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NHL Roundup: Kings stifle Rangers in finals rematch – Press Herald

NEW YORK — Marian Gaborik snapped a second-period tie, and Jonathan Quick shook off an opening-minute goal to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup final. The Kings, fighting for a chance to defend their title, have […]

NEW YORK — Marian Gaborik snapped a second-period tie, and Jonathan Quick shook off an opening-minute goal to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup final.

The Kings, fighting for a chance to defend their title, have won the first two games of a five-game trip on successive nights. Robyn Regehr scored a rare goal in the first period, and Jeff Carter and Jake Muzzin extended the lead in the third. Anze Kopitar had two assists.

Los Angeles, which beat the Rangers in five games for the 2014 title, is tied in points with third-place Calgary in the Pacific Division, but the Flames hold the tiebreaker.

PREDATORS 3, CANADIENS 2: Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal at 1:54 of overtime, and Nashville rallied to beat visiting Montreal.

BLUES 3, PENGUINS 2: Alexander Steen redirected Zbynek Michalek’s shot from the point into the net 35 seconds into overtime as visiting St. Louis ended a three-game losing streak.

The Blues rallied from a two-goal deficit on goals from former Penguins Robert Bortuzzo and Marcel Goc. Steen got his 24th goal of the season on a pretty deflection of a slick feed from Michalek, who spent two seasons in Pittsburgh earlier in his career.

COYOTES 5, RED WINGS 4: Mark Arcobello scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and Mike Smith made 33 saves as visiting Arizona snapped an eight-game losing streak.

LIGHTNING 4, PANTHERS 3: Ryan Callahan and Nikita Kucherov scored in the third period, leading Tampa Bay over visiting Florida.

Kucherov tied it at 3 with a wraparound for his 27th goal at 1:30. Callahan skated from behind the net and snapped a shot past Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo from the left circle with 2:28 left on the clock.

Brenden Morrow and Tyler Johnson also scored for Tampa Bay, which has won four in a row and 8 of 10.

Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Pirri and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Florida.

BLUE JACKETS 5, DUCKS 3: Scott Hartnell had his eighth career three-goal game and Columbus rebounded from a two-goal deficit to win at home.

WILD 2, ISLANDERS 1: Zach Parise scored the tying goal midway through the third period, then added another in the shootout to help Minnesota win its 10th straight road game.

NOTES

RED WINGS: Center Darren Helm had quite the story to tell when he returned to the team after the birth of his second child with his girlfriend.

Helm was driving with his girlfriend, Devon, early Monday morning when the baby, Rylee-Klaire, was born in the couple’s car on the way to the hospital.

CANUCKS: Vancouver signed defenseman Chris Tanev to a five-year contract extension.


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