Jets Rearrange Rangers
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom (39) of Sweden checks New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) with his shoulder, sending him airborne, as Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) of the Czech Republic makes a save in the third period of their NHL hockey game at in New York, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The Jets defeated the Rangers 5-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York — Olli Jokinen broke a tie with 7:18 left in the third period and then netted an insurance goal moments later to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers and rookie goalie Cam Talbot on Monday night.
Jokinen, a former Rangers player, also assisted on Devin Setoguchi’s tying goal in the second period.
John Albert also scored in his NHL debut and Blake Wheeler added an empty-net goal for Winnipeg.
Canadiens 3, Devils 2
Montreal — Alex Galchenyuk scored midway through the third period to help Montreal beat New Jersey.
Wild 2, Flyers 0
St. Paul, Minn. — Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle scored 57 seconds apart early in the third period to break open a defensive standoff and lift Minnesota past Philadelphia.
The teams had combined for only 28 shots when Pominville collected Mikko Koivu’s pass in the crease and pushed it past a helpless Ray Emery 3:52 into the third period.
On the ensuing shift, Coyle tapped a rebound off Jared Spurgeon’s slap shot into an empty corner at 4:49 to make it 2-0 Wild.
Josh Harding improved to 11-1-0 at Xcel Energy Center this season and 32-10-2 all-time. He stopped 21 shots to earn his third shutout of the season, robbing Jakub Voracek on a third-period power play, moving from corner to corner with a dive to stop a point-blank shot with his stick.
Emery finished with 19 saves.