NEW YORK, N.Y. - 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 honours 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.
Carolina (4-7-3) has lost five straight.
ISLANDERS 3, BRUINS 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — 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 the New York Islanders beat Boston.
Tavares knocked a loose puck past Bruins backup goalie Chad Johnson at 6:15 of the second for his sixth goal of the season.
After MacDonald scored his first of the season at 13:13 to make it 2-0, and Boston's Dougie Hamilton answered two minutes later, Vanek scored his first with the Islanders.
It was his 255th NHL goal and 500th point. The 29-year-old Vanek also assisted on Tavares' goal.
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
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.
Defenceman Tobias Enstrom's goal made it 1-0 in the first period for the Jets, who have lost three straight.
It was the Jets' biggest margin of defeat this season. They had lost 4-1 to Dallas Oct. 11.
DUCKS 6, SABRES 3
Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers and Henrik Tallinder scored for Buffalo, but the Sabres (2-13-1) continued their worst start in franchise history. The Sabres have lost their first nine home games, their longest stretch to open a season.
Thirteen players recorded points for Anaheim, which won its first game in Buffalo since 2009.
Buffalo barely tested Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller, and the Sabres were outshot for the sixth straight game, 29-17.
The three-goal loss was the Sabres' fifth of the season, four of which have come at home.
LIGHTNING 4, BLUES 2
Connolly, playing in his second game since being recalled from Syracuse of the AHL, put Tampa Bay ahead 3-2 when he redirected Radko Gudas' shot at 8:37 of the third. Filppula made it 4-2 with 3:59 remaining.
FLYERS 1, DEVILS 0
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After being embarrassed by Washington at home 24 hours earlier, Philadelphia gutted out a win at New Jersey.
The fight-filled 7-0 loss to Washington on Friday might have sparked the Flyers.
Philadelphia peppered Brodeur, who started his season-high third consecutive game. Brodeur made 20 saves.
New Jersey came up empty on five power-plays. Emery, who gave up four goals on 15 shots and fought Washington's Braden Holtby a night earlier, recorded his 15th NHL shutout.
PENGUINS 3, BLUE JACKETS 0
The Penguins beat the Blue Jackets for the second straight day to stretch their winning streak to four. Zatkoff was 0-2 with a 5.06 goals-against average coming in.
Engelland scored on a rapid-fire one-timer and Kunitz picked up his eighth when a shot went in off a Blue Jacket's stick in the third. Jokinen added an empty-net goal.
Perhaps Zatkoff's best save came when he blocked Dalton Prout's hard shot from close range at 8:32 of the third period that would have cut the margin to a goal.
Curtis McElhinney, getting his second start for the Blue Jackets, stopped 24 shots.
CAPITALS 3, PANTHERS 2, SO
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — 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.
Ovechkin had 10 goals in 12 games before he was hurt in the first period Monday at Vancouver. Since then, the Capitals have outscored opponents 9-2 and reached .500 (7-7).
Jesse Winchester had the Panthers' other goal.
CANUCKS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season, leading Vancouver to a victory over Toronto.
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).
Before the game, Vancouver retired former star winger Pavel Bure's No. 10.
James Reimer kept the Maple Leafs in it most of the night, making 43 saves as Toronto was outshot for the 13th time in 15 games this season. The Maple Leafs had a three-game winning streak snapped.
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