ANISIMOV SCORES LATE IN 2ND TO LIFT CHICAGO TO WIN
new york» Artem Anisimov scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period to lead the Blackhawks over the Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Scott Darling stopped 33 shots, upping his record to 7-2-2.
Artemi Panarin had two assists and Anisimov had one as Chicago got even with New York following a 1-0 overtime loss at home to the Rangers last Friday.
Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers and Antti Raanta, starting for the fourth straight game, made 24 saves.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was activated from injured reserve earlier in the day after missing nine games with an upper-body injury.
Jack Eichel scored two goals in a 2:08 span of the second period and assisted on another goal to lead the Sabres in a 6-3 victory over the Kings. Ryan O’Reilly and Brian Gionta also scored for Buffalo during a four-goal flurry in a 6:13 span of the second period. … Matt Niskanen scored two goals in the third period, lifting the Capitals over the Islanders 4-2 for their fifth straight victory. … Jamie McGinn scored twice and the Coyotes beat the Red Wings 4-1. … Lawson Crouse and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo also scored for Arizona. Peter Holland had two assists in his Coyotes debut, and Mike Smith made 37 saves. Justin Faulk scored the go-ahead goal 5:56 into the third period, and the Hurricanes rallied from three goals down to beat the Canucks 8-6. Jeff Skinner scored two goals, with his second starting Carolina’s wild comeback. … Logan Couture scored the only goal in a shootout, and the Sharks rallied for a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs. San Jose trailed 2-0 before Justin Braun and Joe Pavelski scored in a quick burst in the third period. … Mike Fisher scored twice and the Predators erased a three-goal deficit to beat the Blues 6-3. … Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and five players scored a goal each as the Wild won their fifth straight game, 5-1 over the Panthers .… Jamie Benn scored one goal and had two assists as the Stars beat the Ducks 6-2. … Sam Gagner had a goal and an assist, and the streaking Blue Jackets won their seventh straight game by beating the Oilers 3-1.
Jordan Staal activated. The Hurricanes activated center Jordan Staal from injured reserve after he missed seven games with a concussion. … Coyotes forward Max Domi will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his right hand.