NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider and Tyler Motte each scored twice and the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Kaapo Kakko and Artemi Panarin also scored, Mika Zibanejad had three assists and Barclay Goodrow and Adam Fox each had two assists to help the Rangers win for the fifth time in seven games and improve to 11-2-2 in their last 15 games.
Igor Shesterkin stopped 28 shots to win for the ninth time in his last 11 starts.
Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and Darren Raddysh and Brandon Hagel also scored for Tampa Bay, which snapped a three-game winning streak. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 31 saves.
It was a physical game that featured four fights and several hard hits in a matchup of teams that met in the Eastern Conference final last year, which the Lightning won in six games to advance to their third straight Stanley Cup Final.
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane and Nikita Zadorov each had a goal and assist and Calgary beat Winnipeg to keep its playoff hopes alive.
The Flames (37-27-15) and Jets (43-32-3) each have 89 points, but Winnipeg maintained its hold on the second Western Conference wild-card spot based on winning percentage. The Jets have four games remaining, one more than the Flames.
Walker Duehr also scored for the Flames, who lost to Chicago the night before, but are 5-1-0 in their past six games. Jacob Markstrom stopped 33 shots.
Kyle Connor scored for the Jets and Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves. ___ AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports