Rangers give coach milestone win, Holtby shuts out Hurricanes

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The New York Rangers gave coach Alain Vigneault a landmark win in the NHL, while Braden Holtby had a shutout.

A 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks saw Vigneault register his 600th NHL victory on Tuesday.

Holtby enjoyed another shutout, as the Washington Capitals blanked the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 at Verizon Center.

Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames needed a shoot-out to get past the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

VIGNEAULT BRINGS UP 600

A pair of goals from Michael Grabner saw the Rangers to their win.

Oscar Lindberg and Mats Zuccarello also netted for New York, while Henrik Lundqvist made 43 saves.

 

HOLTBY HEROICS

Holtby completed his seventh shutout of the season in the Capitals' win.

Goals from Alex Ovechkin, Brett Connolly, Lars Eller, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Marcus Johansson saw Washington to a 10th straight home win.

 

SHOOTING FLAMES

The Flames gave up a two-goal lead before overcoming the Penguins 3-2 after a shoot-out.

Kris Versteeg scored the only goal in the shoot-out.

 

BUFFALO STAGE COMEBACK

SABRES, BLUE JACKETS RALLY

The Buffalo Sabres edged past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 after overtime, while the Columbus Blue Jackets also needed OT to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2.

The St Louis Blues thrashed the Ottawa Senators 6-0, the Tampa Bay Lightning cruised past the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored once in each period in a 3-1 win against the Dallas Stars.

The Nashville Predators had a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks, the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 and the Colorado Avalanche shut out the Montreal Canadiens 4-0.

 

BLACKHAWKS IN WILD CLASH

The only game on Wednesday sees the Chicago Blackhawks (32-17-5) take on the Minnesota Wild (35-12-5).