NEW YORK (AP) – Mika Zibanejad scored threehat trick in 22 games and seventh of his career to help lift the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 on Sunday night. Kaapo Kakko added two goals, and Kevin Rooney had an empty netter for the Rangers. They pulled within four points of Boston for the final in the East Division after the Bruins lost 1-0 to Pittsburgh earlier Sunday.
Adam Fox had three assists, and Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves to improve to 4-0-1 in his career against Buffalo.
The Rangers won in their last ten games for the seventh, including 3-0-0 at home. The Tuesday night again at Madison Square Garden.
Jeff Skinner, Victor Olofsson, and Sam. Dustin Tokarski made 23 saves.
PENGUINS 1, BRUINS 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Tristan Jarry made 29 saves for his first shutout, andd Jake Guentzel scored in Pittsburgh’s victory over Boston.
Jarry has won his last four decisions, including a sloppy 7-6over New Jersey last week, in which he allowed six third-period goals. Two nights later, he rebounded against the Devils and earned a point in 11 of his previous 12 starts.
Guentzel scored his 21st at 4:03 of the.
at the blue line and along the wall to keep the puck in the zone and get it to Sidney Crosby near the goal line. Crosby set up Guentzel, who ripped a high slap shot past Jeremy Swayman’s glove from the left faceoff dot.
LIGHTNING 4, BLUE JACKETS 3, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Victor Hedman scored 10 seconds into overtime to liftpast Columbus.
Ondrej Palat had a goal, and two assists, Mathieu, and Brayden Point had three assists for Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 19 saves for his NHL-leading 28th victory of the season.
The Lightning moved to within a point of idleDivision. Tampa Bay has than the Panthers.
Eric Robinson, and Mikhail Grigorenko added a goal for Columbus. The are winless in nine games (0-8-1).
FLYERS 4, DEVILS 3, SO
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Claude Giroux scored twice in 22 seconds to force overtime and was one of three Flyers to score in a shootout in Philadelphia’s victory over New Jersey.
, and Brian Elliott had 29 saves.
Michael McLeod, Miles Wood, and Pavel Zach scored for New Jersey. The Devils have gone tenwithout a win.
The teams will meet Tuesday night again in New Jersey.
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