Power play goals spark New York

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New York's Ryane Clowe (second from right) celebrates with Mats Zuccarello after scoring against Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period.  FRANK FRANKLIN II/ASSOCIATED PRESS
FRANK FRANKLIN II/ASSOCIATED PRESS
New York's Ryane Clowe (second from right) celebrates with Mats Zuccarello after scoring against Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period.

NEW YORK — Ryane Clowe, Derick Brassard and John Moore injected instant offense just hours after being acquired by the Rangers, and New York scored a season-high three power-play goals in a surprisingly dominant 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

Pascal Dupuis scored for the Penguins, who lost for the second consecutive night after 15 consecutive wins.

Clowe came to New York on Tuesday night in a trade with San Jose, and Brassard was part of the package New York received on Wednesday in the deal that sent star forward Marian Gaborik to Columbus right before the NHL trade deadline.

Clowe scored two goals and added an assist, and Brassard had a goal and three assists for the Rangers, who scored three times in the first period and never looked back. Brian Boyle and defenseman Ryan McDonagh added goals, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots.

FLYERS 5, CANADIENS 3

In Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds and Erik Gustafs­son scored goals late in the third period to lift the Flyers over Montreal.

The Flyers had been 1-11 when trailing after two periods.

Trailing 3-2, Simmonds tipped in the puck from the crease for the tying goal. Less than 2 minutes later, Gustafsson’s pass for Matt Read went off a defenseman and into the net past a stunned Carey Price for his 10th goal and a 4-3 lead.

Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter with 39 seconds left.

Fighting for a playoff spot, the Flyers have won three straight games for the first time this season.

Sean Couturier and Simon Gagne also scored for the Flyers. Alexei Emelin, Brandon Prust and David Desharnais scored for Montreal.


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