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NHL: Rangers edge Penguins with third period rally

AP, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan scored power-play goals 11 seconds apart as part of a four-goal third period as the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Sunday.

New York took advantage when Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke received a five-minute elbowing penalty 4 minutes, 36 seconds into the third period. The Penguins then lost another man when Matt Niskanen was given a high-sticking double-minor three minutes later.

Gaborik tied the game at 2-2 with eight seconds remaining in the five-on-three advantage. Cooke’s penalty had just ended when Callahan scored the game-winner.

Henrik Lundqvist made 38 saves for the Rangers, who extended their winning streak to a season-high four games.

PREDATORS 4, SABRES 3 OT

In Buffalo, New York, Blake Geoffrion scored three goals, including two in the final three minutes of regulation, as Nashville came back to beat Buffalo.

Martin Erat scored off a Ryan Suter pass 27 seconds into overtime to win the game for the Predators, who got their third road victory in 11 games.

The Predators are 7-2-2 in their past 11 games and have moved into a fifth-place tie with Los Angeles in the NHL’s tight Western Conference.

Tim Connolly, Nathan Gerbe and Tyler Ennis scored second--period goals for the Sabres.

CANADIENS 8, WILD 1

In St Paul, Minneapolis, P.K. Subban scored three goals for his first NHL hat-trick as Montreal had their biggest offensive output in more than three years.

Ryan White gave visiting Montreal the lead just 31 seconds into the game.

The Canadiens then led 2-0 after the first period and 6-0 after 40 minutes.

Andrei Kostitsyn, James Wisniewski, Travis Moen and Tom Pyatt also scored for the Canadiens, who got eight goals in a game for the first time since -January 2008.

Mikko Koivu scored a penalty-shot goal for the Wild with 7 minutes, 46 seconds remaining to end Alex Auld’s shutout bid.

In Sunday’s other action, it was:

‧ Devils 3, Blue Jackets 0

‧ Ducks 5, Flames 4

‧ Blackhawks 2, Coyotes 1

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