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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Derick Brassard scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Jesper Fast, J.T. Miller and Lee Stempniak also scored for New York, which swept the Flyers in a home-and home matchup on consecutive days. Fast's goal was the first of his NHL career.

The Rangers have also won the first three matchups of the season against Philadelphia. Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves for New York.

Nicklas Grossmann and Jakub Voracek scored for Philadelphia, which has lost four in a row. Ray Emery made 30 saves.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? Christian Ehrhoff scored his first goal of the season with 4:33 remaining, helping Pittsburgh top Carolina.

Robert Bortuzzo's first-period goal gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead, and the Penguins held on to avenge a home loss to Carolina on Friday.

Justin Faulk put the Hurricanes ahead 1-0 with a power-play goal in the first ??? just 17 seconds before Chris Kunitz tied it for Pittsburgh ??? and Elias Lindholm cut Carolina's deficit to 3-2 with 11.7 seconds left in the game.

Thomas Greiss made 32 saves for Pittsburgh (16-5-2), which avoided its first losing streak in regulation games this season. Anton Khudobin had 30 saves for the Hurricanes, 1-11-2 when trailing after two periods.


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ??? Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves for his ninth straight win, and Cal Clutterbuck scored his third goal of the season as the New York Islanders got back to their winning ways with a victory over New Jersey.

New York (17-7), which had a five-game winning streak snapped Friday at Washington, has won 12 of 14. This is the fastest the Islanders have gotten to 17 victories.

Nikolay Kulemin scored in the first period for the Islanders, and Casey Cizikas made it 3-1 with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds as New York killed New Jersey's 5-on-3 power play.

The Devils (9-11-4), beaten by Detroit in a shootout on Friday, lost their fourth straight. Damien Brunner scored his first goal since Oct. 24, and Cory Schneider made 25 saves.


MONTREAL (AP) ??? Bryan Flynn scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in Buffalo's victory over Montreal.

After losing five straight, Buffalo has won five of six games.

Zemgus Girgensons and Chris Stewart also scored, and Jhonas Enroth stopped 41 shots to help Buffalo sweep the home-and-home series. On Friday, the Sabres beat the Canadiens 2-1.

Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal. Dustin Tokarski made 23 saves.


TORONTO (AP) ??? Tyler Bozak scored twice and Jonathan Bernier made 35 saves to help Toronto beat Washington.

Morgan Rielly and Cody Franson scored in the first period, sending Capitals starter Justin Peters to the bench for the second period. Braden Holtby didn't fare much better, allowing Bozak's goal on the first shot he faced. David Clarkson then scored to make it 4-1.

Bozak added his second of the night in the period.

Peters returned for the third, allowing Joffrey Lupul's goal.

Troy Brouwer and Tom Wilson scored for Washington.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ????????? Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan each had a goal and an assist as Tampa Bay topped Ottawa.

Tampa Bay also got goals from Brenden Morrow and Nikita Kucherov. Ben Bishop made 26 saves and improved to 14-3-2.

David Legwand scored for the Senators, who have lost five of seven. Ottawa right wing Bobby Ryan didn't play due to a broken finger. He was hurt in a loss on Friday at Florida.

Tampa Bay went ahead 2-1 on Killorn's redirection in the low slot of Anton Stralman's shot at 1:16 of the third. Killorn has five goals and eight points during a career-best, seven-game point streak.

Callahan, who had an assist on Killorn's goal, has three goals and six points in the last three games. Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman returned to the lineup after missing 18 games because of a broken finger.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ????????? Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:12 to play, lifting Nashville over Columbus.

Mike Ribeiro also scored for the Predators, winners of four straight and six of seven.

Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves for Columbus, which lost its sixth in a row.

With the game tied late in the third, Craig Smith got the rebound of his own shot and slid it to Wilson in front, where his spinning backhand found the net.

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