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OTTAWA http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/adrian-peterson-jersey , Ontario (AP) Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are back atop the NHL.Kucherov had two assists to reach 80 points this season and Tampa Bay defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night.Tyler Johnson, Victor Hedman, Vladislav Namestnikov and Brayden Point scored for the Lightning (41-17-3), who leapfrogged expansion Vegas to regain the top spot in the overall standings with 85 points. Louis Domingue earned his third win by stopping 33 shots.Kucherov, the NHL’s leading scorer, has 32 goals and 48 assists in 61 games.Ryan Dzingel, Mark Borowiecki and Derick Brassard scored for the Senators (21-29-10), who are 0-2-1 in their last three games. Craig Anderson made 20 saves.The loss snapped the Senators’ five-game winning streak on home ice. And with Monday afternoon’s trade deadline quickly approaching, Ottawa players are finding it difficult to stay focused.”There’s definitely a little bit of anxiety in here,” Borowiecki said.”You’d be foolish to say that it’s not playing a bit of a role. I’ve been here four years now and this is the most rumors I’ve seen for a lot of guys, a lot of core guys in here, and you really do your best to cut it out Authentic D.J. Swearinger SR Jersey , but we’re all humans. At some point it’s going to creep in a little bit.”Brassard made it a one-goal game by scoring on the power play with just more than two minutes remaining, but the Senators were unable to complete the comeback.Brassard is one of a handful of Ottawa players who has been mentioned in trade speculation and he said it’s hard to ignore the talk.”We have a couple of days before the deadline, but we have to play, we have to do our job and we have to play for each other and the rest will take care of itself,” Brassard said.”We all have phones and social media, and even on TV. It’s part of the business. I’ve been there before and there’s nothing you can do. You try to block it and try to play. We’re still trying to get better as a team and still trying to push. We just have to come here and basically play and whatever is going to happen Monday is going to happen and you just move on after.”Ottawa made it 4-2 midway through the third as Borowiecki, with his third of the season, had a wide-open net after catching Domingue out of position. The goal was initially waved off due to goaltender interference, but the Senators challenged and upon review it was ruled a good goal.The Lightning took a 3-1 lead three minutes into the second as Kucherov fed Namestnikov, who was able to break in alone and beat Anderson.Ottawa had a number of chances to try and close the gap, but couldn’t beat Domingue.Tampa Bay made it 4-1 with less than a second left in the second period when Point was left all alone in front and scored his 24th of the season.The Lightning opened the scoring midway through the period as Johnson beat Anderson high from long range. Chris Kunitz got his 600th career point with an assist.Ottawa tied the game at the 14-minute mark as Dzingel showed off some sweet stick work and tucked a puck in behind Domingue for his 16th of the season.Less than two minutes later, the Lightning regained the lead as they hemmed the Senators in their own end and Hedman beat Anderson through the legs from in close.Bobby Ryan returned to the Senators’ lineup after missing 10 games with a hand injury.NOTES: LW Max McCormick and D Fredrik Claesson were healthy scratches for the Senators. … Tampa Bay D Andrej Sustr and C Cory Conacher were healthy scratches.UP NEXTLightning: Saturday night at Montreal.Senators: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.— DETROIT (AP) Out of the playoffs and sinking fast with one win in 14 games a week ago D.J. Swearinger SR Jersey Elite , the Detroit Red Wings could have embraced tanking to bolster their chances in the NHL draft lottery.Instead, they launched a winning streak.Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots for his first shutout of the season as the Red Wings beat the Ottawa Senators 2-0 on Saturday for their third straight win.Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou scored to help Detroit gets its longest winning streak since a season-high four-game stretch Dec. 29 to Jan. 5.”We have a job to do every night and every day, and we’ve got a lot of young guys in here,” Larkin said. ”Every day is an audition and guys are trying to earn whatever it might be, whether it is more ice time next year,whatever.”Your position on this team and in this league has to be earned every day.”Howard’s best save was a sliding left pad stop on a second-period breakaway by Ottawa forward Ryan Dzingel.”It feels good,” Howard said after his 24th career shutout. ”It took 59 games, unreal, but at the same time the guys in front of me did a really great job, allowing me to see the puck.”Mike Condon finished with 25 saves for the Senators, who were blanked for the ninth time this season.”I can’t comment on the offense, because if that’s the case then all the offensive guys could comment on the goaltending http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/d.j.-swearinger-jersey ,” Condon said. ”That’s a slippery slope.”Everyone’s working their hardest. Everyone’s trying to get a couple in there.”After a scoreless opening period, Detroit got on the board at 4:10 of the second. Taking advantage of a bad pinch by Senators defenseman Christian Wolanin, Anthony Mantha fed a pass across to Larkin on a 2-on-1 break, and Larkin flipped the puck in as Condon lunged desperately across his goal crease. It was Larkin’s fifth goal in the last seven games. He scored nine times in the first 72 games.”That was a horrible play on my part,” Wolanin said. ”It cost us the first goal and eventually the game winner.”Athanasiou increased the margin to 2-0 at 4:29 of the third. Using Evgeni Svechnikov as a screen, Athanasiou fired a high shot past Condon.NOTES: Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson remained one point away from reaching 60 for the sixth time in his career. … The Senators, who play three of their final four games away from home, fell to 11-22-5 on the road – one win more than Montreal for the fewest in the NHL. Last season, the Senators won 22 games away from home, fifth-best in the league. … The Red Wings improved to 17-6-2 in their last 25 games against Ottawa. That includes five straight wins by Detroit at home. Ottawa’s last road victory in in the series was a 3-1 decision on Oct. 30, 2015. … Henrik Zetterberg remained one point from breaking a tie with Sergei Fedorov (954) for fifth on the Red Wings’ all-time scoring list.UP NEXTSenators: Host Winnipeg on Monday night in their final home game of the season.Red Wings: At Columbus on Tuesday night.