Cana­di­ens snap skid against cold Rangers

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Scoreboard -

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.


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.


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.

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