Center Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals and assisted on another, and the Tampa Bay Lightning wrapped up a playoff spot with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night at the Bell Centre.
David Pastrnak scored with 37 seconds left in overtime and goalie Tuukka Rask returned in net to stop 30 shots as the Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Sunday and inch closer to the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Former NHL defenseman Nick Boynton, part of the Phoenix Coyotes' radio broadcast team, was suspended by the team following an incident at Buffalo Creek Casino in which he allegedly bit the finger of a security guard during a scuffle.
For the third time this season, Ottawa Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored the deciding goal in a victory over the Boston Bruins. But none of them were bigger than his 18th of the season to give Ottawa a 6-4 victory over the Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night.