Rangers top Islanders to win fifth in a row

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The Islanders' Matt Martin (center) loses control of the puck after colliding with the Rangers' Carl Hagelin (left).  Tim Erixon (53) skates in to assist his teammate.  KATHY KMONICEK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Islanders' Matt Martin (center) loses control of the puck after colliding with the Rangers' Carl Hagelin (left). Tim Erixon (53) skates in to assist his teammate.

NEW YORK — Carl Hage­lin scored twice for his second multi-goal game in the NHL, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 28 shots he faced as the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 3-0 on Monday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Hagelin, in just his 16th NHL game, scored in the second and third periods for the surging Rangers (22-8-4)

HURRICANES 4, DEVILS 2

In Raleigh, N.C., Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal and was credited with a bizarre empty-netter, leading Carolina past New Jersey.

Sutter’s empty-net goal came at the end of a strange sequence. Ilya Kovalchuk’s errant pass for Adam Hen­rique from the end line wound up going the length of the ice and into an empty net with 29.4 seconds left.

SABRES 4, CAPITALS 2

In Buffalo, N.Y., Brayden McNabb capped Buffalo’s four-goal first period with his first NHL goal and the Sabres cruised to a win over Washington.

Jason Pominville, Matt Ellis and Christian Ehrhoff also scored in the first period for the Sabres.

AVALANCHE 4, WILD 2

In St. Paul, Minn., Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and Colorado snapped a nine-game road losing skid.

Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesota’s winless streak to seven games.

BLUES 5, STARS 3

In St. Louis, Adam Crack­nell, recalled from the minors earlier Monday, put St. Louis ahead for good in the second period and the Blues scored two rare power-play goals in the victory.

St. Louis, which won its sixth successive home game, improved to 7-1-1 in its past nine.

RED WINGS 4, PREDATORS 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Valt­teri Filppula scored a pair of goals to lead Detroit to a win over Nashville.

Pavel Datsyuk and Danny Cleary also scored for Detroit, which stopped a two-game skid. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves.

Jonathon Blum scored for the Predators.


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