The Florida Panthers continued their recent NHL wobble after being beaten 2-1 by the San Jose Sharks in a shootout on Thursday night.
Joonas Donskoi and Joe Pavelski scored the shootout goals after it had ended 1-1 in regulation time.
It was the fourth loss in seven games for the Panthers, though there was a landmark for Jaromir Jagr. His third-period goal took him to within one goal of third on the all-time NHL scorers’ list with 740.
The Tampa Bay Lightning earned an incredible 6-5 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets.
An undulating encounter saw the Lightning leading 3-0 at the end of the first period and then 4-1 early in the third.
The Jets then rattled off four goals in just over 12 minutes to take a 5-4 lead only for Nikita Kucherov to level for the Lightning and send it to overtime.
Ryan Callahan and Steven Stamkos scored the decisive shootout goals.
Third-period goals from Cody Cedi and Mark Stone earned the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 win at the Carolina Hurricanes while the Metropolitan Conference leaders Washington Capitals registered a 3-2 overtime victory against the New York Islanders thanks to Justin Williams’ goal in the additional period.
Two goals in the final 90 seconds earned the New York Rangers a 4-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jaden Schwartz’s overtime goal earned the St Louis Blues a 2-1 win over the LA Kings and two first-period goals settled a 2-0 win for the Nashville Predators against the Boston Bruins.
The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoyed a 6-3 success over the Detroit Red Wings, the same scoreline by which the Arizona Coyotes beat the Dallas Stars while the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 and the Anaheim Ducks edged out the Vancouver Canucks 5-2.