COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Carl Hagelin scored two goals -- one thanks to an opposing player -- and Cam Talbot made 32 saves Thursday night to lead the New York Rangers past Columbus 4-2, extending the Blue Jackets' losing streak to five games.
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan and defenseman Ryan McDonagh each added a goal and an assist.
Ex-Ranger Fedor Tyutin scored his first of the season and rookie Ryan Murray also had a goal for the Blue Jackets, who lost despite several highlight-reel stops among 30 saves by Sergei Bobrovsky (see full recap).
Backstrom, Capitals top Wild in shootout
WASHINGTON -- Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal in a shootout, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.
Braden Holtby had 33 saves for the Capitals before blanking the Wild during the shootout. Holtby outplayed Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding, who stopped 25 shots.
After two players from each side failed to score in the shootout, Backstrom beat Harding with a wrist shot that went into the upper left corner of the net. Holtby then denied Charlie Coyle to win it (see full recap).
Hurricanes shut out Islanders
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Justin Peters stopped 21 shots in his third career shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 1-0 on Thursday night.
Radek Dvorak scored a deflected goal in the first period to help the Hurricanes win their second straight following a five-game slide that coincided with a lower-body injury to starting goalie Cam Ward.
Peters, making his sixth straight start, made one of his best saves in the final minute of the second period when he stopped a streaking Michael Grabner after a turnover (see full recap).