NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tuukka Rask made 43 saves — including a stop on a first-period penalty shot — and the Boston Bruins spoiled the return of New York forward Rick Nash in a 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille, with his 10th career short-handed goal, provided all the offence Rask needed in the second period as the Bruins (14-6-1) finished a 2-1 road trip after winning at Carolina on Monday.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 shots, but most of the action was at the other end. The Rangers have only two goals in three games, splitting a pair of 1-0 decisions in the previous two. New York has dropped three in a row at home.
PREDATORS 2, RED WINGS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Rookie goalie Marek Mazanec made 27 saves to earn his first shutout, and Nashville extended Detroit's losing streak to seven games.
The Red Wings' home slide reached eight games (0-6-2). They have gone seven games without a win overall (0-5-2) for the first time since the last seven games of the 2002 regular season, according to STATS. That team went on to hoist the Stanley Cup.
FLYERS 5, SENATORS 2
Timonen and Simmonds scored 23 seconds apart to snap a 2-all tie in the third period. Mason stoned Turris on a penalty shot with 5:06 left to preserve the two-goal cushion.
CANADIENS 6, WILD 2
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty had a natural hat trick in the second period as Montreal cooled off Minnesota.
Wild starter Josh Harding, one of the NHL's three stars for his three wins last week, was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on 19 shots. Harding has given up three goals only twice this season, both times to Montreal.
The only other hat trick of Pacioretty's career came on Feb. 9, 2012.
BLUES 4, SABRES 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brenden Morrow scored twice and St. Louis extended its mastery of Buffalo.
Tyler Ennis scored for the Sabres just 10 seconds into the game, but Buffalo lost after consecutive home wins last week.
St. Louis is 8-1 in its past nine trips to Buffalo.
MAPLE LEAFS 5, ISLANDERS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Phil Kessel scored two goals and Toronto beat New York for its second win in a row.
Smith had a goal and two assists, and Joffrey Lupul had three assists.