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NHL: Rangers rally to beat Hurricanes


The Vancouver Canucks’ Jannik Hansen, center, is checked by the Nashville Predators’ Jack Hillen, left, into Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne during the second period of their game in Vancouver on Thursday.

Photo: Reuters

Ryan McDonagh, Marian Gaborik and Sean Avery scored in a 4 minute, 53 second span of the second period as the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Thursday for their fourth straight win.

Ryan Callahan and Michael Sauer had the other goals for the Rangers, who got points from 14 players and earned their 11th win in 13 games. Martin Biron made 28 saves in a spot start for No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

Derek Joslin, Jeff Skinner and Jiri Tlutsy scored goals for Carolina, winless in two games under new coach Kirk Muller. Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes, who have lost five in a row and are last in the Southeast Division.


In Dallas, Eric Nystrom scored the tiebreaking goal with 2 minutes, 20 seconds left as Dallas rallied for a victory over Ottawa.

Milan Michalek had given the Senators a 2-1 advantage 11 minutes, 42 seconds into the final period with his team-high 15th goal.

Radek Dvorak and Steve Ott also scored for Dallas, and Andrew Raycroft made 33 saves. Dvorak got Dallas even at 2 with 5 minutes, 34 seconds left in the third period.

Erik Condra had Ottawa’s other goal.


In Winnipeg, Canada, Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves in his second shutout of the season and Bryan Little’s first-period goal held up as Winnipeg beat Phoenix.

Little scored the game’s only goal off a rebound, while Coyotes goalie Mike Smith was out of position.

Winnipeg (10-11-4), the former Atlanta Thrashers who relocated before this season, snapped a two-game losing streak. After the game, the crowd gave the new Jets a standing ovation and saluted them at center ice as the players raised their sticks.

In other games, it was:

‧ Blue jackets 4, Flames 3, SO

‧ Sharks 4, Canadiens 3, SO

‧ Kings 2, Panthers 1

‧ Predators 6, Canucks 5

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