CHICAGO – Carl Hagelin scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over Chicago.
Marc Staal started the winning sequence with a long slap shot that was stopped by Corey Crawford, who also got in front of Hagelin’s first rebound attempt. But Hagelin stayed with the play and flipped the puck into the open right side with 5:57 left.
It was Hagelin’s fourth winning goal of the season, tops on the team. He also is tied for the team lead with 11 goals overall.
Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York, which earned its first win in Chicago since a 3-2 victory on Jan. 16, 2009. Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves.
Jonathan Toews and Brandon Bollig scored in the second period for Chicago, which had recorded at least one point in a season-high 10 games. It was the Blackhawks’ first home regulation loss since a 4-3 setback against Dallas on Dec. 3.
Lundqvist had the secondary assist on Zuccarello’s 11th goal. It was Lundqvist’s second assist of the season and 14th of his career.
The Blackhawks had a power-play opportunity with the game tied in the third, but Lundqvist made a couple of plays to help the Rangers kill it off.
FLYERS 3, CANADIENS 1: In Philadelphia, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo and Michael Raffl scored to lead Philadelphia to its 10th straight home victory.
The surging Flyers returned home after a 5-1 trip that sent them to fourth in the Eastern Conference. Brushing off 1-7 and 4-10-1 starts to become one of the hottest teams in the NHL, they are 9-2 since Dec. 17 and have found new life under coach Craig Berube.
The Flyers haven’t lost at home since Nov. 7 against New Jersey. They’re on their longest home winning streak since they won 11 straight Oct. 27 to Dec. 5, 2003.
Steve Mason was again sensational in goal, stopping 19 shots for his 18th win.
Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens.