NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ryan Callahan scored twice in New York’s three-goal second period, and New York shook of a blown lead and raced past the surging San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Monday night.
The Rangers (4-3-3) led 2-0 in the first period but squandered it to the Sharks, who were trying to complete a sweep of a six-game road trip.
Artem Anisimov also scored in the second after Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan had goals in the first. Martin Biron made 24 saves to improve to 2-0 as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup. Callahan added an assist, and Dan Girardi, Erik Christensen and Brandon Dubinsky all had two assists.
All that, and fan favourite Sean Avery could be back in the lineup Thursday if he clears waivers Tuesday.
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture had goals for the Sharks (6-4), and Antti Niemi stopped 26 shots.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP)—Andrew Ladd and Kyle Wellwood each scored goals in a shootout and the Jets beat the Panthers.
Evander Kane scored two goals and Wellwood also scored in regulation for Winnipeg. Ondrej Pavelec had a season-high 39 saves for the Panthers.
Tomas Fleischmann scored two goals in the third period for the Panthers and Jason Garrison also scored for Florida, while Jose Theodore made 28 saves.
Each team scored a goal in the game’s final minutes of regulation.
Fleischmann’s second goal came on a power play with 2:10 left and gave Florida a 3-2 lead. His shot from between the circles went over Pavelec’s shoulder.
The Jets tied it 3-all at 19:10 on Kane’s second goal on a shot from in front. The goal was awarded after a video review to determine if there was a high-stick.
CHICAGO (AP)—Viktor Stalberg scored at 2:18 of overtime and Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist in regulation to help the Blackhawks beat the Predators.
Stalberg rushed down the right wing on a 3-on-2 break, but pulled up with a move that made Nashville defenceman Jack Hillen turn the wrong way. Stalberg then fired a shot past Pekke Rinne for his third goal in two games.
Nick Leddy and Bryan Bickell also scored for the Blackhawks (7-2-2), who got three assists from Marian Hossa.
Patric Hornqvist scored twice and Craig Smith and Dave Legwand also connected for the Predators (5-5-1).
Chicago’s Duncan Keith, the 2010 Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s top defenceman, left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury and didn’t return.