UPDATE 1-NHL-Highlights of Saturday’s National Hockey League games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) March 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Canadiens 4, Lightning 3 The Montreal Canadiens used a three-goal third period barrage to stun the reeling Lightning, 4-3, at Tampa Bay Times Forum and maintain their perch atop the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, continued to slide out of playoff contention with its seventh loss in the last eight games. Montreal used two goals in the first nine minutes of the third period to tie the score, 3-3, and went ahead when Brendan Gallagher jammed in a loose puck in the crease with 7:57 left. ...

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