NEW YORK -- Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard scored in the first 11:10, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 4-2 on Thursday night, sending New York to its fourth straight loss.
The Rangers, 0-3-1 on its nine-game homestand, closed within 3-2 in the third period, but Ryan Johansen pushed Columbus' lead back to two goals with 1:32 left.
Columbus (14-15-3) has won two in a row.
Cam Talbot relieved and made 13 saves the rest of the way, allowing only Johansen's goal between his pads.
FLYERS 2, CANADIENS 1
Jakub Voracek had two assists, and Giroux also had an assist to help the Flyers snap a three-game losing streak and extend their home winning streak to six games. They were coming off a 2-3-1 trip in which they finished up 0-2-1.
Mason shut the Canadiens out for 59 minutes before Alex Galchenyuk scored with 55.1 seconds left to cut it to 2-1.
The Canadiens have lost two in a row after going 9-0-1. They followed a 6-0 loss at home to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday with another offensive clunker.
SENATORS 2, SABRES 1
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Craig Anderson stopped 40 shots in Ottawa's win over Buffalo.
This was the second of back-to-back games between the teams. Buffalo earned a 2-1 shootout victory on Tuesday.
LIGHTNING 2, RED WINGS 1, SO
TAMPA, Fla. -- Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and Tampa Bay beat Detroit.
Quincey put the Red Wings up 1-0 with his first goal in 51 games at 15:04 of the first. The defenseman also snapped a 16-game point drought.
Kucherov tied it with 43.7 seconds remaining in the second.
BLUES 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3
St. Louis has won eight of 11 overall. At 13-2-2, the Blues are tied with Boston, Pittsburgh and Minnesota for most home-ice wins.
Toronto lost its third in a row.
Brian Elliott, appearing in his third successive game, made 19 saves to improve to 6-1-1.
Steen scored his 22nd goal, second in the NHL to Washington's Alex Ovechkin, who has 26.
PREDATORS 3, STARS 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- David Legwand had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville past Dallas.
Erik Cole had the only goal for Dallas, which has lost three of four.
Nashville closed the first period with power-play goals from Hornqvist and Legwand just 28 seconds apart.
AVALANCHE 4, JETS 3, SO
Duchene also scored twice and added an assist in regulation. Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche (21-9).
Duchene gave the Avalanche a 3-2 lead with his second of the night, scored with 1.6 seconds left in the second period. But Winnipeg used its fifth power play to tie it at 10:00 of the third period on Wheeler's second goal.
COYOTES 6, ISLANDERS 3
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rob Klinkhammer had two goals and an assist, Mikkel Boedker scored two of Phoenix's four second-period goals, and the Coyotes beat the road-weary New York Islanders to avenge their worst loss of the season.
Mike Smith made 21 saves for Phoenix after missing Tuesday's win in Colorado due to illness.
Two nights after making 46 saves in a victory over San Jose, Kevin Poulin allowed all six goals on 36 shots.
BRUINS 4, OILERS 2
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jarome Iginla scored a pair of goals, and Eastern Conference-leading Boston held on to defeat West cellar-dwelling Edmonton.
David Perron netted both goals for the Oilers (11-19-3), who have lost two of three. They dropped to 6-10-2 at home.
FLAMES 2, HURRICANES 1, OT
CALGARY, Alberta -- Chris Butler scored at 4:56 of overtime to give Calgary a victory over Carolina.
Jeff Skinner scored for Carolina, which fell to 0-1-2 on a four-game trip.
Paul Byron crossed the Hurricanes blue line in overtime and curled back patiently before sending a pass across to Butler. The defenseman wristed a shot from 50 feet out that beat a screened Justin Peters.
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