WASHINGTON (AP) — Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice and Ryan Callahan had three assists as the Rangers set a season high for goals in a win over the erratic Capitals.
After a scoreless first period, the Rangers scored three times in a 4:18 span in the second.
Artem Anisimov and Brad Richards had a goal and an assist each and Dan Girardi had two assists for New York, which had lost two straight after a seven-game winning streak.
Alex Ovechkin broke a six-game streak without a goal with his eighth of the season — his first at home. It came in the third period, with the Capitals trailing 5-2.
Marian Gaborik scored his 10th goal of the season at 3:37 to give New York a 1-0 lead.
JETS 3, HURRICANES 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evander Kane and Andrew Ladd each scored, leading Winnipeg over Carolina.
Bryan Little added an empty-net goal with 9 seconds left to seal the victory.
Chris Mason made 19 saves for the Jets, who have earned points in five straight games (4-0-1). Winnipeg hadn't won on the road since Nov. 3.
Jiri Tlutsy scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes had earned points in their previous three games, but they remain at the bottom of the Southeast Division standings. Cam Ward made 27 saves for Carolina.
BLUE JACKETS 5, SABRES 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rick Nash scored twice and goalie Curtis Sanford was again solid in goal as the Blue Jackets handed Buffalo its third straight loss Saturday night.
Mark Letestu, Marc Methot and R.J. Umberger also scored for Columbus, who broke out with their highest goal output and largest margin of victory this season. The Blue Jackets are on a five-game points streak and are 4-1-2 run since a brutal 2-12-1 start.
Rookie Ryan Johansen, James Wisniewski and Jeff Carter each added two assists for Columbus.
Curtis Sanford finished with 28 saves improving to 3-0-2 as a starter for the Blue Jackets.
Jordan Leopold scored for the injury-riddled Sabres.
PENGUINS 6, SENATORS 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Kunitz, Tyler Kennedy, Steve Sullivan and Evgeni Malkin scored within a 7-minute stretch of the first period to power the Penguins.
Pascal Dupuis and Jordan Staal also scored for the Penguins while Sidney Crosby collected three assists in his third game back from concussion-like symptoms.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots as Pittsburgh bounced back from an overtime loss to St. Louis on Wednesday.
The Penguins ripped off four goals in the game's first 10 minutes, chasing Ottawa's Chris Anderson, who stopped just four of the eight shots he faced before giving way to Alex Auld.
LIGHTNING 2, PANTHERS 1, OT
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal 2:29 into overtime, lifting Tampa Bay past Florida.
Florida's Tomas Fleischmann and Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier scored in regulation.
Mathieu Garon stopped 23 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Jose Theodore made 29 saves for the Panthers, who were seeking a fourth straight win for the first time since a seven-game streak March 2-16, 2008. They hadn't won four straight in regulation since Feb. 10-19, 2001.
BLUES 2, FLAMES 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots in his third shutout this season, and David Backes added a goal and an assist for St. Louis.
Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who are 6-1-2 since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach.
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