Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots and came within 1 minute, 53 seconds of his second shutout in three games as the New York Rangers stretched their season-best winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
The second-place Rangers moved three points ahead of third-place Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division race by winning what could be a playoff preview. New York have eight games remaining, and the Flyers have 10.
Derek Dorsett scored in the first period, defenseman Ryan McDonagh added a goal in the second and Dominic Moore made it 3-0 in the third against Steve Mason, who made 26 saves.
The Flyers’ Jakub Voracek scored his 21st goal off a faceoff with 1 minute, 53 seconds to go.
Vancouver’s David Booth scored two unassisted goals and Eddie Lack made 29 saves to lead the Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Zack Kassian, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler also scored for Vancouver as the Canucks try to make a late push to overtake Phoenix and Dallas for the Western Conference’s final wild-card playoff spot.
Minnesota outshot Vancouver 31-19 and got goals from Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter, but lost their third straight at home.
At Calgary, Alberta, Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal at 14 minutes, 41 seconds of the third period as the Anaheim Ducks picked up an important two points with a 3-2 win over the Flames.
Stephane Robidas’ shot from the blue-line was kicked out by Karri Ramo, but the puck went right to Cogliano at the face-off circle, who quickly fired in his 21st goal of the season. Nick Bonino and Mathieu Perreault also scored for Anaheim.
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