Rangers rally past Blue Jackets, Canucks beaten

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The New York Rangers staged a stunning comeback to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL, while the Vancouver Canucks' winning run was ended.

Back in action for the first time since their 16-game winning streak was broken, the Blue Jackets gave up a lead to lose 5-4 to the Rangers.

The Canucks had a six-game run of their own going, only for that to be snapped by the Calgary Flames.

Meanwhile, the Montreal Canadiens were too good for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

RANGERS RALLY

The Blue Jackets looked in control.

Markus Nutivaara, Cam Atkinson, Scott Hartnell and Lukas Sedlak helped Columbus into a 4-1 lead.

However, the Rangers stormed home, two goals from Michael Grabner - including the match-winner with 17 seconds left - and a pair from Adam Clendening seeing them complete a comeback win.

 

FLAMES OVERCOME CANUCKS

First-period goals from Alex Chiasson and Matt Stajan set up the Flames' 3-1 victory.

While Bo Horvat gave the Canucks hope, Michael Frolik ended any chances of a comeback late on.

 

CANADIENS STRETCH RUN

The Canadiens made it three straight wins with their 5-3 success over the Maple Leafs.

Max Pacioretty, Artturi Lehkonen, Nikita Scherbak, Alexander Radulov and Michael McCarron all scored for Montreal.

Toronto tied the game during the first period and pulled it back to 4-3 in the second, but the Canadiens held on.

 

COMEBACK COMPLETE

KINGS, OILERS WIN IN OT

The Los Angeles Kings had a 4-3 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers also needed OT to get past the New Jersey Devils 2-1.

The Buffalo Sabres battled past the Winnipeg Jets 4-3, the Philadelphia Flyers had a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins shut out the Florida Panthers 4-0.

The Washington Capitals edged the Ottawa Senators 1-0 and the Arizona Coyotes had a 2-1 shoot-out win against the New York Islanders.

The San Jose Sharks crushed the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 and the St Louis Blues overcame the Dallas Stars 4-3.

 

BLUE JACKETS EYE WIN

A six-game Sunday will see the Blue Jackets (27-7-4) try to get back on track when they face the Flyers (21-15-5).