Hawks Complete NYC Sweep
(AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have a three-game winning streak following back-to-back victories in the Big Apple.
Richard Panik snapped a 4-4 deadlock with 6:13 left in the Hawks' 5-4 win over the Islanders. Artemi Panarin had two power-play goals and an assist for the Blackhawks, who trailed 2-0 just four minutes in and were down 3-2 late in the 2nd period.
Artem Anisimov also scored for Chicago, which leads the NHL with 44 points. The Blackhawks were coming off Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Anders Lee notched his eighth goal in 11 games for the Islanders, who failed to kill any of Chicago's three power plays.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— Henrik Lundqvist returned to the Rangers' nets and stopped 27 shots in his 61st career shutout to lead a 2-0 win at Dallas. Lundqvist sat out New York's previous four games while Antti Raanta recorded two shutouts and a 0.75 goals-against average. Rick Nash broke a scoreless tie with a short-handed goal 7:08 into the third period.
— Minnesota picked up its sixth straight win as Devan Dubnyk turned back 34 shots and Eric Staal scored twice in a 5-2 triumph at Nashville. Jonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle and Mikael Granlund also tallied for the Wild, who are second in the Western Conference with 38 points.
— Vladimir Tarasenko provided a goal and two assists as the Blues downed New Jersey, 5-2 to improve to 13-1-3 in St. Louis. Jake Allen stopped 24 shots for the Blues, who wiped out a 2-0 deficit and went ahead on Alex Pietrangelo goal at 7:45 of the second period.
— Rickard Rakell scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and had an assist as the Ducks turned an early 2-0 deficit into a 4-3 triumph at Boston. Anaheim rallied after Zdeno Chara and Austin Czarnik scored 13 seconds apart to put the Bruins ahead 2-0 in the first period.
— Nic Dowd supplied the go-ahead goal and Tyler Toffoli scored twice during a 2:36 span late in the third period of the Kings' 4-1 verdict over the Red Wings in Detroit. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 17 shots to help Los Angeles improve to 1-1 on its nine-game road trip.
— One week after being dealt by the Maple Leafs, Peter Holland made his return to Toronto and scored the lone shootout goal to send the Coyotes to a 3-2 victory. Jordan Martinook and Oliver Ekman-Larsson tallied in the first 3:24 of the second period after Toronto rookie Auston Matthews scored his 14th goal of the season late in the first.
— The Jets ended a four-game skid as Mathieu Perreault scored in the sixth shootout round to complete Winnipeg's 4-3 win over Florida. Bryan Little tied the game 2:36 into the third period and had the Jets' first shootout goal.
Pens lose Letang
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NHL-champion Penguins won't have defenseman Kris Letang for a couple of weeks due to a lower-body injury.
Pens coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement less than 24 hours after Letang played 26 minutes in a 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins. Letang has two goals and 21 points for the defending Stanley Cup champs.