NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mats Zuccarello and Oscar Lindberg scored first-period power-play goals and the New York Rangers beat Carolina 4-3 on Monday night to keep up their mastery of the Hurricanes.
Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard also scored and New York improved to 18-1-0 in its last 19 meetings with Carolina. The Rangers have won 11 straight against the Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden.
Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves and the Rangers ended a three-game losing streak.
Jordan Stall, Victor Rask and Chris Terry scored for the Hurricanes. Carolina battled back from a 4-1 deficit to make it a contest at the end.
ISLANDERS 5, AVALANCHE 3
Cal Clutterbuck broke a tie 1:52 into the third period and New York beat Colorado.
Kyle Okposo, Mikhail Grabovski, Casey Cizikas and Ryan Strome also scored and the Islanders won for the third time in four games. Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots.
Jarome Iginla, Nick Holden and former Islander Blake Comeau each scored for Colorado, but the Avalanche fell for the fifth time in their last seven games.
Off a faceoff win, Clutterbuck redirected Thomas Hickey's point shot past goalie Semyon Varlamov's glove. The goal was Clutterbuck's sixth of the season and the first of two third-period goals from the Isles' fourth line.