Rangers top Penguins, streaks end for Blue Jackets and Lightning

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The New York Rangers rallied to beat reigning NHL Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins.

New York scored five unanswered goals to outlast the Penguins 5-2 on Monday.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning were both denied fifth consecutive wins.

Columbus went down 3-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, while Tampa Bay lost 3-1 to the Nashville Predators.

The Edmonton Oilers, meanwhile, crushed the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

RANGERS RALLY IN PITTSBURGH

The Penguins (11-5-3) were control, leading 2-0 at the end of the first period thanks to Jake Guentzel's double.

But the Rangers (14-5-1) responded in style, hitting the front in the second period via Rick Nash, Michael Grabner and JT Miller.

The Rangers completed the comeback after Kevin Hayes and Derek Stepan netted in the third.

 

BLUE JACKETS LOSE IN OT

Seeking a fifth succussive win, the Blue Jackets (10-4-3) and their streak came to an end against the Avalanche (9-9-0).

Colorado's leading goalscorer Matt Duchene settled the contest with less than two minutes remaining in overtime.

 

SUBBAN SINKS LIGHTNING

P.K. Subban and the Predators crashed Tampa Bay's party on Monday.

The Lightning (12-7-1) were looking to post a fifth straight victory, but Subban scored twice and Ryan Ellis amassed three assists to inspire the Predators (8-7-3).

 

DUCHENE THE OVERTIME HERO

 

OILERS SHUT OUT BLACKHAWKS

Cam Talbot made 31 saves as the Oilers routed the Blackhawks 5-0.

After back-to-back wins, Leon Draisaitl, Oscar Klefbom, Andrej Sekera and Anton Slepyshev scored for the Oilers.

 

STARS, SABRES WIN

The Dallas Stars prevailed 3-2 in overtime against the Minnesota Wild, the Buffalo Sabres accounted for the Calgary Flames 4-2, while the New Jersey Devils were blanked 4-0 by the San Jose Sharks.

 

STREAKING HURRICANES IN ACTION

The Carolina Hurricanes can make it five wins in a row with victory at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Among the other teams in action are the Montreal Canadiens, the Anaheim Ducks and the Boston Bruins.