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The Buzzer: Three straight shutouts for Vasilevskiy; Canadiens fire Waite


DALLAS, TX - MARCH 02: Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) looks for the puck as Dallas Stars left wing Roope Hintz (24) looks to tip it in during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 2, 2021 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning

Vasilevskiy earned his third straight shutout during a 2-0 win over the Stars. Yanni Gourde and Ondrej Palat provided the goals, while the netminder extended his shutout streak to 200:45 with 28 stops. The last time Vasilevskiy allowed a goal against the Stars? That would be Game 5 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Tampa has now won five in a row and boasts a 15-4-1 record.

2. Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins

While Kasperi Kapanen scored twice in a span of 5:02 in the first period, it was Jarry who put on a show during a 5-2 win over the Flyers. The Penguins netminder made a season-high 40 saves, including 15 in the final period.

3. Blake Wheeler / Kyle Connor / Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets

The Jets captain recorded his fifth three-point night of the season during a 5-2 win over the Canucks. Connor, meanwhile, picked up his seventh multi-point game this year with a goal and two assists. Scheifele was on the scoresheet three times with a trio of assists. For Scheifele and Wheeler, according to TSN, they tied Paul MacLean for the third-most three-plus point games in Winnipeg (not Jets) NHL history.


• Tyler Toffoli netted his 13th of the year and Carey Price stopped 26 shots to give Dominique Ducharme his first win as Canadiens head coach. Price now has 354 regular season wins, pushing him past Rogie Vachon and Evgeni Nabokov into 21st on the NHL’s all-time list.

Price also will have a new goaltending coach as the Canadiens fired Stéphane Waite and hired Sean Burke as director of goaltending. Burke, who has been a western scout for the Habs since 2016, will go through a 14-day quarantine before taking over. Marco Marciano, Montreal’s AHL goalie coach, will work with Jake Allen and Carey Price for now.

• Shorthanded goals by Anders Lee and Oliver Wahlstrom helped the Islanders edge the Devils, 2-1. Wahlstrom now has a five-game points streak.

• Cam Atkinson opened the scoring with a shorthanded tally and later assisted on a Jack Roslovic goal during Columbus’ win over the Red Wings. Atkinson now has four shorthanded goals, one behind Rick Nash for the franchise record in a single season.

• Sebastian Aho scored the first and last goal of Carolina’s 4-2 win over the Predators. The Canes have won three in a row.

• Pavel Buchnevich started off the Rangers’ 3-2 win over Buffalo with a goal 28 seconds into the game. He wasn’t done for the period, later assisting on Alexis Lafreniere’s third goal of the season just 2:08 later.


• Congrats to Hurricanes rookie Steven Lorentz, a 2015 seventh-rounder, who scored his first NHL goal:

• On this day in 1993, Mario Lemieux returned from cancer treatments to play against the Flyers. The fans inside PPG Paints Arena gave a nice ovation Tuesday night for Philadelphia forward Oskar Lindblom, who returned last summer from his own cancer fight:


Rangers 3, Sabres 2
Blue Jackets 4, Red Wings 1
Canadiens 3, Senators 1
Islanders 2, Devils 1
Penguins 5, Flyers 2
Jets 5, Canucks 2
Hurricanes 4, Predators 2
Lightning 2, Stars 0


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.