NHL Wrap: Rangers rout Lightning; Devils top Pens

NHL Wrap: Rangers rout Lightning; Devils top Pens
February 10, 2013, 10:30 pm
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The Flyers were off on Sunday but did have to make a roster change.

Backup goaltender Michael Leighton has been placed on injured reserve after sustaining an upper-body injury in practice. He is expected to miss the next 7-10 days. Brian Boucher has been called up from Adirondack to take Leighton's place.

The rest of the team is prepping for a season-long road trip, while Luke Schenn on Monday night will make his first return to Toronto since the offseason trade that sent to him to Philadelphia and former Flyer James van Riemsdyk to the Maple Leafs.

And now a look at the rest of the day in the NHL:

Rangers rout Lightning as Tampa continues its slide
NEW YORK -- Carl Hagelin had two goals and an assist, and Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves in the New York Rangers' 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay that extended the Lightning's losing streak to four games Sunday night.

Lundqvist was sharp throughout and was helped by some early offense. Hagelin scored his first goal just 31 seconds in and then made it 3-0 in the second period. Ryan Callahan added a breakaway goal with 4:47 left in the first, and Arron Asham and Rick Nash scored in the third for the Rangers (6-5), who have won four of six.

On the flipside, the Lightning - who entered with an NHL-best 42 goals this season - have netted only six during their skid. Tampa Bay (6-5) might have been a bit weary following a long bus ride from Boston on Saturday after its game against the Bruins was postponed by the big Northeast snowstorm (see full recap).

Clarkson scores twice, Devils top Pens
PITTSBURGH -- Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson scored less than two minutes apart in the second period as the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.

It was the second time New Jersey beat Pittsburgh in as many games after the Devils ended the Penguins' five-game winning streak in the first of installment of the home-and-home series Saturday.

Clarkson's power-play goal at 13:20 of the second period to make it 3-0 was his second of the game and team-leading ninth goal of the season. Johan Hedberg made 23 saves and the former Penguins goalie won his first game in five starts in Pittsburgh as a member of the visiting team (1-4-1) (see full recap).

Howard makes 45 saves in Red Wings win
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings have put together their best streak of the lockout-shortened season, winning three straight in a span of four days that included the puck dropping twice in less than 24 hours.

Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Sunday on a game-winning goal from Jonathan Ericsson with 5 seconds left - less than a minute after the defending Stanley Cup champions tied the game.

"I knew it was going to be ugly," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "But, I just wanted it to be an ugly win," (see full story).

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