NEWARK Connor Brown Jersey , N.J. (AP) — Despite being eliminated from post-season contention, the banged-up New Jersey Devils have hurt the playoff hopes of some wild-card contenders in recent weeks.Late last month they surprised the Montreal Canadiens and Saturday they put a crimp in the Coyotes’ chances with a 2-1 shootout win Saturday afternoon, sending Arizona to its fourth straight loss.“We got the point, but we have some guys playing tight,” said Arizona coach Rich Tocchet, whose team is on an 0-2-2 run. “It’s my job to get these guys to relax.”The Devils won because Blake Coleman and Pavel Zacha scored in the fifth and sixth rounds of the shootout and goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood made 23 saves in regulation and was beaten on one shootout attempt as New Jersey won for only the fourth time in 14 games (4-9-1).“He’s such a beast,” Coleman said of Blackwood. “He is intimidating. You come down on him and he takes up a ton of net and he can move as fast as anybody I have seen. I am surprised they got any on him.”Blackwood and Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who had 31 saves, were outstanding in the game.Blackwood gave up an early goal to Arizona defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, while Kuemper gave up a soft one to Drew Stafford late in the first period.The goaltenders stopped the first four shootout attempts on each side before Coleman scored with a forehand. Conor Garland forced another round scoring on a backhander. Zacha beat Kuemper between the pads and Richard Panik failed to respond for the Coyotes.Zacha said he noticed Nico Hischier almost beat Kuemper between the pads.“It was a bit open and so was mine,” Zacha said. “My mind was made up when I was going and the guy was really far from the net.”Arizona had two great chances to win on a power play in overtime Frederik Andersen Jersey , with Derek Stepan and Clayton Keller both hitting a goalpost.“We battled hard and that’s all you could ask for a team,” Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson said. “We’re playing in the NHL against good teams. They had a lot of guys back in their lineup and they have a good hockey team. There are no easy games.”Kuemper kept the Coyotes in the game in the last two periods of regulation, stopping 22 shots as the Devils had five power plays. He had two saves in close on Coleman and another on Hischier in the final seven minutes.Hjalmarsson also batted a floating puck away from goal in the waning minutes.Ekman-Larsson opened the scoring with a wrist shot from the point 2:31 after the opening faceoff.Stafford tied the game with under three minutes left in the period with his second goal in two games on a shot that went between Kuemper’s pads.Kuemper made up for the mistake in the second period, stopping 10 shots, including eight on the Devils’ four power plays in the period.Both teams had players returning from injury. The Coyotes’ Stepan missed 10 games with a lower-body injury. Back for New Jersey were Hischier, Kyle Palmieri, Miles Wood, John Queeneville and defenseman Sami Vatanen and Mirco Mueller.NOTES: Devils D Will Butcher missed his second straight game with an illness. … Devils placed F Blake Pietila on waivers on Friday. He was not claimed. … The Devils recognized recently retired longtime off-ice official Vin Godleski. He stepped in and was a lineman in Game 4 of the 1988 Wales Conference Final between the Devils and Bruins after NHL officials refused to work the game because New Jersey had taken legal action to allow Jim Schoefeld to coach the game despite a league suspension.UP NEXTCoyotes: At the New York Islanders on Sunday.Devils: Host Buffalo on Monday night to finish a four-game homestand. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have streaked to 50 wins like just one other team in NHL history.They’re looking for plenty more victories this season.NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help the Lightning earn their 50th victory of the season in their 66th game by beating the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Saturday night and tying the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings as the fastest teams in league history to reach the mark.“As we’ve been winning here, I don’t know if we’re fully aware all the time,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “A lot of these things I find out in the media scrums.“Our senior advisor (Steve Yzerman) was on that (Red Wings) team Womens Jake Gardiner Jersey , so it’s probably good we didn’t break that record. We just tied it.”Tampa Bay remains on pace to challenge the record of 62 wins,also set by that same Red Wings team, and could challenge that Detroit team along with the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens as the only two teams to reach 130 points in a season.“Years from now we might look back on that,” Cooper said, “but you know what the guys want and what they are playing for.”The Lightning also got goals from four different defensemen — Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh, Erik Cernak and Mikhail Sergachev — and set a franchise record with nine points overall from the defense.“You think they’re going to create,” Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan said, “and when they got their defensemen into the cycle, there were times when it looked overwhelming for us.”Kucherov reached 75 assists to become the first player since Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin in 2010-11 to record at least that many in a season.Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots for his 30th victory.Anthony Duclair scored the lone goal for the Senators, who lost their seventh consecutive game a day after firing coach Guy Boucher and replacing him with Marc Crawford on an interim basis. Craig Anderson finished with 29 saves.“I didn’t like the number of puck battles we lost tonight Matt Bartkowski Jersey Womens ,” Crawford said. “The NHL is a league that if you win puck battles, you win the game and they were so far ahead of us in terms of their ability to win puck battles. It isn’t all about skill, it’s about commitment.”Tampa Bay scored three consecutive goals to pull away in the final two periods.Second-period goals from Cernak and Kucherov, followed by Sergachev’s goal 1:59 in to the third period put the game out of reach as Tampa Bay reached 50 victories for the second consecutive season and third time in franchise history.Hedman’s ninth of the season off a rebound put Tampa Bay in front 1-0 at 7:17 of the first period.McDonagh made it 2-0 at 8:51 as Erik Cernak cut down the right boards off a drop pass from Kucherov and found McDonagh on a cross-seam pass to the slot for his seventh of the season.Ottawa answered that 37 seconds later on Duclair’s 13th of the season, his second in four games since being acquired from Columbus before the trade deadline.Cernak came off the bench to take a pass from Killorn in the right circle to snap a shot past Anderson at 3:15 of the second period for his third of the season.Kucherov scored his 31st of the season on a long-range wrist shot from the left circle at 15:27, while Sergachev scored his fifth of the season off a one-timer from a pass by Braydon Coburn.Tampa Bay has lost consecutive games in regulation only once this season, which came Nov. 9-12. After dropping a game to Boston on Thursday, that stretch remains intact.“We definitely needed to find a way to find a win tonight,” McDonagh said. “You never want to let things snowball or get to a negative slide into our game. We have a lot of experience and good leaders in here to where we wanted to make a stand here at home and it’s a great sign.”NOTES: Tampa Bay scratched RW Ryan Callahan, D Anton Stralman and C Danick Martel. … Kucherov recorded his 31st multi-point game of the season. … Ottawa scratched D Christian Wolanin. … The Senators allowed five or more goals in a game for the 22nd time this season. … Tampa Bay G Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped Bobby Ryan on a second-period penalty shot attempt.UP NEXTLightning: Host Winnipeg on Tuesday night.Senators: at Florida on Sunday.