Stamkos, Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lift Lightning over Pens

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Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2.

Pittsburgh Penguins logo in front of hockey pucks.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored, Andre Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. Tampa Bay won its eighth consecutive game at home. Mikhail Sergachev and Anthony Cirelli also scored for Tampa Bay, which has won 18 of its past 21 games. Stamkos and Kucherov each got their 25th goals of the season, with Kucherov scoring an empty-netter. Evgeni Malkin and John Marino scored for Pittsburgh. Matt Murray finished with 25 saves.

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