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Lightning regain NHL lead with SO win

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) scores against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi (37) during a shootout of NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) Brayden Point scored in regulation and added the shootout winner and the Tampa Bay Lightning regained the top spot in the NHL with a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan also scored in regulation to help the Lightning (42-17-3) win their third straight and move a point ahead of idle Vegas for the overall NHL lead.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves for his league-leading 36th victory of the season.

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Goals
Rank Player G
1 A. Ovechkin, Was36
2 E. Malkin, Pit34
3 W. Karlsson, VGK33
4 N. Kucherov, TB32
5t A. Lee, NYI30
5t T. Seguin, Dal30
5t J. Tavares, NYI30
8t S. Couturier, Phi29
8t P. Laine, Wpg29
8t E. Staal, Min29
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Save Percentage
Rank Player Sv%
1 C. Hutton, StL.938
2 D. Kuemper, LA.932
3 M. Fleury, VGK.930
4 R. Luongo, Fla.930
5 C. Crawford, Chi.929
6 A. Vasilevskiy, TB.928
7 P. Rinne, Nsh.927
8 R. Miller, Anh.925
9 J. Gibson, Anh.925
10 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg.924
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