Ryan Callahan had two goals and an assist for the New York Rangers, who broke out of their offensive doldrums and ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the battered Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
After falling behind 2-0 only 5 minutes, 6 seconds into the game, the Rangers tied it before the first intermission. They busted out in the second period — while recording 16 shots — on goals by Vinny Prospal, Callahan and Artem Anisimov to build a three-goal lead. That was enough to end New York’s 0-5-1 skid that put the team’s playoff hopes in jeopardy.
New York’s rally was sparked by coach John Tortorella’s timeout called after Nick Johnson’s second NHL goal put Pittsburgh ahead by two. Hard-hitting Deryk Engelland gave the Penguins a 1-0 edge at 2 minute, 6 seconds into the first period.
Islanders 7, Sabres 6, OT
In Buffalo, New York, Michael Grabner capped a three-goal game by scoring 2 minutes, 55 seconds into overtime, leading the injury and suspension-depleted Islanders to the victory over Buffalo.
John Tavares, Blake Comeau, Milan Jurcina and Ty Wishart also scored for an Islanders team that won their third straight and showed they still had some offensive punch left after a brawl-filled 9-3 win over Pittsburgh on Friday.
Kyle Okposo had four assists for the Islanders, who rallied from a 4-2 second-period deficit.
Drew Stafford scored three times for the Sabres.
Tyler Ennis had three assists, while Jochen Hecht, Tyler Myers and Nathan Gerbe also scored for Buffalo.
Ducks 4, Oilers 0
In Edmonton, Canada, Jonas Hiller made 12 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, while Bobby Ryan scored twice as Anaheim beat Edmonton to finish a perfect four-game road trip.
Teemu Selanne and Brandon McMillan also scored for the Ducks (32-21-4), who have won six of seven overall.
The Oilers (16-32-8) have dropped three straight and 12 of 14, and they haven’t won at home since Jan. 6.
Anaheim got off to a fast start behind Selanne, who put the Ducks’ second shot of the game past Devan Dubnyk just 34 seconds into the first. Jason Blake spotted Selanne streaking to the net and put a pass on the veteran’s stick for a redirection.
Kings 1, Flyers 0
In Philadelphia, Jonathan Quick stopped 40 shots, while Drew Doughty scored to lead Los Angeles to its first regulation win in Philadelphia in nearly 18 years.
Quick, who sat out Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals, was sharp in the matinee. He covered up a loose puck with 8 minutes, 28 seconds left in the game after Danny Briere had fanned on a Jeff Carter pass in the goal mouth.
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger also hit the post with a shot in the first period.
Red Wings 4, Bruins 2
In Detroit, Michigan, Todd Bertuzzi scored two goals for the second straight game, lifting the Red Wings to the win over Boston.
Bertuzzi and Pavel Datsyuk had tying goals in the early going.
Kris Draper had a go-ahead score midway through the second period and Bertuzzi sealed the victory with 6 minutes, 25 seconds left in the game.
Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 23 saves.
Rookies Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand gave the Bruins leads in the first period, while Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots.
Blue Jackets 2, Stars 1
In Dallas, Rick Nash scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Steve Mason made 29 saves as Columbus matched a club record with their fifth consecutive road win.