NHL roundup: Lightning blitz the Devils early, often
Tampa Bay blitzed visiting New Jersey for the second time in less than a month as four different forwards scored on four of the first seven shots in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Devils on Sunday.
The Lightning exploded Friday for three goals in the first 10 minutes of a 4-2 home win over the Chicago Blackhawks, and they bettered that output Sunday, scoring four times in the opening 11:25 against Devils goalie Cory Schneider.
Tampa Bay won the previous meeting against the Devils on Oct. 30 in an 8-3 rout -- one of two games this season when the Lightning registered eight goals. On Sunday, Brayden Point scored twice, and Alex Killorn, Tyler Johnson and Cedric Paquette also had goals for the Lightning, who won their third straight.
Point added an assist for a three-point game, Nikita Kucherov had two assists, and goalie Louis Domingue made 33 saves. Jesper Bratt and Stefan Noesen scored for New Jersey.
Flames 6, Coyotes 1
Defenseman Noah Hanifin scored his first two goals of the season, Mark Jankowski added two goals, and Calgary had three short-handed tallies in a win over Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.
Sean Monahan scored his 13th goal of the year, TJ Brodie had a goal and an assist and Mike Smith made 28 saves for Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each had an assist, giving both 19 for the Flames this season.
Clayton Keller scored an unassisted goal at 13:44 of the third period for the Coyotes, who have lost four in a row and eight of 10. They lost the final four games of a five-game homestand.
Predators 5, Ducks 2
Austin Watson recorded his first career hat trick as Nashville defeated visiting Anaheim, winning its sixth straight game at home and fourth in the past five games overall.
Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist, Colton Sissons and Roman Josi had two assists each, and Pekka Rinne made 17 saves for the Predators.
Adam Henrique and Ondrej Kase scored for the Ducks, who opened a five-game road trip after playing 11 of the previous 13 games at home. John Gibson made 28 saves.
--Field Level Media
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