Ryan Callahan had two goals and two assists, Brandon Dubinsky added two goals and an assist, and the Rangers broke out of a scoring drought to beat the Montreal Canadiens, 6-2, last night in New York.
Marian Gaborik had a goal and two assists, and Chris Drury also scored to help the Rangers - who had only five goals in their previous five games - end a three-game losing streak. They outshot the Canadiens, 34-20, including 15-2 in the second period.
Michael Cammalleri and Brian Gionta scored for Montreal.
The Rangers had scored just one goal in their previous three games. But they erupted for three consecutive goals in the second period to wipe away Montreal’s 2-0 advantage.
Fifty-seven seconds into the period and eight seconds after the Canadiens killed off a penalty, Callahan put the Rangers on the scoreboard. Gaborik collected a loose puck behind the goal line and sent it toward the net ,where Callahan poked it over the line.
Capitals 5, Flyers 3 - Brooks Laich scored twice, including a shorthanded goal in the third period, Alex Ovechkin converted a penalty shot, and Washington beat visiting Philadelphia.
The league’s highest-scoring team produced at least four goals for the seventh straight game, improving to 6-1 during that stretch.
Mike Knuble and Alexander Semin also scored, and Jose Theodore made 30 saves.
Jeff Carter, James van Riemsdyk, and Danny Briere scored for the Flyers, who outshot the Capitals, 33-22.
Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 3 - Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, and Patrick Sharp scored in the shootout to give Chicago the win at Detroit.
Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist and Patrick Kane and Sharp also had goals for Chicago. Antti Niemi stopped 35 shots.
Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and Patrick Eaves also scored for Detroit.
Ducks 5, Flames 4 - Bobby Ryan scored the go-ahead goal with 7:17 left and host Anaheim overcame Calgary’s three breakaway goals.