NEW YORK, N.Y. - Brian Boyle scored his first goal of the season and Ryan Callahan added his first since returning from a broken thumb as the New York Rangers matched a season high in goals with a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh had won four straight and defeated New York eight times in nine meetings, but Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan scored 1:05 apart late in the first period to put the Rangers ahead. Boyle and Callahan connected within a 2:28 span of the second to send New York to its fourth win in five games.
Kris Letang's power-play goal pulled the Penguins to 3-1 with 5:26 left in the second, but Callahan's fourth of the season — in his second game back in the lineup — restored the Rangers' three-goal lead 1:04 later.
Marc-Andre Fleury, who sat out Pittsburgh's 3-0 win at Columbus on Saturday, stopped 20 shots.
DUCKS 5, COYOTES 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hampus Lindholm scored his first NHL goal, Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal right before the second-period buzzer, and Anaheim stayed atop the league standings with a victory over Phoenix.
Ryan Getzlaf, Lindholm and Cam Fowler each had a goal and an assist in Anaheim's triumphant return from a 5-2-1 road trip. With their sixth win in seven games, the Ducks (13-3-1) lead the NHL with 27 points.
Perry tipped home Lindholm's shot during a delayed penalty with 1.1 seconds left in the period, and Fowler provided a cushion with the second power-play goal of the night for the Ducks, whose NHL-worst power play had scored just four times all season.
PREDATORS 6, AVALANCHE 4
Craig Smith and Paul Gaustad also scored for the Predators, who stopped Colorado's six-game winning streak. Carter Hutton made 11 third-period saves to preserve the win, and Gabriel Bourque scored into an empty net.
Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists for Colorado (12-2-0), which fell one win short of NHL history. The Avalanche were attempting to set a franchise record and match the 2007-08 Ottawa Senators for the best 14-game start in league history.
BLACKHAWKS 4, JETS 1
It was the Blackhawks' second convincing victory over the Jets in five days. Chicago won 5-1 in Winnipeg on Saturday.
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