J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos got into a fight, and the Lightning stopped a 10-game losing streak against the visiting Boston Bruins with a 5-3 victory Sunday.
The Bruins, who are 0-3-2 over their last five games, hold a one-point lead over Ottawa for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Senators have played two fewer games.
Red Wings 2, St. Louis 1 - Justin Abdelkader scored 24 seconds into a power play in overtime to lift Detroit past St. Louis at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit's first victory in three games.
Erik Cole scored for the third time in five games in a game marred by penalties and on the Wings' side, turnovers. The two points give the Wings a better gap as they hold off chasers in Boston, Ottawa and Florida in the division.
The Los Angeles Kings recalled Mike Richards from their AHL affiliate two months after the $69 million center's high-profile demotion.
The defending Stanley Cup champions added the veteran to their low-scoring lineup before opening a five-game East Coast road trip with their playoff hopes in the balance.
The former Flyer was waived and subsequently sent to the minors in January when the Kings finally lost patience with several seasons of declining offensive production.
- Associated Press