NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Callahan had two goals and an assist for the New York Rangers, who broke out of their offensive doldrums and snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the battered Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
After falling behind 2-0 only 5:06 in, the Rangers tied it before the first intermission. They busted out in the second period - while recording 16 shots - on goals by Vinny Prospal, Callahan, and Artem Anisimov to build a three-goal lead. That was enough to end New York's 0-5-1 skid that put the team's playoff hopes in jeopardy.
The Rangers hadn't won since beating Washington 2-1 in a shootout on Jan. 24.
New York's rally was sparked by coach John Tortorella's timeout called after Nick Johnson's second NHL goal put Pittsburgh ahead by two. Hard-hitting Deryk Engelland gave the Penguins a 1-0 edge at 2:06.
DALLAS (AP) - Rick Nash scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Steve Mason made 29 saves, and surging Columbus matched a club record with its fifth consecutive road win.
Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, 5-0-2 in their last seven to move closer to playoff contention.
Brad Richards picked up his 24th goal and Kari Lehtonen stopped 37 shots for the Stars, 2-6-1 in their last nine.
Nash gave Columbus a 2-1 advantage at 6:33 of the second, taking a pass from Jakub Voracek, skating in alone and sending a backhander past Lehtonen for his team-high 26th of the season and 15th of his career against Dallas.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Michael Grabner capped a three-goal game by scoring at 2:55 in overtime, leading the injury- and suspension-depleted Islanders to the victory.
John Tavares, Blake Comeau, Milan Jurcina and Ty Wishart also scored for an Islanders team that won its third straight and showed it still had some offensive punch left after a brawl-filled 9-3 win over Pittsburgh on Friday.
Kyle Okposo had four assists for the Islanders, who rallied from a 4-2 second-period deficit.
Drew Stafford scored three times for the Sabres, who had won a season-high three straight. It was his league-leading fourth three-goal game of the season and second in three outings.
Tyler Ennis had three assists, while Jochen Hecht, Tyler Myers and Nathan Gerbe also scored for Buffalo.