Rangers remain hot at Garden

– Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves and the New York Rangers beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 Monday night for their ninth consecutive victory at home.

Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Kevin Hayes scored for the Rangers, who won for the ninth time in 10 games.

New York's 34 points are tied with Dallas and Montreal for most in the NHL.


•WOE TO BUFFALO: Troy Brouwer and Robby Fabbri scored third-period goals, and the St. Louis Blues came back to beat the host Buffalo Sabres 2-1, their second victory against Buffalo in the past week. Paul Stastny returned to the Blues lineup after missing 16 games with a broken right foot.

•ONE IS ENOUGH: Dmitry Orlov scored with 6:32 left in regulation and host Washington edged Edmonton 1-0. When the teams met on Oct. 23, Washington won 7-4.

•KINGS WIN ON ROAD: Alec Martinez's go-ahead goal late in the second period lifted Los Angeles over Florida 3-1 in Sunrise, Fla. Marian Gaborik and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings.