SAN JOSE Andrew Hammond Jersey Womens , Calif. (AP) r12; For Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, just about everything has gone right so far this season.But as they get ready to return from the All-Star break as the NHLr17;s top team, the Lightning knows there is little they can do before April to make this a successful campaign.Tampa Bay leads the league with 76 points so far this season, opening up a 13-point edge over the next best team in the Eastern Conference. But after losing in the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 and then in Game 7 of the conference finals in 2016 and r17;18, nothing short of winning it all will be enough for the Lightning.r0;Therer17;s still some unfinished business,r1; Stamkos said at All-Star weekend. r0;We have a chip on our shoulder. Ir17;m sure there are a lot of teams that would be happy to go to a Stanley Cup Final and three of the last four Eastern Conference Finals. Thatr17;s tough to do. But with the expectations being so high for our group, we came into this year thinking this was our year, our turn.r1;The Lightning thought that also was the case a year ago when they took a 3-2 lead over Washington in the conference final. But they were outscored 7-0 in the next two games and it was the Capitals who ended up winning it all.Nikita Kucherov, who leads the NHL with 78 points, says itr17;s simple what needs to be different this time around.r0;Just make sure we score goals in Game 6 and 7 and play well defensively,r1; he said.There is still much to be decided in the final 10 weeks of the season. There are competitive division races outside of Tampa Bayr17;s runaway pace in the Atlantic, and 23 of the 31 teams are within five points of a playoff berth.Even in a place like Edmonton where the Oilers have been in turmoil for much of the season r12; with coach Todd McLellan getting fired in November and general manager Peter Chiarelli losing his job just before the break r12; there is still hope for the stretch run.Star Connor McDavid was grilled on media day about the problems, but he tried to put a positive light on it J.T. Brown Jersey Womens , pointing out that the team is just three points out of the playoffs despite so much going wrong.r0;What I look forward to coming back from the break is trying our best to prove everyone wrong,r1; he said. r0;We have an opportunity here, where things seem pretty down on us, therer17;s a sense of negativity with the media, with everyone around the team, we get to prove people wrong. We get to decide how wer17;re going to finish the second half. Thatr17;s what Ir17;m looking forward to.r1;The tightest races are in the Metropolitan Division, where the upstart Islanders are three points ahead of the defending champion Capitals and the Central Division where powerhouses Nashville and Winnipeg are tied with 64 points apiece.The Jets had won six of seven before dropping the final game before the break, while the Predators broke out of a rough patch of four losses in five games by winning at Colorado and Vegas.r0;Obviously the big thing for us is getting guys healthy and trying to get momentum going our way,r1; Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne said. r0;Wer17;ve been a little bit inconsistent the last little while. Before going on the break I felt that we were playing pretty strong hockey and I hope that we can continue that and keep building on that.r1;Calgary has built a little more of an edge in the Pacific with a five-point lead over San Jose, but both the Sharks and defending Western Conference champion Golden Knights are poised to push the Flames down the stretch.The Sharks finished before the break with a thrilling, come-from-behind 7-6 overtime win at Washington and hope the preseason addition of star defenseman Erik Karlsson proves to be the final piece needed to lead the franchise to its first championship.After a somewhat slow start, Karlsson has been playing at an elite level the past two months, showing why the Sharks coveted him so much. The next big question will be whether they can lock him up with a long-term deal before he can become a free agent this summer.San Jose can offer Karlsson an eight-year contract r12; one year longer than anyone else r12; after the Feb. 25 trade deadline Tomas Plekanec Jersey Womens , but Karlsson said he is not worried about that just yet.r0;Ir17;m enjoying every moment,r1; he said. r0;Ir17;m not going to speak about the future. Ir17;ve enjoyed every second. Wer17;ve got a great team, and Ir17;m excited for the last 30 games.r1; TORONTO (AP) r12; With just one win in seven games the Minnesota Wild needed a lift. Zach Parise provided it.Parise broke a tie off a turnover early in the third period and the Wild rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday.r0;Itr17;s been some tough sledding for us,r1; Parise said. r0;We played a pretty solid game.r1;Auston Matthews lost the puck to Parise, who beat goalie Michael Hutchinson high over his glove at 4:21 for his 18th goal of the season. Minnesota overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2.r0;We kept pushing even when they got the 3-2 (lead),r1; said Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, who was just named to his third all-star game. r0;We just stuck with it.r1;Toronto got a power play midway through the period, with Matthews hitting the post short side on Dubnyk. The Leafs pulled Hutchinson with 2:45 left, but were unable to get anything past the Wild netminder, including a chance that dribbled off the post in the dying seconds.r0;Your17;ve got to learn how to win all kinds of games,r1; Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. r0;Theyr17;re a veteran team, they make it hard on you. We scored twice in the first period r30; I didnr17;t like our first period. They were better than us. After that I liked our game a lot.r1;Jared Spurgeon had a goal and two assists, Charlie Coyle added a goal and an assist Tomas Tatar Jersey Womens , and Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota. Dubnyk stopped 38 shots.Mitch Marner scored twice and William Nylander had the other goal for Toronto, which lost its second straight. John Tavares added two assists for the Leafs, and Hutchinson made 30 saves in his debut in an emergency recall from the minors. Hutchinson has only been with the organization since Saturday following a trade with the Florida Panthers.Marner staked the Leafs to an early lead when he snared a loose puck off the opening faceoff and fired a backhander off the post and in after just seven seconds to tie the Leafsr17; franchise record for fastest goal at the start of a game. The 21-year-old winger made it 2-0 at 5:38 with his 15th goal of the season and ninth in the last eight games, scoring off a give-and-go with Tavares.Coyle cut the deficit to 2-1 at 9:10 when he scored his seventh on a rebound and the Wild tied it at 5:09 of the second when Koivu swatted his sixth past a down-and-out Hutchinson.Nylander responded with his first goal of the year when he beat Dubnyk upstairs at 8:16 to make it 3-2. The winger had just two points in his 11 previous games since his contract impasse with the Leafs ended on Dec. 1 with a six-year, $45 million deal.Parise hit the crossbar moments later, but the Wild evened the score at 9:36 when Spurgeon put a shot through Hutchinsonr17;s pads for his fifth goal of the season.NOTES: Marnerr17;s first goal tied Charlie Conacherr17;s team record set Feb. 6, 1932 against the Boston Bruins. r30; Hutchinson was 1-1-2 with an .839 save percentage and a 4.18 goals-against average in four games for the Panthers this season, but was a respectable 43-39-11 with a .910 save percentage and a 2.65 GAA in 102 games between 2013 and 2018 with Winnipeg. r30; Hutchinson and fellow netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo were recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis with both No. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen (groin) and backup Garret Sparks (concussion protocol) out. Andersen is on injured reserve while Sparks, who took a shot up high in Wednesdayr17;s practice after starting Torontor17;s last three games, sat out for precautionary reasons. r30; Tavares and Matthews were named as Torontor17;s All-Star representatives. r30; Scotiabank Arena had significantly more kids than usual for a matinee start that included a flashy opening ceremony with children dressed up as players, referees and announcers. There were even miniature versions of Leafs coach Mike Babcock and famed Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry.UP NEXTWild: At Ottawa on Saturday.Maple Leafs: Host Vancouver on Saturday night.