Marcus Foligno scored twice and backup goalie Jhonas Enroth made 18 of his 32 saves in the third period of host Buffalo’s 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Enroth, who started because Ryan Miller was sidelined with a sinus infection, earned his first victory since a 5-1 win over Washington on Nov. 26, 2011. He was 0-9-3 in 16 appearances since then.
Enroth made his second start in three games. He allowed two goals in a 3-2 shootout loss at New Jersey on Thursday, but was unable to finish the game after his right leg cramped in the final minutes of the third period.
Foligno’s first goal made it 1-1 at 5:35 of the second period. His second gave the Sabres a 3-1 lead with 8:12 left in the game.
Buffalo, which entered the game with the worst power play in the NHL, went 0-for-5, allowed a shorthanded goal, and incurred two icings during the advantages.
Jets 5, Maple Leafs 2 — Host Winnipeg iced Toronto behind two goals from Blake Wheeler and outstanding goaltending from Ondrej Pavelec (24 saves). Phil Kessel potted both goals for the Leafs, who are winless in three straight.
Panthers 4, Capitals 0 — Riley Nash scored twice, Joe Corvo put one in off the goaltender’s mask, and Justin Peters (26 saves) got his second career shutout as surging Carolina won in Washington.
Lightning 3, Panthers 2 — Steven Stamkos snapped a third-period tie with his NHL-leading 20th goal, and Tampa Bay held on in Sunrise, Fla. despite recording a season-low 13 shots.
Canucks 2, Blue Jackets 1 — Mason Raymond scored the only goal in the shootout, and Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots through overtime to lead visiting Vancouver to victory.
The Blue Jackets matched a franchise record by earning a point in their eighth consecutive game (5-0-3). Sergei Bobrovsky made 37 saves.
Ducks 2, Wild 1 — Luca Sbisa scored the winning goal with 3:04 left in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 30 saves, and visiting Anaheim rallied past Minnesota for its fourth straight win and has gotten points in eight consecutive games.
Blues 4, Sharks 2 — Jake Allen made 39 saves and Chris Stewart had two goals to lift host St. Louis. Allen has won six of his first seven career NHL starts. The Sharks have lost four in a row and have dropped 10 of 12 to the Blues.
Oilers 4, Avalanche 0 — Devan Dubnyk stopped 36 shots for his first shutout in nearly a year and Shawn Horcoff scored a goal in his second straight game since returning from a broken knuckle, helping Edmonton win in Denver.
Predators 4, Stars 0 — Pekka Rinne continued his torrid play, making 32 saves for his NHL-leading fifth shutout of the season to lift visiting Nashville, which snapped a six-game, road-losing streak (0-5-1).
Coyotes 5, Kings 2 — Mikkel Boedker scored twice to propel Phoenix past visiting Los Angeles. Mike Smith, in his 250th NHL game, had 31 saves for Phoenix.