RANGERS 4, JETS 2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba • Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots to tie the Rangers’ record for career wins, and Swedish countryman Carl Hagelin scored three goals to lift New York to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
Lundqvist tied the mark of 301 wins with the Rangers, set by Stanley Cup-winner Mike Richter. Lundqvist will have a chance to break the record Sunday at home against San Jose.
Chris Kreider also scored for New York (36-28-4). The Rangers went 1-2 on a three-game trip, bouncing back from a 2-1 loss at Minnesota on Thursday. New York took a 1-0 lead on its third shot of the game.
Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets (30-29-9), who have lost six straight and are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Jets failed to earn a point as they had in three of the previous five losses.
SHARKS 4, ISLANDERS 3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. • Matt Nieto and Jason Demers scored first-period goals, and the San Jose Sharks made the most of 26 shots against the New York Islanders in a 4-3 victory on Friday night.
Joe Thornton and Marty Havlat added goals in the second as the Sharks won their fifth straight and improved to 20-6-3 against the Eastern Conference. Antti Niemi made 35 saves for San Jose.
Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders, who lost for the fifth time in six home games. New York, which began a four-game homestand following a 2-1-1 trip, is an NHL-worst 9-17-8 home record.
Former Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots for the Islanders in his first start against them.
CAPITALS 4, CANUCKS 3
WASHINGTON • Mike Green netted the go-ahead goal in the third period, Alex Ovechkin also scored, and Evgeny Kuznetsov had three assists for his first NHL points, as Washington edged Vancouver.
Washington led 3-1 early in the third before Shawn Matthias and Nicklas Jensen scored for Vancouver to tie it.
Green put the Capitals ahead for good with 9:41 left, scoring with a slap shot off a feed from Nicklas Backstrom from behind the net.
Joel Ward and Tom Wilson also scored for the Capitals. Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves.
Jordan Schroeder scored Vancouver’s other goal, and Chris Higgins and Christopher Tanev both had two assists. Eddie Lack stopped 17 shots.
DEVILS 5, PANTHERS 3
SUNRISE, Fla. • Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal, and Florida held on to beat New Jersey.Next Page >
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