained one point behind Nashville for third place in the Central Division. The Blues are 13-0-1 in their past 14 games against the Coyotes and have not lost to them in regulation since 2012.

Buffalo Sabres 4, Florida Panthers 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Brian Gionta scored in his 1,000th career game, and Jack Eichel had two assists to lead Buffalo over Florida.

Ryan O'Reilly, Zach Bogosian and Marcus Foligno also scored for Buffalo. Robin Lehner made 30 saves.

Jonathan Marchessault and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers. James Reimer allowed four goals on 22 shots and was replaced by Reto Berra in the second period. Berra made 10 saves.

Detroit Red Wings 4, Carolina Hurricanes 3 (OT)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Andreas Athanasiou scored with 3:01 left in overtime and Petr Mrazek stopped 39 shots as Detroit beat Carolina.

Carolina extended its point streak to 11 straight to move within four points of Boston for the final Eastern Conference wild-card playoff spot with eight games remaining. The Hurricanes, who have missed the postseason seven straight years, also have a game in hand on the Bruins.


Tomas Tatar's team-leading 23rd goal of the season on the power play with 11:30 left gave Detroit a 3-2 lead. It appeared the goal would hold up, but Justin Faulk's wrist shot with Eddie Lack pulled for the extra attacker with 52 seconds left in regulation -- his second goal of the game -- sent the game into overtime.

Calgary Flames 4, Colorado Avalanche 2

CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahan had a goal and three assists to lead Calgary past Colorado at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Johnny Gaudreau and Micheal Ferland each added a goal and an assist for the Flames (43-29-4), who can clinch a playoff berth with a win in regulation over the Los Angeles Kings at home on Wednesday. Troy Brouwer also scored for Calgary, and Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots for his 25th win of the season and 14th in his past 16 games.

Sven Andrighetto scored twice for the Avalanche, who have lost six straight games and nine in a row on the road.

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