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NEW YORK (AP) -Vinny Prospal scored two goals - including his 200th in the NHL - during first-period power plays and the New York Rangers stretched their winning streak to six games with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

Prospal added an assist on Marian Gaborik's sixth of the season that made it 4-2 at 4:22 of the third. Gaborik has 10 points this season - at least one in all seven games.

The Rangers swept a three-game homestand in four days and improved to 6-0 since a season-opening loss at Pittsburgh. Former Kings forward Brian Boyle scored a second-period goal, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his fifth win in six games.

Ryan Smyth and Michal Handzus scored for Los Angeles, which had won four in a row after losing on opening night to Phoenix. Erik Ersberg, making his first start of the season in relief of No. 1 goalie Jon Quick, stopped 17 shots.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Chris Kunitz beat Cam Ward on the 12th shot of a shootout to help Pittsburgh improve to 5-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history.

Evgeni Malkin and Michael Rupp scored in regulation for the Stanley Cup champion Penguins. Ray Whitney scored twice for Carolina, helping the Hurricanes rally from a 2-0 deficit to force overtime in the first meeting between the teams since Pittsburgh swept Carolina in the Eastern Conference finals.

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