Stamkos scores team-leading 18th goal as Lightning down Canucks

Steven Stamkos scored his team-leading 18th goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 24 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Thursday night.

Anthony Cirelli, Boris Katchouk and Brayden Point also scored for Tampa Bay. Katchouk made it 3-1 at 11:24 of the third during a 2-on-0, and Vasilevskiy stopped Elias Pettersson’s breakaway shot after the ensuing faceoff.

“Am I happy with the result? There’s no question, I will never frown at that, but I think we made the game harder on ourselves,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “We recovered well in a lot of situations but we played with fire a little bit.

“When you only have

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