RALEIGH, N.C. — Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored 13 seconds apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the Atlantic Division title by beating the free-falling Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Brenden Morrow scored his first goal with the Penguins, Robert Bortuzzo added a goal, and Pascal Dupuis had an empty-netter and two assists.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves for Penguins.
ISLANDERS 4, FLYERS 1
In Uniondale, N.Y., Michael Grabner scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves as the New York Islanders took another step toward the playoffs with a win over Philadelphia.
The Islanders won for the seventh time in nine games and moved two points ahead of the idle Rangers into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
LIGHTNING 3, SENATORS 2
In Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos scored his 26th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Lightning.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Vincent Lecavalier. Martin St. Louis assisted on Lecavalier’s goal for his 900th point.
BLUE JACKETS 4, SHARKS 0
In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his fourth career shutout – all in his past 15 games – and newcomer Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist, leading the Blue Jackets over San Jose.
Matt Calvert, James Wisniewski and Ryan Johansen also scored for Columbus, which had lost its past two games.
CAPITALS 3, CANADIENS 2
In Montreal, Alex Ovechkin scored his 26th goal and Jack Hillen got his first as Washington stretched its winning run to five games.
Eric Fehr also scored for the Southwest Division-leading Capitals, who are 6-0-1 in their past seven. They are 5-0 in April.