Canadiens snap skid against cold Rangers
MONTREAL — Shea Weber and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens snapped a five- game losing streak with a 5- 2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Tomas Tatar also scored for the Canadiens, who won for the first time at home since Nov. 10. Carey Price stopped 20 shots.
Jimmy Vesey and Ryan Strome scored for the Rangers, losers in four of their last five games. Backup goalie Alexandar Georgiev made 37 saves on 42 shots. Mika Zibanejad had two assists.
ISLANDERS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2
NEW YORK — Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and the New York Islanders won in their return to the Nassau Coliseum, rallying to beat Columbus.
Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the second period to tie the score after the Islanders fell behind, and Thomas Greiss stopped 28 shots. Scott Mayfield and Jordan Eberle each had two assists to help New York improve to 10- 2- 0 against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.
Markus Hannikainen and Pierre- Luc Dubois scored for Columbus, which had won two straight. Cam Atkinson had an assist for his 300th career point and extending his point streak to 10 games. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 26 saves.
RED WINGS 4, BRUINS 2
BOSTON — Frans Nielsen scored his first goal of the season to break a tie with 8: 07 left in the third period and Jimmy Howard made 37 saves, lifting the surging Detroit Red Wings past Boston.
Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin had second- period goals, and Gustav Nyquist added an empty- netter for the Red Wings, who improved 11- 4- 1 in their last 16 games after opening the season with just one win
( 1- 7- 2) in their first 10.
David Backes and Ryan Donato had Boston’s goals, and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots. The Bruins lost for just the third time in 12 home games this season.