Canadiens rally against Rangers, Penguins lose again
The Montreal Canadiens starred late to trump the New York Rangers, while reigning champions the Pittsburgh Penguins suffered another defeat.
Montreal rallied in the third period to beat the Rangers 5-4 in the NHL on Saturday.
The Penguins slumped to a third consecutive defeat, beaten by the streaking Detroit Red Wings 6-3.
Elsewhere, the Carolina Hurricanes overcame the New York Islanders, while the Edmonton Oilers won in a shoot-out.
QUICK-FIRE GOALS SEE CANADIENS HOME
Trailing 3-2 at the start of the final period, the Canadiens scored three goals in just over a minute to beat the Rangers.
Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Bryon were on target for the rampant Canadiens.
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist conceded five goals on 22 shots in the second and third periods after replacing Antii Raanta.
PITTSBURGH'S SLUMP CONTINUES
The Penguins lead 2-0 and 3-2 but were unable to hold on against the Red Wings, who scored three third-period goals.
It is Pittsburgh's worst losing streak since dropping four successive games in December 2015.
KINGS WIN IN OT
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HURRICANES SCORE SEVEN, OILERS PREVAIL
The Hurricanes beat the Islanders 7-4 and the Oilers edged the Calgary Flames 2-1 in a shoot-out.
Overtime was needed as the Los Angeles Kings prevailed 3-2 against Winnipeg Jets, the Toronto Maple Leafs topped the Ottawa Senators 4-2, the Philadelphia Flyers lost 6-3 to the Boston Bruins, the Columbus Blue Jackets fell 4-3 to the Florida Panthers and the Minnesota Wild were 5-4 winners over the Dallas Stars.
The St Louis Blues shut out the San Jose Sharks 4-0, the Anaheim Ducks blanked the Arizona Coyote 3-0 and the Nashville Predators defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
CAPITALS, BLACKHAWKS IN ACTION
The Washington Capitals host the Flyers on Sunday, while the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Wild.