NEW YORK — Rangers rookie J.T. Miller fumbled his way to a goal in the third round of a shootout and New York snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
Miller, 20, skated in slowly on Dan Ellis and briefly lost the puck before calmly gathering it and scoring from a tough angle near the goal line. Rick Nash scored in the opening round of the tiebreaker and Henrik Lundqvist stopped both Carolina tries.
The Rangers (14-12-2) moved into ninth place in the Eastern Conference – two points behind Carolina (15-11-2), which lost its third in a row (0-2-1). It was the Hurricanes’ first shootout of the season.
Carolina’s Eric Staal scored in the first period, and Derek Stepan tied it in the second for the Rangers.
LIGHTNING 4, FLYERS 2
In Tampa, Fla., Teddy Purcell scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period for Tampa Bay.
Purcell’s in-close deflection at 9:25 of the third came shortly after the Lightning killed off a short-handed situation.
Ondrej Palat, Tom Pyatt and Steven Stamkos also scored for Tampa Bay, which is 12-1 when leading after the first period.
Maxime Talbot and Claude Giroux scored goals for Philadelphia, which is 0-11 when trailing entering the second period.
STARS 4, FLAMES 3
In Dallas, Loui Eriksson scored two goals as the Stars held off Calgary.
Erik Cole and Eric Nystom also scored for Dallas, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period.
Jiri Hudler, Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Tanguay scored for Calgary.