Korpisalo stops 37 shots as Columbus beats Vegas 4-1

Columbus backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo had lost three straight starts since his last victory on Jan. 18. He found out Tuesday morning he’d be playing in place of a sick Sergei Bobrovsky against the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights, and he turned in a gem.

The 23-year-old Finn stopped 37 shots, and the Blue Jackets beat Vegas 4-1 and hung onto the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.

“Listen, no one is under the impression we are going to wipe out disagreement between contestants in a highly competitive environment,” McCutchen said (via the Washington Post). “What we are hoping we can do is move forward in a way in which we find a common language in which we can disagree, which is based on some core principles for what the NBA stands for: integrity, respect, sportsmanship, and in which we can put the focus on the players and the game in a way it is about the game. That’s what we are all drawn to.”

“You’ve got to be out there and coaches trust me with that,” said Point, who has 10 game-winning goals on the season, two shy of the franchise record. “It’s a privilege to play overtime. We’re just trying to work hard, and guys are finding me. It’s not only myself, but our team’s been playing well in overtime.”

Tampa Bay reached overtime for the sixth consecutive game, one shy of tying the NHL record set by Edmonton in 2004 and Toronto in 2009, according Elias Sports Bureau. The Lightning have a 5-0-1 record in that span.

Yanni Gourde finished with two goals and three points for the Lightning, who improved to 7-0-1 in the past eight games.

Nick Bjugstad recorded his first career hat trick and Aleksander Barkov had three assists. The Panthers had their six-game winning streak end but have recorded points in seven consecutive games. Florida trails Columbus by two points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with three games in hand.

“Since I’ve been here that’s the best game I’ve seen Nick play,” Florida coach Basketball Jerseys Custom Bob Boughner said. “We needed a performance like that and down the stretch here we are Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys going to need different guys step up . and tonight he was that guy.”