DALLAS (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy’s second shutout

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in a week came with a little help from his friends on the penalty kill.The goaltender stopped 35 shots while helping to stifle six Dallas Stars power plays http://www.bruinsshoponline.com/authentic-brad-marchand-jersey , and Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 2-0 victory Tuesday night.Vasilevskiy improved to 10-2-1 since his return from injury, posting his third shutout this season and the 15th of his career for the Lightning, who have an NHL-best 74 points.Four of the Dallas power-play chances came in the second period with Vasilevskiy protecting a 1-0 lead.“It’s frustration first, and then you get energy after that,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “Guys were frustrated a little bit with the amount of calls that were going against us, but they’re penalties. You’ve got to kill them off, and that’s what we did.”Palat gave Tampa Bay a first-period lead with his seventh goal, sending a shot over the glove of Anton Khudobin on a pass from Steven Stamkos, who got his 29th assist. Khudobin had 19 saves.Sergachev scored a 4-on-4 goal midway through the third period after Dallas captain Jamie Benn canceled out a Tampa Bay penalty for the second time. Benn was called for tripping just 13 seconds after the same penalty against the Lightning’s Mathieu Joseph.The Stars had one more chance with the man advantage when Vasilevskiy was called for tripping with less than five minutes remaining. But Dallas could only get three shots from the perimeter in its third straight loss.“Guys felt good about their games during the game, and that’s why they’re so frustrated afterward because they know they had good looks and good chances,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “When you have a lot of good chances, it frustrates you more.”The Lightning protected a 1-0 lead despite playing down a man most of the last half of the second period, when the Stars outshot Tampa Bay 13-2.The first penalty of the game was a double-minor on Victor Hedman for holding and unsportsmanlike conduct about midway through the second.The Stars had a chance for a 5-on-3 when Anthony Cerelli got a tripping penalty, but Benn was called for goalie interference during the delayed penalty http://www.bruinsshoponline.com/authentic-david-krejci-jersey , with Dallas skating 6 on 4.“Just backed up into the goalie,” Benn said. “Probably a bad penalty to take when you’re going on a 5 on 3.”The best chance for the Stars on the long power play came with 13 seconds left when Alexander Radulov fed Radek Faksa just above the crease for a one-timer that Vasilevskiy corralled.“I think the main difference was for every penalty we kill off, you get a little more confidence and you feel good being out there,” said defenseman Anton Stralman, who was on the ice on the penalty kill for a game-high 7:08 along with Ryan McDonagh. “I don’t know if they got frustrated. We take pride in what we do out there, and tonight it paid off.”Dallas didn’t do much with Tampa Bay’s fourth penalty of the second period, an interference call on Nikita Kucherov when he cut in front of Faksa as the Stars forward chased a loose puck into his offensive zone.NOTES: Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant attended, wearing a Stars jersey with his familiar No. 88 for the franchise’s career leader in touchdown catches. Bryant called out the starting lineup in the locker room before the game. … Andrew Cogliano made his Dallas debut a day after a trade that sent Devin Shore to Anaheim. Cogliano, who took Shore’s No. 17, had no shots in 12 minutes. … Kucherov, the NHL points leader with 75 (22 goals, 53 assists), was held scoreless in consecutive games for the third time this season. … The Lightning, who were coming off a 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders Womens Jake DeBrusk Jersey , have dropped consecutive games just once this season.UP NEXTLightning: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.Stars: Play the third game of a six-game homestand, their longest of the season, Thursday against the LA Kings. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joakim Ryan’s breakout game couldn’t have come at a better time for the San Jose Sharks.The 24-year-old rookie scored his first two NHL goals, including the tiebreaker with 2:27 left, and the San Jose Sharks rallied after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 Saturday night.Joe Pavelski also scored twice, and Tomas Hertl and Barclay Goodrow had the other goals for the Sharks, who snapped a two-game skid. Aaron Dell had 27 saves.”Forty-five games in you start to think about it a little – is it ever going to happen?” Ryan said. ”It’s definitely nice to get that first one, and getting that second was even better.”It was kind of crazy. My dad got sick before the game so he wasn’t able to make it to the game. But he’s going to meet us in Anaheim tomorrow if he feels better. But maybe he should stay home more often.”Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said the soft-spoken Ryan has shown maturity.”I was really happy for him, he shows up every day and doesn’t say much, just works hard,” DeBoer said. ”We’ve been asking our defenseman all year – all of them – to get up and play and create offense. Playing with (All-Star defenseman Brett Burns) it’s easy to just sit there and watch him go, it’s nice to see Yoke take advantage of that.”Zack Kassian had two goals, and Leon Draisaitl and Brandon Davidson also scored as Edmonton scored four consecutive goals to take a 4-3 lead early in the third period. Al Montoya finished with 24 saves.Ryan got his first career goal on a slap shot from the blue line past Montoya at 1:15 of the first period. Pavelski scored at 7:21 and Goodrow made it 3-0 at 2:30 of the second.The Oilers then scored four times in about 12 1/2 minutes to move ahead.Kassian got the Oilers started at 8:49 Patrice Bergeron Jersey , rebounding his own missed breakaway shot before slipping the puck past Dell. He scored again 5 1/2 minutes later on a brekaway. Draisaitl tied it with his 15th goal with just under two minutes remaining in the middle period as he recovered a loose puck in front of the goal after Dell blocked Oscar Klefbom’s slap shot, and put it past the goalie.Davidson put the Oilers ahead at 1:21 of the third.The lead lasted less than 2 1/2 minutes as Hertl tied it with is 15th at 3:41.After Ryan put the Sharks back ahead, Pavelski added an empty-netter, his 14th goal of the season, with 1:12 left.”This game has been the story of the year,” Kassian said. ”We can’t sustain any momentum once we get it for any length of time. We’re not going to give up, but at the same time I’m not happy about clawing back and then watching the team fall back.”We were expecting to win this game. This is frustrating, it wears on you. Everyone is frustrated. We need to close games out and get those two points.”NOTES: Oilers F Blake Caggiula and D Andrej Sekera were scratches after taking pucks to the face in Friday’s game against Anaheim. … D Adam Larsson was out of Saturday’s lineup for personal reasons. . D Keegan Lowe was called up from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors on Saturday. Sharks F Joel Ward, out with a right shoulder injury he suffered crashing into the boards on Thursday, told reporters at Saturday’s practice he doesn’t believe he’ll need surgery and expressed confidence he’ll be back before the end of the season. … F Jannik Hansen, a healthy scratch the last seven games, was in the lineup for the in place of Ward on the fourth line. Hansen had an assist on Goodrow’s goal. … The Sharks are 26-9-4 against the Oilers over the last 39 meetings between the teams.UP NEXTOilers: Host Florida on Monday night.Sharks: At Anaheim on Sunday.—