Marcus Foligno scored twice and backup goalie Jhonas Enroth made 18 of his 32 saves in the third period of the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Enroth, who started because Ryan Miller was sidelined by a sinus infection, earned his first victory since a 5-1 win over Washington on Nov. 26, 2011. He has been 0-9-3 in 16 appearances since then.
Foligno’s first goal made it 1-1 at 5 minutes, 35 seconds into the second period. His second gave the Sabres a 3-1 lead with less than 10 minutes left in the game.
Thomas Vanek also scored for Buffalo (10-14-3), who returned home after going 0-2-2 on a season-high, four-game road trip.
Derek Stepan scored a short-handed goal for the Rangers (13-10-2), who lost for just the second time in seven games.
PENGUINS 3, BRUINS 2
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brandon Sutter scored twice in the final seven minutes to cap a furious rally as Pittsburgh slipped past Boston.
Chris Kunitz started Pittsburgh’s third-period surge with his 18th goal of the season and Sutter beat Boston’s Anton Khudobin twice in less than four minutes, including the game-winner with 2:03 remaining.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 14 shots for the Penguins, who broke loose late against the NHL’s best defense and won their sixth straight.
Khudobin made 31 saves and the Bruins kept Pittsburgh’s high-powered offense in check until the final minutes of a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams.
HURRICANES 4, CAPITALS 0
In Washington, Riley Nash scored twice, Joe Corvo put one in off the goaltender’s mask and Justin Peters got his second career shutout as Carolina beat slumping Washington in the first game of a key home-and-home set.
Patrick Dwyer added an empty-net goal and Peters made 26 saves for the Hurricanes, who have won six of seven and have a 10-point lead over hosts Capitals.
Washington lost their third straight — all by at least a three-goal margin.
CANUCKS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1
Mason Raymond scored the only goal in the shootout in Colombus, Ohio, and seldom-used Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots through overtime to lead Vancouver past Columbus.
Luongo, playing in his second game in 16 days, stopped all three Blue Jackets in the shootout.
Jason Garrison had the lone goal before overtime for the Canucks, who had lost four straight (0-2-2).
Mark Letestu scored Columbus’ only regulation goal, but the Blue Jackets matched a franchise record by earning a point in an eighth consecutive game (5-0-3).
Also on Tuesday, it was:
‧ Lightning 3, Panthers 2
‧ Blues 4, Sharks 2
‧ Ducks 2, Wild 1
‧ Predators 4, Stars 0
‧ Oilers 4, Avalanche 0
‧ Coyotes 5, Kings 2
‧ Jets 5, Maple Leafs 2