Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/26/14 at 12:27 PM ET
Tyler Johnson (3-0—3) became the second rookie in Lightning history to record a hat trick, following Steven Stamkos on Feb. 17, 2009. Johnson has 16-18—34 in 52 games this season, tied for the most points among rookies with Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (17-17—34) . . . A day after signing dual three-year contract extensions, Joe Thornton (2-0—2) and Patrick Marleau (1-0—1) combined for all three goals to lead the Sharks to their sixth straight win . . . Alex Ovechkin scored his League-leading 36th goal of the season to help the Capitals end a seven-game losing streak. The team improved to 9-1-1 in its past 11 games in Montreal, including seven consecutive victories . . . Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves to earn his third shutout of the season and the 25th of his NHL career . . . Dustin Byfuglien scored his seventh career overtime goal, and sixth with the Jets/Thrashers franchise, to help the Jets improve to 5-1-0 under Paul Maurice . . . Bruins forward Jarome Iginla (2-2—4) posted his 95th career multi-goal game.
SNEAK PEEK AT SUNDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
NY Rangers @ New Jersey, 12:30 p.m., NBC, CBC
Florida @ Detroit, 5:00 p.m., FS-F, FS-D+
Winnipeg @ Chicago, 7:00 p.m., TSN-JETS, CSN-CH
Nashville @ Edmonton, 8:00 p.m., FS-TN, SNET-W
Phoenix @ Vancouver, 8:00 p.m., FS-A PLUS, SNET-P
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