Martin St Louis rang up a hat trick for the Tampa Bay Lightning as the raked the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2. Steven Stamkos added a goal and an assist in the win and went +5 on the evening.
SPIN: St. Louis now jumps to the top of the scoring list with 58 points this season, 42 of them assists. Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul scored the goals for Toronto. This was the kind of night we thought Tampa Bay was capable of and they did games like this earlier in the season. Of course it’s a case of too little, too late but it was fun for one night.
Phoenix escaped San Jose 2-1 with Mike Smith stopping 33-of-34 shots in the win. Shane Doan assisted on both Phoenix goals. Brent Burns had the lone goal for San Jose.
SPIN: Tomas Greiss got the start in goal to give Antti Niemi a night off after 24 straight starts. The Sharks are still tied with the Kings for the fourth spot and it will come down to the last game of the season as to who gets the spot when those two teams go head-to-head.