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NHL roundup: Jets keep Rangers sliding

Ondrej Pavelec made 28 saves, and the Jets held on to beat the New York Rangers, 3-1, Thursday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Nik Antropov scored the game’s first goal, Antti Miettinen had his first goal of the season, and Andrew Ladd had an empty-netter with 39 seconds left for Winnipeg (14-11-2). It was Ladd’s 14th goal of the season. Dustin Byfuglien had a pair of assists for the Jets.

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Ryan Callahan was the lone scorer for the Rangers (13-11-2), who have dropped two straight in the middle of a four-game road trip. Hendrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots.

Eighth-place Winnipeg has a 2-point lead over the Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but the Jets have played one more game than New York.

Penguins 3, Maple Leafs 1 — Pascal Dupuis scored two of Pittsburgh’s three goals in the third period, and the Penguins stormed back to beat host Toronto for their seventh straight win.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Pittsburgh (20-8), which defeated the Maple Leafs, 5-4, in a shootout in Toronto five days earlier. Craig Adams sealed this win by scoring into an empty net with 10 seconds left.

Tyler Bozak had the lone goal for Toronto (15-12-1), which has dropped four in a row. Ben Scrivens made 25 saves.

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 2 — Mike Ribeiro scored with 2:16 remaining, and Washington rallied for the victory in Raleigh, N.C.

Alex Ovechkin and Joey Crabb also scored for the Capitals, who had lost three in a row and entered the night 10 points behind the Hurricanes in the Southeast Division.

Michael Neuvirth made 36 saves to help Washington come back from an early two-goal deficit.

Alexander Semin and Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, who had won six of seven and outscored opponents, 29-15, during that stretch. Dan Ellis made 22 saves for Carolina.

Blackhawks 2, Blue Jackets 1 — Patrick Kane set up Johnny Oduya’s goal late in the second period and then got the decisive score in the shootout, leading Chicago to the victory in Columbus, Ohio.

Corey Crawford stopped 29 shots to help the Blackhawks end a two-game losing streak after they set an NHL record by getting at least a point in each of their first 24 games.

Jack Johnson scored the tying goal for Columbus 52 seconds after Oduya put Chicago ahead, and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 39 saves for the Blue Jackets, who set a franchise record by picking up a point in their ninth game in a row.

Wild 5, Avalanche 3 — Rookie defenseman Jonas Brodin’s first NHL goal highlighted a three-goal second period as host Minnesota topped Colorado.

Devin Setoguchi and Mikko Koivu also scored in the decisive middle frame. Ryan Suter had a season-high three assists and Matt Cullen and Zach Parise each had two assists to help the Wild improve to 10-3-1 at home and bounce back from a stinging loss two nights ago. Koivu added an empty-netter with 33 seconds remaining to seal it.

Blues 3, Coyotes 0 — Rookie Jake Allen earned his first NHL shutout, and Chris Stewart scored twice and added an assist to lead St. Louis over visiting Phoenix.

Allen, who has started four of five for St. Louis due to the struggles of veterans Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak, stopped all 28 shots to win his fourth straight. He is 7-1 since being recalled from the minors last month.

Ducks 2, Stars 1 — Ryan Getzlaf scored in the third round of the shootout and Jonas Hiller made 33 saves to help Anaheim edge host Dallas.

Andrew Cogliano scored in regulation for Anaheim, which has won five in a row and gone nine games without a regulation defeat (7-0-2).

Canucks 7, Predators 4 — Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist leading a balanced attack as host Vancouver rattled Nashville.

Andrew Ebbert, Alexander Edler, and Mason Raymond scored first-period goals to give the Canucks a 3-1 lead. Seven Canucks scored goals, including Sedin’s penalty shot tally in the third.

Sharks 4, Kings 3 — Matt Irwin and Logan Couture made visiting Los Angeles pay for retaliating by scoring power-play goals after Jake Muzzin started a fight to help San Jose snap a four-game losing streak.

Couture added a second goal and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who earned just their third regulation win in 21 games. Antti Niemi made 34 saves and was the beneficiary of San Jose’s highest scoring game since Jan. 27.

Islanders 2, Lightning 0 — Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves for his second shutout this season and 54th overall in the NHL, John Tavares scored his 17th goal, and New York beat host Tampa Bay.

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