NY Rangers shoutout Carolina Hur­ri­canes

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NEW YORK: Two goals 11 sec­onds apart from Jes­per Fast and Rick Nash along with 33 saves from goal­tender Hen­rik Lundqvist helped give the New York Rangers a 3-0 vic­tory against the Carolina Hur­ri­canes at Madi­son Square Gar­den. The Rangers have won six straight and sit three points be­hind the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens for the league’s best record.

Rangers de­fense­man Ryan McDon­agh scored his first goal of the sea­son 13 sec­onds into third pe­riod.

Blues 2, Devils 0

Jake Allen made 24 saves to record his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive shutout as the St. Louis Blues de­feated the New Jer­sey Devils 2-0 at the Pru­den­tial Cen­ter. Allen, who made a ca­reer-high 45 saves in a 4-0 win over Nashville Satur­day, reg­is­tered back-to-back shutouts for the sec­ond time in his ca­reer. He also blanked the Devils last Novem­ber af­ter shut­ting out Ana­heim.

Avalanche 4, Fly­ers 0

The Colorado Avalanche kicked off a vi­tal stretch of games with a 4-0 vic­tory over the Philadel­phia Fly­ers at Wells Fargo Cen­ter.

The Avalanche (5-9-1), who opened a se­v­engame road trip, were led by a pair of goals from Matt Duch­ene and a shutout from backup goal­tender Reto Berra. Jarome Iginla and Cody McLeod also scored for Colorado, who start­ing on Tues­day play 14 of their next 18 games away from home.

Red Wings 1, Cap­i­tals 0

Goal­tender Petr Mrazek made 38 saves for his sixth ca­reer shutout in the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 win over the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals at Joe Louis Arena Tues­day. Cen­ter Andreas Athana­siou scored the win­ner for Detroit.

Canucks 5, Blue Jack­ets 3

Van­cou­ver’s Jan­nik Hansen and Daniel Sedin led an of­fen­sive out­burst with one goal and three as­sists each, guid­ing the Canucks to a come-frombe­hind 5-3 win over the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets at Na­tion­wide Arena. Hen­rik Sedin added two goals and an as­sist, and Bran­don Sut­ter also scored, as the Canucks snapped a three-game los­ing streak. The Canucks came back from deficits of 1-0 and 3-2 to win, scor­ing the fi­nal three goals of the game in the fi­nal 9:55.

Sabres 4, Light­ning 1

Af­ter los­ing to the Tampa Bay Light­ning three times in the first month of the sea­son, the Buf­falo Sabres got their re­venge Tues­day with a 4-1 road win sparked by rookie cen­ter Jack Eichel at Amalie Arena. Buf­falo (7-8-0) picked up just their third road win of the sea­son, while the Light­ning (7-8-2) have not been be­low .500 this late in the year since the 2012-13 sea­son.

Pan­thers 4, Flames 3

Jaromir Jagr scored the win­ning goal with 11:49 left in the third pe­riod, help­ing the Florida Pan­thers snap a five-game los­ing streak by beat­ing the Calgary Flames 4-3 at the BB&T Cen­ter. Jagr’s team­lead­ing sev­enth goal of the sea­son came off an as­sist from Nick Bjugstad. Jagr had an as­sist ear­lier in the game.

Wild 5, Jets 3

Thomas Vanek scored twice in the sec­ond pe­riod as the Min­nesota Wild jumped out to a four-goal lead and sailed past the Win­nipeg Jets 5-3.

Nino Nieder­re­iter, Erik Haula and Chris Porter also scored for the Wild, who won their sec­ond game in a row and im­proved to 7-1-0 at home. Goal­tender De­van Dub­nyk had 25 saves for Min­nesota (9-3-2).

Preda­tors 7, Sen­a­tors 5

Blanked de­spite pour­ing 45 shots at St. Louis goalie Jake Allen on Satur­day night, the Nashville Preda­tors more than made up for that on Tues­day. Nashville got goals from seven skaters and ral­lied for a 7-5 win over the Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors in Bridge­stone Arena.

Maple Leafs 3, Stars 2

Toronto Maple Leafs de­fense­man Jake Gardiner had a goal and an as­sist and goal­tender James Reimer stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 3-2 vic­tory over the Dal­las Stars at Amer­i­can Air­lines Cen­ter. Gardiner scored the game-win­ning goal with 3:28 re­main­ing with a slap shot from the right point that de­flected in off the stick of Stars cen­ter Colton Sce­viour.

Is­lan­ders 4, Sharks 2

Ex-Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss be­came the lat­est backup to take two points from San Jose as the New York Is­lan­ders handed the hosts a 4-2 loss at SAP Cen­ter. Greiss stopped 34 of 36 shots as the Sharks (7-8-0) dropped un­der .500 for the first time this sea­son. San Jose capped a poor home­s­tand with three losses in four tries.

Coy­otes 3, Kings 2

Brad Richard­son scored the go-ahead goal in the third pe­riod, lifting the Ari­zona Coy­otes to a 3-2 vic­tory over the Los An­ge­les Kings at Sta­ples Cen­ter. Richard­son scored with 8:13 re­main­ing, de­liv­er­ing his sec­ond goal of the sea­son af­ter re­ceiv­ing an ex­cel­lent pass from Jor­dan Marti­nook just out­side the crease. —Reuters

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