Pavel Kubina and Ruslan Fedotenko scored second-period goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to their sixth straight victory by beating the Flyers, 2-1, last night in Philadelphia.
Kubina and Fedotenko scored in a 1:42 span on the Lightning's first two shots against backup goalie Neil Little, forced into the game when Flyers starter Robert Esche sprained his left knee.
Esche has hurt in a collision with teammate Simon Gagne in a scramble near the Flyers' goal at 2:48 of the period.
Esche remained in the game for the next 1:35 before being replaced by Little, recalled from Philadelphia of the AHL on Friday. Esche stopped all 10 shots he faced.
Michal Handzus scored for the Flyers, who had five-game unbeaten string snapped.
Rangers 4, Canucks 3 -- Bobby Holik scored his second goal of the game with 2:41 remaining and host New York edged Vancouver. The Rangers had won only once in their previous 10 games (1-7-2), but they snapped the Canucks' five-game winning streak after squandering a two-goal lead in the third period. Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi scored seven minutes apart in the third period to draw Vancouver even.The Canucks had won 10 of their previous 11 road games. Wild 4, Blues 0 -- Goalie Dwayne Roloson made 24 saves, earning his third shutout of the season, as host Minnesota blanked St. Louis. Wes Walz scored twice, once on a penalty shot, and Sergei Zholtok and Pascal Dupuis also had goals for the Wild.
Blues goalie Chris Osgood, who has one win in his last 16 starts, was replaced by Reinhard Divis midway through the second period after a slap shot by Dupuis made it 3-0. Osgood stopped five of eight shots for St. Louis, 0-6-1 in its last seven. Oilers 2, Mighty Ducks 1 -- Jarret Stoll scored 36 seconds into overtime to give host Edmonton its victory over Anaheim. Blue Jackets 3, Coyotes 3 -- David Vyborny scored on a penalty shot and had an assist, and Anders Eriksson added two goals to help Columbus gain a tie in Phoenix.