Antelope Valley Press

National Hockey League results | Wednesday


Rangers 3, Lightning 1

NEW YORK — Jimmy Vesey scored twice and Jonathan Quick made 19 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning for their third straight win.

Jonny Brodzinski also scored for the Rangers, who won for the second time in three days after the All-Star break. Quick has started both games.

Brandon Hagel scored for Tampa Bay, and Andrei Vasilevski­y finished with 21 saves. The Lightning had won three straight and eight of their previous nine.

The game was delayed at the seven-minute mark of the second when Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev had to leave the ice on a stretcher after his left leg bent at an awkward angle in a play along the boards in the Tampa Bay end. Sergachev had returned Wednesday after missing 17 games with a leg injury suffered in December.

Stars 5, Maple Leafs 4

TORONTO — Mitch Marner and William Nylander scored 20 seconds apart midway through the third period, Auston Matthews had his NHL-leading 41st goal and Toronto beat Dallas.

Nylander had two goals and an assist, Matthews added an assist and John Tavares had a goal and two assists for the Maple Leafs. Ilya Samsonov made 27 saves. Toronto scored three times on the power play.

Evgeni Dadonov scored twice for Dallas, the second on a third-period penalty shot. Jamie Benn and Wyatt Johnston also scored. Scott Wedgewood made 26 saves with Jake Oettinger resting after a 2-1 victory in Buffalo on Tuesday night. The Stars had won four straight and seven of 10.

Wild 2, Blackhawks 1

CHICAGO — Marcus Foligno snapped a third-period tie and Filip Gustavsson made 20 saves, helping Minnesota beat Nick Foligno and Chicago.

Each of the Foligno brothers scored in the first game for the Central Division foes after the All-Star break, but Marcus Foligno’s ninth of the season lifted Minnesota to its 11th consecutiv­e victory over Chicago. Marcus Foligno also fought with Blackhawks defenseman Jarred Tinordi in the second period.

Jacob Lucchini scored in the first for Minnesota, which had dropped two in a row.

Petr Mrazek made 23 stops for Chicago in the opener of a five-game homestand.

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