Rangers Finally Able to Stop the Bleeding

NEW YORK -- Mika Zibanejad scored the go-ahead goal on a power play, Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in relief and the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Zibanejad scored his 16th goal of the season at 12:41 off a cross-ice pass from J.T. Miller.

Lundqvist replaced Ondrej Pavelec after Pavelec injured his knee in the first period. Lundqvist came out to start the second with score tied at 1.

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The Rangers won for the first time since Jan. 26 at San Jose, and ended Calgary's three-game winning streak. New York had lost 10 of its last 13 games (see full recap).

Islanders' late flurry enough for wild win over Red Wings
NEW YORK -- Brock Nelson scored his third goal of the game 3:15 into overtime and New York Islanders, boosted by a late flurry Friday night, emerged with a wild 7-6 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

The Islanders trailed 5-2 with 6:33 left in regulation when Detroit's Tyler Bertuzzi was assessed a major game misconduct for slashing Cal Clutterbuck.

New York took full advantage as Nelson, Anders Lee, Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey scored power-play goals in the span of 3:37 for a 6-5 lead. The four power-play goals in the third period set a franchise record.

Bailey's goal gave New York its first lead of the game with 1:49 left in regulation. But Mike Green's sixth of the season with 29 seconds remaining forced overtime.

Nelson then completed his second career hat trick with his 14th goal, sending Detroit to its third straight loss (see full recap).

Beagle hits milestone as Caps beat Blue Jackets again
WASHINGTON -- Fourth-line center Jay Beagle put Washington ahead for good with his 50th career goal, and the Capitals continued their dominance against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 4-2 victory on Friday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist as Washington swept a home-and-home with Columbus and won its sixth straight against the Blue Jackets dating to last season. John Carlson also scored and Braden Holtby made 35 saves.

The Metropolitan Division leaders won for the fourth time in six games despite being outshot 37-17 by the visitors.

Pierre Luc-Dubois and Artemi Panarin scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost five straight. Columbus' struggles on the penalty kill continued with Eller's power-play goal, marking a seventh straight game allowing at least one (see full recap).

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