LAS VEGAS — Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews registered his 100th career NHL point in Las Vegas.
The third-year sensation notched another milestone Thursday night on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Matthews scored two goals, including the 100th of his career, to lead the Maple Leafs to a 6-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.
“I like playing here,” said Matthews, whose 100th point came on Dec. 31, 2017. “The two times we’ve been here the atmosphere is unbelievable, the fans are into it. When you’re the opposing team it’s an easy game to get into, when the crowd, and the atmosphere, the music and everything is like it is. It’s like a big party, so it’s fun to play in.”
The Maple Leafs, who improved to 36-18-3 this season and 19-7-2 on the road, are 15-7-0 against the Western Conference and 9-2-0 against Pacific Division opponents.
Morgan Rielly scored his fifth game-winner when his shot made its way through traffic to beat Marc-Andre Fleury and put Toronto ahead 4-3 at the midway point of the third period.
Lightning 6, Stars 0: TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Nikita Kucherov added a goal and three assists, and Tampa Bay beat Dallas.
Blues 4, Coyotes 0: GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jordan Binnington matched a franchise rookie record with his seventh straight victory, Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and St. Louis stretched its longest winning streak in 18 years to eight games.
Panthers 3, Flames 2: SUNRISE, Fla. — Vincent Trocheck scored in the third round of the shootout to lift Florida. Elias Lindholm scored for Calgary late in the third period to extend the game, but Matthew Tkachuk missed in the third round of the shootout with a chance to do the same.
Avalanche 4, Jets 1: WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as Colorado beat Winnipeg to snap its season-high eight-game losing streak.
Predators 3, Canadiens 1: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne made 34 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored and Nashville beat Montreal.
Red Wings 3, Senators 2: DETROIT — Andreas Athanasiou scored twice, including a penalty shot, and Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in his 500th game to lead Detroit.