Canucks beat Bruins 8-5 for 5th straight win

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher, top right, joins his teammates to celebrate a goal by center Bo Horvat (53) during the third period of an N

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher, top right, joins his teammates to celebrate a goal by center Bo Horvat (53) during the third period of an N

Vancouver Canucks right wing Darren Archibald (49) fights with Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) during the third period of an NHL hockey game

Vancouver Canucks right wing Darren Archibald (49) fights with Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) during the third period of an NHL hockey game

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) skates back to the net after a goal by Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat during the third period of an NHL

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) skates back to the net after a goal by Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat during the third period of an NHL

BOSTON (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period. Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each had a goal and an assist, and Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks. They have scored 26 goals in the last five games.

Jake DeBrusk scored twice, and Patrice Bergeron, Matt Grzelcyk and Danton Heinen added goals for Boston. Jaroslav Halak was pulled after allowing five goals on 19 shots.

LIGHTNING 4, ISLANDERS 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilveksiy made 35 saves, Tyler Johnson broke a tie with 1:26 left in Tampa Bay's victory over New York.

Vasilevskiy has allowed two or fewer goals in nine of 12 games.

Johnson scored from just outside the crease off a pass from Nikita Kucherov. Steven Stamkos added an empty-netter. Mathieu Joseph and J.T. Miller also scored to help Tampa Bay improve to an NHL-best 12-3-1.

Josh Bailey scored twice and Robin Lehner stopped 23 shots for the Islanders.

FLYERS 5, COYOTES 4, OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shayne Gostisbehere scored on a one-timer 1:01 into overtime after Dale Weise tied it with 2:13 left in regulation, and Philadelphia beat Arizona.

Scott Laughton had two goals and Travis Konecny also scored. The Flyers began a five-game homestand after earning seven of a possible eight points on a four-game trip out West.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Michael Grabner each had a goal and an assist, and Brad Richardson and Derek Stepan also scored for the Coyotes. They lost 5-2 at home to Philadelphia on Monday night.

PANTHERS 4, OILERS 1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 26 saves in his second start since missing nine games with a knee injury to help Florida beat Edmonton.

Evgenii Dadonov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Colton Sceviour scored for the Panthers. Mike Hoffman and Vincent Trocheck each had two assists.

Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot stopped 29 shots.

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