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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Rick Nash had a goal and assist, and Mackenzie Skapski stopped 24 shots in his NHL debut in the New York Rangers' 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

Carl Hagelin, on a breakaway, and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York. The Rangers improved to 8-1-2 in their past 11, beat Buffalo for the sixth straight time, and extended their road winning streak to a season-best five straight.

Skapski gave up a goal on the first shot he faced 14 seconds in, when Matt Moulson converted Torrey Mitchell's pass into the slot off a faceoff to the right of the New York net. Skapski got the nod in place of Cam Talbot, who has gone 5-1-2 in eight starts since Henrik Lundqvist was sidelined by a neck injury.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? Mike Cammalleri scored twice in New Jersey's victory over Vancouver.

Jordin Tootoo and Patrik Elias also scored, defenceman Adam Larsson had three assists and Cory Schneider had 21 saves against his former teammates to give New Jersey points in 12 of its last 14 games (9-2-3) at the Prudential Center.

Zack Kassian scored twice for the Canucks.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Eric Staal had a goal and an assist and Carolina beat Toronto to sweep the three-game season series.

Jordan Staal had the other goal for the Hurricanes. Carolina goalie Cam Ward, playing in his 499th NHL game ??? all for the Hurricanes ??? had 23 saves. Brandon Kozun had his first NHL goal for the Maple Leafs.

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