The Associated Press
Mar. 15, 2014
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots to match the Rangers' record for career wins, and Swedish countryman Carl Hagelin scored three goals to lift New York to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL on Friday.
Lundqvist tied the mark of 301 wins with the Rangers, set by Stanley Cup-winner Mike Richter. Lundqvist will have a chance to break the record Sunday at home against San Jose.
Chris Kreider also scored for the Rangers, who went 1-2 on a three-game trip, bouncing back from a 2-1 loss at Minnesota on Thursday. New York took a 1-0 lead on its third shot of the game.
Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets, who have lost six straight and are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Jets failed to earn a point as they had in three of the previous five losses.
SHARKS 4, ISLANDERS 3
UNIONDALE, New York — Matt Nieto and Jason Demers scored first-period goals as San Jose defeated New York for its fifth straight win.
Joe Thornton and Marty Havlat added goals in the second as the Sharks improved to 20-6-3 against the NHL's Eastern Conference. Antti Niemi made 35 saves for San Jose.
Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders, who lost for the fifth time in six home games.
New York, which began a four-game homestand following a 2-1-1 trip, has an NHL-worst 9-17-8 home record.
Former Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots for the Islanders in his first start against them.
DUCKS 6, AVALANCHE 4
DENVER (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in 47 seconds, and Anaheim netted six in the second period to beat Colorado.
Corey Perry, Daniel Winnik and Ben Lovejoy also scored for the Ducks, who stopped a four-game skid with their biggest offensive output since they scored nine goals against Vancouver on Jan. 1.
Jonas Hiller made 34 saves two nights after giving up three goals on five shots before being pulled.
The Ducks stayed tied with San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division. Both teams have 95 points, but the Ducks have played one fewer game.
CAPITALS 4, CANUCKS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Green netted the go-ahead goal in the third period, Alex Ovechkin also scored, and Evgeny Kuznetsov had three assists for his first NHL points, as Washington edged Vancouver.
Washington led 3-1 early in the third before Shawn Matthias and Nicklas Jensen scored for Vancouver to tie it.
Green put the Capitals ahead for good with 9:41 left, scoring with a slap shot off a feed from Nicklas Backstrom from behind the net.
Joel Ward and Tom Wilson also scored for the Capitals. Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves.
Jordan Schroeder scored Vancouver's other goal, and Chris Higgins and Christopher Tanev both had two assists. Eddie Lack stopped 17 shots.
PANTHERS 5, DEVILS 3
SUNRISE, Florida (AP) — Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal as Florida held on to beat New Jersey.
Vincent Trocheck, Brad Boyes, Quinton Howden and Brian Campbell also scored for Florida. Roberto Luongo stopped 28 shots. Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists, and Boyes also had an assist.
Patrik Elias had a goal and assist, and Bryce Salvador and Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Devils. Cory Schneider made 17 saves.
The Panthers ended a three-game losing streak and handed the Devils their first loss in three games.
RED WINGS 2, OILERS 1, SO
DETROIT (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored on Detroit's third shootout attempt, and Jimmy Howard stopped all three Edmonton attempts in the Red Wings' win.
Edmonton's Ryan Smyth tied the game midway through the third period, scoring on a shot set up by Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith's backhanded giveaway.
Riley Sheahan put the Red Wings ahead 1-0 late in the first period.
Edmonton has the worst record in the Western Conference and isn't far from being eliminated from the playoff race for the eighth straight season.
PREDATORS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Roman Josi had three assists and Ryan Ellis scored in the third period as Nashville beat Chicago for its third consecutive win.
Mike Fisher and Patric Hornqvist also scored for Nashville, which has won two of three against Chicago this season. Shea Weber had an assist, and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves.
It was the second straight loss for the Blackhawks, who dropped to 10-8-7 in 2014.
Jonathan Toews and Peter Regin scored for Chicago, and Corey Crawford made 26 saves in his 200th NHL game.
FLAMES 4, STARS 3, SO
DALLAS (AP) — Mike Cammalleri scored two goals and Corban Knight netted the winner in a shootout as Calgary erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat Dallas.
It was the Stars' first home game since forward Rich Peverley collapsed on their bench on Monday.
Peverley got a standing ovation in the first period, four nights after he was revived by medical personnel during a game against Columbus that was postponed.
Trailing 3-1 late in the third, Calgary's Paul Byron and Cammalleri scored a pair of goals three minutes apart to even the score, leading to the shootout.