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NHL ROUNDUP: Rangers score third straight win

by The Associated Press on November 03, 2013 2:40 AM

Derek Stepan scored his first three goals of the season, and Carl Hagelin added his first two as the New York Rangers’ had their best offensive output of the season in a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves and grabbed first star honors for New York (6-7), which is on a season-high, three-game winning streak.

Hagelin scored the Rangers’ first two goals of the game, and Stepan netted the final three.


ISLANDERS 3, BRUINS 1: John Tavares, Andrew MacDonald and Thomas Vanek scored second-period goals, and backup Kevin Poulin made 26 saves for his first win of the season as New York beat Boston.

The Islanders (6-5-3) won for the second straight night. Boston (8-5) lost for the third time in four games.


BLACKHAWKS 5, JETS 1: Brandon Bollig, Patrick Sharp and Nick Leddy scored within a 4:55 span in the second period, and Chicago extended its winning streak to three games in a rout of Winnipeg.

Corey Crawford stopped 26 shots to earn his eighth win of the season. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Ben Smith also scored, and Marcus Kruger had a pair of assists for the Blackhawks, who are 4-1-1 on the road.


DUCKS 6, SABRES 3: Emerson Etem and Corey Perry both scored two goals to lift Anaheim over reeling Buffalo.

Ryan Getzlaf scored and added a pair of assists for the Ducks (11-3-1), who recorded five straight goals after Buffalo struck first. Sami Vatanen also scored for Anaheim.

Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers and Henrik Tallinder scored for Buffalo.


LIGHTNING 4, BLUES 2: Brett Connolly and Valtteri Filppula scored in the third period, lifting Tampa Bay over St. Louis.

It was Connolly’s second game since being recalled from Syracuse of the AHL.

Alex Killorn had a goal and two assists, and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, who have won all five games this season against Western Conference teams.

St. Louis got goals from Alex Pietrangelo and Jaden Schwartz.


FLYERS 1, DEVILS 0: After being embarrassed by Washington at home 24 hours earlier, Philadelphia gutted out a win at New Jersey.

Brayden Schenn deflected Andrej Meszaros’ shot past Martin Brodeur in the first period, and Ray Emery made 14 saves, as last-place Philadelphia (4-9) earned a needed victory.


CAPITALS 3, PANTHERS 2, SO: Nicklas Backstrom scored in the first period and added the winning goal in the shootout to lift Washington over Florida.

The Capitals won their second game in a row without Alex Ovechkin, who is out with an unspecified upper-body injury.

Tomas Fleishmann tied the game for Florida with a power-play goal with 2:38 left in the third.


CANUCKS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 0: Roberto Luongo made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season, leading Vancouver to a victory over Toronto.

Daniel Sedin, Zack Kassian, Chris Higgins and Dan Hamhuis scored for the Canucks.

Henrik Sedin, who along with his brother signed a four-year contract extension on Friday, earned an assist on Daniel’s first-period goal to extend his point streak to 11 games (three goals, 10 assists).

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