Rangers storm back late to win the battle for New York
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Kevin Klein scored with 4:32 left, and the New York Rangers overcame a pair of two-goal deficits and netted three third-period goals to stun the New York Islanders 6-5 on Monday night.
After falling behind 11 seconds in, the Rangers completed their game-long, uphill fight and beat the Islanders for the first time in four tries this season. They trail the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders by two points and have two games in hand.
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh had the first two-goal game of his career, and Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis also scored for the Rangers, who completed a 4-0 road trip.
Stepan and St. Louis scored 1:37 apart in the third to tie it. Cam Talbot made 38 saves and improved to 5-1-1 while filling in for injured goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
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•STREAKING KINGS: Los Angeles defeated the visiting Lightning 3-2 to extend its winning streak to five games. The Kings have scored 19 goals in that stretch.
•300 GAME: Avalanche center Matt Duchene recorded his 300th career NHL point on a night he scored and notched an assist, sparking a 5-2 victory over the visiting Coyotes.
•BUZZER BEATER: TJ Brodie's goal with two seconds left in overtime propelled the host Flames to a 4-3 comeback win over the Bruins.
•SHARING THE PUCK: The Hurricanes offense went off during its 6-3 win over the host Senators. Six different Carolina players scored.
•SHUTOUT NO. 5: Canadiens goalie Tomas Plekanec stopped 25 shots for his fifth shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory over the host Red Wings. An open-net goal in waning seconds padded Montreal's lead.
•METHOT INKS EXTENSION: The Senators signed defenseman Marc Methot to a $19.6million, four-year contract extension. Methot will count $4.9 million against the salary cap through the 2018-19 season.
•KULIKOV SUSPENDED: The NHL suspended Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov four games for clipping Stars forward Tyler Seguin on Friday. Kulikov went low and hit Seguin on his right knee, which will cause him to miss three to six weeks.