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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Marian Gaborik snapped a second-period tie, and Jonathan Quick shook off an opening-minute goal to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in a rematch of last year's Stanley Cup Final.

The Kings, fighting for a chance to defend their title, have won the first two games of a five-game trip on successive nights. Robyn Regehr scored a rare goal in the first period, and Jeff Carter and Jake Muzzin extended the lead in the third. Anze Kopitar had two assists.

Quick made 34 saves.

Los Angeles, which beat the Rangers in five games for the 2014 title, is tied in points with third-place Calgary in the Pacific Division, but the Flames hold the tiebreaker.

Mats Zuccarello scored 51 seconds in, and Kevin Hayes made it 4-2 with 3:44 left, but that was the only offence for the Rangers two days after a 7-2 victory over Anaheim. New York entered with an NHL-leading 99 points.

Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots and allowed more than two goals for the first time in 10 appearances.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ??? Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal at 1:54 of overtime, and Nashville rallied to beat Montreal in a game between two of the NHL's top teams.

Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in his 39th win. He pulled within a victory of the Canadiens' Carey Price in this showdown between the league's winningest goalies this season.

Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Ellis scored for the Predators, who stayed a point behind first-place St. Louis in the Central Division.

Brendan Gallagher and David Desharnais scored in the second period for Montreal, which had won three in a row. With the point, the Canadiens became the first NHL team to reach 100 this season as they try to hold off second-place Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division.


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ??? Zach Parise scored the tying goal midway through the third period, then added another in the shootout to help Minnesota beat New York for its 10th straight road win.

Parise's shootout attempt hit the post to the right of Jaroslav Halak and trickled in after it bounced off the goalie's leg.

Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves for the Wild.

John Tavares broke a scoreless tie late in the second when he jammed his team-best 34th goal of the season past Dubnyk at 19:36.

Tavares, Okposo and Frans Nielsen all failed to convert in the shootout for the Islanders.

Parise tied the game at 11:45 of the third with his 29th goal.


PITTSBURGH (AP) ??? Alexander Steen redirected Zbynek Michalek's shot from the point into the net 35 seconds into overtime, lifting St. Louis to a win over Pittsburgh.

The Blues snapped a three-game losing streak. They rallied from a two-goal deficit on scores from former Penguins Robert Bortuzzo and Marcel Goc. Steen got his 24th of the season on a pretty deflection of a slick feed from Michalek, who spent two seasons in Pittsburgh earlier in his career.

Jake Allen stopped 22 shots for St. Louis as the Blues remained atop the Central Division at the end of a six-game road trip, their longest of the season.

Blake Comeau and Steve Downie scored for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ??? Scott Hartnell had his eighth career three-goal game and Columbus rebounded from a two-goal deficit to beat Anaheim for its fourth win in a row.

Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, and Nick Foligno also scored for the Blue Jackets. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves ????????? stopping the final 18 shots after the Ducks took a 3-2 lead.

Ryan Kesler, Andrew Cogliano and Matt Beleskey scored for the Ducks, who have lost the first two games of a five-game road swing. John Gibson had 20 saves.

It was the first hat trick by a Blue Jackets player since Cam Atkinson had three goals at Colorado on April 5, 2012.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ????????? Ryan Callahan and Nikita Kucherov scored in the third period to send Tampa Bay past Florida.

Kucherov tied it at 3 with a wraparound for his 27th goal at 1:30. Callahan skated from behind the net and snapped a shot past Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo from the left circle with 2:28 left.

Brenden Morrow and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have won four in a row and eight of 10.

Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Pirri and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Florida. Luongo made 21 saves.


DETROIT (AP) ????????? Mark Arcobello scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and Mike Smith made 33 saves to lead Arizona over Detroit.

The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Coyotes, who have the worst record in the Western Conference. David Moss also had two goals for Arizona ????????? his second and third of the season.

John Moore had the other goal for the Coyotes.

The Red Wings have lost seven of 10 and are clinging to third place in the Atlantic Division, five points ahead of surging Ottawa.

Luke Glendening, Justin Abdelkader, Jakub Kindl and Gustav Nyquist scored for the Red Wings, who played without injured centre Pavel Datsyuk and defenceman Niklas Kronwall. Right wing Erik Cole exited after the first period with a lower-body injury.

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