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UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rival 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.

New York has won all three meetings this season with the Rangers, taking the first two at Madison Square Garden and outscoring them 13-4 overall. Halak beat them 3-0 on Jan. 13.

Henrik Lundqvist was also sharp for the Rangers in making 34 saves.

Mikhail Grabovski returned from injury and scored in the first period, Matt Martin doubled the lead in the second, and Ryan Strome and All-Star John Tavares had goals in the third.

Carl Hagelin spoiled Halak's shutout bid in the closing seconds.

BLUE JACKETS 4, CAPITALS 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Cam Atkinson and Fedor Tyutin each had a goal and an assist, and Curtis McElhinney made 25 saves to lead the Blue Jackets to a win over the Capitals.

Mark Letestu and Ryan Johansen also scored, and Nick Foligno, captain of one of the teams in Sunday's NHL All-Star game played on the Blue Jackets' home ice, had two assists. Johansen was the All-Star MVP.

McElhinney, starting in place of top goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who will miss four to six weeks with a groin injury, made several big saves down the stretch.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist, and Andre Burakovsky and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have lost four in a row (0-3-1).

FLYERS 4, COYOTES 3, SO

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ??? Wayne Simmonds scored in regulation and got the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Flyers to a victory over the Coyotes.

After the Flyers missed on their first two shootout attempts, Simmonds beat Mike Smith for the winner.

Connor Murphy, Martin Erat and Tobias Rieder scored for the Coyotes.

R.J. Umberger and Michael Del Zotto also scored for the Flyers.

Steve Mason was sensational in relief for the Flyers and had 22 saves over the final 2 1/2 periods to help them rally from a 2-0 deficit.

PENGUINS 5, JETS 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) ??? David Perron and Brandon Sutter scored power-play goals less than 4 minutes apart in the third period and the Penguins rallied for a win over the Jets.

Nick Spaling, Steve Downie and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins. Kris Letang had a career-high five assists as Pittsburgh ended a four-game losing streak despite playing without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Thomas Greiss stopped 19 shots.

Adam Lowry, Jacob Trouba and Chris Thorburn scored for the Jets, who saw their five-game winning streak. Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves but was sloppy in the third period.

HURRICANES 4, LIGHTNING 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Eric Staal and Justin Faulk each had a goal and an assist to lift the Hurricanes to a victory over the Lightning.

Nathan Gerbe and Jiri Tlusty also scored and Jordan Staal had two assists to help Carolina win its third straight. The Hurricanes, 7-2-1 in their last 10, snapped the Lightning's three-game winning streak.

Carolina goalie Anton Khudobin finished with 28 saves for his sixth straight win.

Cedric Paquette and Brian Boyle scored for Tampa Bay.

CANADIENS 3, STARS 2

MONTREAL (AP) ????????? Carey Price stopped 40 saves for his 25th victory of the season as the Canadiens held off the Stars.

Alexei Emelin, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal.

Jamie Benn and Patrick Eaves had the goals for Dallas, which is four points out of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Kari Lehtonen finished with 23 saves.

RED WINGS 5, PANTHERS 4

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) ????????? Luke Glendening scored twice and Stephen Weiss had a goal and two assists against his former team to lift the Red Wings over the Panthers for their sixth straight victory.

Henrik Zetterberg and Drew Miller also scored for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek made 37 saves in his eighth consecutive start.

The Red Wings have won eight of nine. They beat the Panthers for the first time in three games this season.

Florida has lost five straight games, including four in a row at home.

Brad Boyes, Nick Bjugstad, Brandon Pirri and Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers. Barkov also had a pair of assists.

PREDATORS 4, AVALANCHE 3, OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ????????? Craig Smith scored on a breakaway at 2:46 of overtime and the Predators beat the Avalanche.

Roman Josi, Filip Forsberg and Colin Wilson also scored for the Predators, who pushed the NHL's best home record to 19-2-1 and tied the franchise record with their eighth straight home win.

Mike Ribeiro had three assists and Shea Weber two as Nashville improved to 9-1-3 in its last 13 games.

Carter Hutton made 21 saves in earning his second straight home win in place of injured All-Star goalie Pekka Rinne.

Cody McLeod, Jarome Iginla and Nick Holden scored for Colorado.

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