Kane, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy last year as playoff MVP, then skated toward the net, slowed up for a second and sent a shot past Rask on the stick side to give Chicago the win. The Blackhawks had lost their past seven games that had gone past regulation.
LIGHTNING 5, HURRICANES 3
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mark Barberio scored his first two career goals and Tampa Bay moved into a tie for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, who pulled even with Boston atop the division with 62 points.
Ben Bishop made a career-high 48 saves for Tampa Bay. He shut out the Hurricanes in his only other two appearances in Raleigh, including a 3-0 victory on Nov. 1.
RANGERS 4, CAPITALS 1
The Rangers' offence broke out for the second straight day, following a 1-0 win over Detroit on Thursday, and recorded four goals for the third time in five games. Lundqvist, who got the day off when New York won 4-1 at Ottawa on Saturday, was sharp again in making 24 saves.
New York, 11-3-1 in its last 15 games, improved to 12-11-3 at home. Washington dropped its fifth straight (0-3-2).
Alex Ovechkin netted the only goal for Washington.
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