Jets Edge Rangers
New York — Olli Jokinen scored twice and Evander Kane had a goal and assist in the second period for the surging Winnipeg Jets, who completed a dominant road trip with a 4-3 victory over the injury-riddled and slumping New York Rangers last night.
After a scoreless first period, Jokinen broke the deadlock 5:55 into the second off an assist from Kane, who then gave Winnipeg a 2-0 lead 1:07 later with his eighth goal of the season. Anthony Peluso also had two assists in the period.
Kane added his second of the game and ninth of the season in the third period — in between a pair of Rangers tallies — as three goals were scored in a span of 1:13 that brought New York within 4-3.
Capitals 3, Hurricanes 0
Washington — The Capitals shut down former teammate Alexander Semin, scored a goal with a one-of-a-kind combo and put together a second consecutive impressive performance, beating Carolina in their quest to make a quick last-to-first move in the Southeast Division.
Wild 2, Flames 1 (ot)
St. Paul, Minn. — Zach Parise scored 27 seconds into overtime to lift Minnesota over Calgary.
With the Wild sputtering on offense once again, Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota with 4:19 left in regulation to send it to overtime.
Stars 5, Blue Jackets 4
Columbus, Ohio — Loui Eriksson fought off two defenders to get his stick on a rebound and jammed it in 3:03 into overtime to give Dallas a victory over Columbus.
Panthers 6, Penguins 4
Sunrise, Fla. — Tomas Kopecky recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas Fleischmann netted the go-ahead score for his 100th career goal, lifting Florida over Pittsburgh.
Sabres 2, Lightning 1
Tampa, Fla. — Tyler Myers scored a go-ahead goal early in third period, helping Ron Rolston win for the first time as the Buffalo’s interim coach.
Brodeur on IR
Newark, n.j. — The New Jersey Devils placed goaltender Martin Brodeur on injured reserve with a sore back.
The move is retroactive to Sunday, in which the Devils lost at home to Winnipeg 4-2 with Brodeur on the bench. He also didn’t play in a 5-1 loss the day before in Washington.
Brodeur, 40, must miss at least seven days.
Gagne Back to Flyers
Los Angeles — The Kings traded struggling left wing Simon Gagne back to Philadelphia for a conditional draft pick.
Gagne hasn’t scored a goal in 11 games this season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who sent the veteran forward back to the city where he spent his first 10 NHL seasons.