NHL roundup: Surging Rangers win 4th straight

Chris Kreider scored the tiebreaking objective with Three:11 closing within the 3rd duration and the New York Rangers beat the host Columbus Blue Jackets Three-1 on Friday evening.

Feb 14, 2020; Columbus, Ohio, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) reacts to scoring a objective in opposition to the Columbus Blue Jackets within the 3rd duration at National Area. Obligatory Credit score: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Rangers received their season-high fourth immediately sport and received for the 5th time in six video games because of Kreider, who scored his 7th objective within the ultimate 9 video games.

Pavel Buchnevich scored 22 seconds into the sport and Ryan Strome added an empty-net objective because the Rangers additionally received their 5th immediately street sport.

Oliver Bjorkstrand, who scored two times within the Blue Jackets’ 2-1 win in New York on Jan. 19, tallied for Columbus, which dropped its fourth immediately sport (Zero-2-2). The Blue Jackets additionally allowed the successful objective in a while after Boone Jenner’s shot went off the put up on a short-handed breakaway.

Penguins four, Canadiens 1

Jason Zucker scored two objectives in his moment sport with Pittsburgh, main the way in which in a victory over visiting Montreal.

Zucker, who was once obtained from the Minnesota Wild in a industry on Monday, scored each objectives within the ultimate two mins of the second one duration to present the Penguins a Three-1 lead.

Sidney Crosby had 3 assists, Kris Letang and Zach Aston-Reese additionally scored, and Tristan Jarry made 34 saves for Pittsburgh.

Hurricanes five, Devils 2

Nino Niederreiter and Martin Necas each and every delivered a objective and an help as Carolina drilled visiting New Jersey.

Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek made 35 saves for his first triumph in his ultimate 4 outings.

Warren Foegele, Andrei Svechnikov and Joel Edmundson additionally scored for Carolina, which advanced to 23-Three-1 when scoring a sport’s first objective. Mirco Mueller and Joey Anderson scored for the Devils, who had been taking part in their 3rd sport in 4 nights. Anderson, a proper winger, scored his first objective of the season with five:03 closing.

Sharks Three, Jets 2

San Jose scored two times within the 3rd duration for a come-from-behind street victory over Winnipeg.

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After Melker Karlsson scored the equalizer five:18 into the general body, it took most effective 89 seconds for Timo Meier to observe up by means of firing a rebound previous Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

Blake Wheeler had a objective and an help for the Jets, with each issues coming all the way through an 86-second span in the second one duration.

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