BOSTON (AP) -Miroslav Satan and Dennis Wideman scored, and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves to help the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Sunday.
Boston, eighth in the Eastern Conference with 76 points with 11 games left, opened a three-point lead over ninth-place Atlanta and a five-point advantage over the Rangers. Michael Del Zotto scored for the Rangers.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Nathan Horton, David Booth and Cory Stillman scored in the first period and Florida snapped a three-game losing streak.
Stephen Weiss and Radek Dvorak added third-period goals, and Scott Clemmensen made 29 saves for the Panthers. Steven Stamkos and Steve Downie scored for Tampa Bay. The Lightning have lost five straight and have won just two of their last 14.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Chuck Kobasew scored twice and Minnesota won its third straight home game, beating Calgary for the fifth time in six games.
Josh Harding made 29 saves, and Andrew Brunette and Guillaume Latendresse also scored for Minnesota, seven points behind eighth-place Detroit in the Western Conference. Steve Staios, Ian White and Eric Nystrom scored for Calgary, two points behind Detroit.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jochen Hecht had two goals, Tim Connolly, Toni Lydman and Tim Kennedy also scored, and Ryan Miller made 27 saves for Buffalo.
The Sabres won their third straight to finish 3-1-1 on a five-game trip.
Sergei Samsonov, Brandon Sutter and Eric Staal scored for Carolina.