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NHL: 5 stories from Tuesday night

02/25/2015 12:07 EST | Updated 04/26/2015 05:59 EDT
All but one of five Canadian teams in action managed to claim a victory Tuesday night. The Canadiens got a boost in offence, the Canucks had a stand out performance from Lack, the Jets are still in the playoff race, the Oilers earned a rare win, while the Flames lost some ground. 

Offence gets new life

Both Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk scored twice en route to a 5-2 Montreal Canadiens triumph over the St. Louis Blues. 

It was the Canadiens second consecutive win and they reclaimed the constantly changing top spot in the Eastern Conference with 83 points. 

Breaking a marker set back in the 1968-69 season, goaltender Carey Price set a new franchise record for most consecutive road victories with nine. 

Montreal has the honour of owning the worst road power play in the league, but hopefully they find some comfort in Gallagher's third period power play goal, the first on the road in the past five games.

Lacking nothing

Any Canucks fans that may have been concerned with the loss of goalie Ryan Miller to injury were likely reassured by Eddie Lack's amazing performance. 

The backup netminder stopped 40 shots, 20 in the second period alone, to keep his team alive against a strong Bruins push.  

Zach Kassian remained hot for the Vancouver Canucks to lift his team over the rival Boston Bruins in the third period of a 2-1 victory. 

It was his second consecutive game-winner and his fourth goal in the last three games. The 24-year-old forward only has nine goals to his name this season.

Jets still in it

Winnipeg Jets rookie Adam Lowry scored his seventh of the season in a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars. The 21-year-old didn't let up against Stars goalie Jhonas Enroth, taking full advantage of Dallas' stagnant defence.

The victory ended a two-game winless streak for the Jets and got them back on track in an incredibly unstable Western Conference playoff race.

Winnipeg now has a four-point lead on the first wild card spot in the West with 73 points and are only four points behind the Chicago Blackhawks for the third spot in the Central division. 

Catching Chicago is fairly realistic with Patrick Kane leaving Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers due to injury. 

Scrivens "holds the fort"

Edmonton Oilers forward BenoitPouliot's two first period goals were enough to hang on for a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. The 28-year-old had his third multi-goal night of the season. 

Goaltender Ben Scrivens made 33 saves and was only beaten by Wild sniper Thomas Vanek. The 28-year-old netminder received a lot of praise for his play. 

It was Edmonton's only victory in their three-game season series against Minnesota.

Flames going out

The Calgary Flames are still on the outside looking in at the Western Conference playoff picture after a 1-0 loss at the hands of the New York Rangers. 

The lone goal was tallied by Rangers forward Kevin Hayes early in the third period to give the Flames their third straight loss. 

On another note, Flames goalie Karri Ramo may have made the save of the year early in the first period. 

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