CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Rangers, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have all gotten hot, and are ready to chase a playoff spot.
Zibanejad and Kreider each had a goal and two assists as the Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and assist, and Filip Chytil, Ryan Strome, and Artemi Panarin scored as New York rebounded from a 3-1 loss to Boston on Sunday to win for the fifth time in six games.
The Rangers also won their sixth straight on the road.
Dominik Kubalik scored twice, giving him 25 goals to lead NHL rookies. Drake Caggiula also connected for Chicago, which has just one win in its last eight games (1-5-2).
Duncan Keith set up Kubalik’s first goal for his 500th career assist.
Robin Lehner blocked 35 shots for the fading Blackhawks, who let the Rangers power past them in the third.
Stars 3, Coyotes 2
DALLAS — Jamie Oleksiak broke a third-period tie with his first goal in 26 games and the Dallas Stars held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes.
Oleksiak stepped up into the top of the slot, took a pass from Alexander Radulov and sent a low snap shot past goalie Adin Hill with 8:22 remaining.
Dallas is 5-0-1 in its last six games to pull even with Central Division leader St. Louis.
Ben Bishop made 21 of his season-high 39 saves in the first period.
Corey Perry and Radek Faksa scored power-play goals for Dallas.
Taylor Hall had a power-play goal for Arizona, Christian Fischer also scored in the second period and Hill stopped 30 shots.
Bruins 2, Oilers 1, OT
EDMONTON, Alberta — David Pastrnak scored the winner 1:14 into overtime to give Boston a victory over Edmonton.
Pastrnak was set up for the goal on a pass from David Krejci. He tucked the puck between Oilers goalie Mike Smith’s legs for his 43rd of the season.
Patrice Bergeron scored his 27th goal for the Bruins, who have won four straight and are 10-1-0 in their last 11 games.
Avalanche 3, Islanders 1
DENVER — Pavel Francouz made 27 saves and lost his first NHL shutout with just over two minutes remaining as Colorado beat the Islanders.
Gabriel Landeskog, Andre Burakovsky and Joonas Donskoi scored to help Colorado end a three-game skid.
The Islanders continued their offensive struggles in losing their fourth straight despite another strong performance by Semyon Varlamov. The goaltender, who spent eight seasons with the Avalanche before signing with New York last summer, had 26 saves in his first game in Denver since leaving Colorado.
Brock Nelson scored his 22nd of the season with Varlamov off for an extra skater and New York trailing by three.
Panthers 4, Ducks 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Vincent Trocheck and Aleksi Saarela each scored second-period goals off fortuitous rebounds and Florida rallied from an early deficit to beat Anaheim.
Wild 4, Canucks 3, SO
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as Minnesota beat Vancouver.
Kevin Fiala and Luke Kunin also scored in regulation for Minnesota, and Mats Zuccarello had two assists. Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 shots.
J.T. Miller scored twice in the third period and Jay Beagle added a goal for Vancouver. Quinn Hughes recorded two assists. Jacob Markstrom made 25 saves.