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NHL: New York Rangers turn tables on Flyers

DEADLY DEFENSE:The Rangers killed off a pair of power plays and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves to deny the hard-pushing Philadelphia Flyers an equalizer

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The Red Wings rallied after Loui Eriksson opened the scoring in the second period for Dallas.

All six of Dallas’ previous games this season were decided by one goal, but the Stars could not keep this one close in the third.

Jimmy Howard made 25 saves for Detroit.

Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 3, OT

In Buffalo, New York, Matt Frattin scored his second goal of the game with 1.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Toronto over Buffalo.

Frattin skated in from the left circle and wristed a shot over the shoulder of Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.

Jay McClement and Cody Franson also scored for Toronto, who snapped a two-game skid. James Reimer made 29 saves for the Maple Leafs.

Jason Pominville, Andrej Sekera and Mikhail Grigorenko scored for Buffalo, who lost their fourth straight. Miller stopped 20 shots.

Canadiens 4, Jets 3

In Montreal, Tomas Plekanec scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play at 5:31 of the third period as Montreal beat Winnipeg for their fourth straight win.

Canadiens rookies Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher each had two points in their first game since it was confirmed they would stay with the NHL club. Gallagher scored for a second straight game.

Rene Bourque and Erik Cole each had their first goal of the season for Montreal, while Olli Jokinen had his first goal with the Jets.

Nik Antropov and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg, who have won three in a row.

Senators 3, Capitals 2

In Ottawa, Sergei Gonchar scored on a power play with 2:30 left as Ottawa rebounded from a sluggish start to defeat Washington.

Jim O’Brien and Milan Michalek also scored for the Senators (4-1-1), who got 31 saves from Craig Anderson.

Troy Brouwer and Matt Hendricks scored for the Capitals (1-4-1), who squandered a 2-0 lead.

Gonchar’s winner came after Erik Karlsson wove through the Capitals’ defense before finding his partner, who fired a one-timer that deflected off Hendricks in front.

With time winding down, Anderson made a great save on Alex Ovechkin before robbing Mike Ribeiro from in tight.

Lightning 5, Panthers 2

In Tampa, Florida, Steven Stamkos scored his fourth goal of the season as Tampa Bay beat Florida.

The Lightning, who have won five of six to start the year, also got goals from Cory Conacher, Tom Pyatt, Dana Tyrell and Vincent Lecavalier. Stamkos, who led the NHL with 60 goals last season, has 11 points during a season-opening six-game point streak this year.

Peter Mueller and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers, who have lost five in a row after a season-opening win over Carolina. Florida have been outscored 23-5 during their skid.

Wild 3, Blue Jackets 2

In Saint Paul, Minnesota, Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Columbus.

With the Wild seemingly on their heels after giving up a two-goal lead, Bouchard took a pass from Torrey Mitchell near the blue line, zoomed past two Columbus defenders and beat goalie Steve Mason above his right glove.

Mikko Koivu and Tom Gilbert also scored for Minnesota.

Mark Letestu and Jack Johnson had goals for the Blue Jackets.

After Columbus beat Dallas to snap a four-game skid, the Blue Jackets’ flight to the Twin Cities on Monday night was canceled because of fog, forcing the team to leave on Tuesday at 11am.

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