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Mironov makes presence felt for New York Rangers

FIRST IMPRESSION The former Chicago Blackhawks player, who was traded to New York earlier in the week, had two assists as the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 5-1

AP , NEW YORK

New York Rangers' Boris Mironov, left, collides with Carolina Hurricanes' Niclas Wallin against the boards in the second period on Wednesday, in New York. Mironov was obtained from the Chicago Blackhawks in a trade on Wednesday. New York was victorious 5-1.

PHOTO: AP

Bobby Holik scored twice and newly acquired defenseman Boris Mironov had two assists as the New York Rangers snapped a five-game home winless streak with a 5-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Eric Lindros added a goal and an assist, and Mike Dunham stopped 30 shots for the Rangers, 0-3-2 at Madison Square Garden since beating San Jose in overtime on Dec. 16.

Mironov assisted on Jamie Lundmark's first NHL goal and also set up Matthew Barnaby's sixth of the season that gave New York a 1-0 lead in the first period. John Tripp also had two assists in his NHL debut. Tripp and Lundmark were recalled from Hartford of the AHL on Tuesday.

Red Wings 2, Panthers 1

In Sunrise, Florida, Brett Hull scored his second goal of the game 1:34 into overtime to lift Detroit over Florida.

Manny Legace had 27 saves for the Red Wings.

Marcus Nilson scored for Florida, while Roberto Luongo made 30 saves -- 26 in the first two periods.

The Panthers have played overtime in seven of their last 12 games and lead the NHL with 20 overtime games in 41 contests this season. Florida is 3-8-9 in OT.

Blue Jackets 2, Wild 1

In St. Paul, Minnesota, Geoff Sanderson scored his 21st goal, and Grant Marshall broke a 21-game scoreless streak as Columbus won in its first game under interim coach Doug MacLean.

MacLean, the team president and GM, took over coaching duties Tuesday after firing Dave King.

Marc Denis made 18 saves for the Blue Jackets. Minnesota was held without a shot for 24:41 spanning from the first period to the second. Jeremy Stevenson's shot with 3:41 remaining in the second drew sarcastic cheers from the fans.

Coyotes 0, Blackhawks 0

In Chicago, Zac Bierk made 40 saves and Tony Amonte got booed in his return to the United Center as Phoenix and Chicago played the NHL's first scoreless tie this season.

Bierk, recalled from the minors four days ago, held off Chicago's seventh power play with two impressive saves early in the third period, denying Theo Fleury and Steve McCarthy.

Chicago rookie Michael Leighton was equally tough in his NHL debut, stopping 31 shots He preserved the tie by twice making stops on Shane Doan in overtime.

Canucks 6, Senators 4

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Markus Naslund scored twice on the power play to reach 30 goals as Vancouver beat Ottawa.

Naslund, who leads the NHL in goals, came into the game with a one-goal advantage over Ottawa's Marian Hossa.

Marek Malik, Trevor Linden and Jarkko Ruutu also scored and Dan Cloutier stopped 23 shots for the Canucks, who have won three straight games and five of their last six.

Sami Salo, playing against Ottawa for the first time since he was traded to Vancouver, added three assists.

Mike Fischer scored twice for Ottawa after missing two games with a bruised right knee. Martin Havlat and Steve Martins also scored as the Senators lost in regulation for just the fourth time in 29 games.

Oilers 1, Mighty Ducks 0

In Anaheim, California, Jussi Markkanen made 32 saves and Mike York scored the game's only goal in Edmonton's victory over Anaheim.

Markkanen has not allowed a goal in 168 minutes against Anaheim and is 3-0 against the Ducks.

York's second-period goal helped Edmonton end a six game winless streak on the road (0-5-1).

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