Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Antti Raanta stopped 29 shots as the New York Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday night.
Dan Girardi and Kevin Hayes also scored for the Rangers, who won their sixth straight game and moved into a three-way tie for second place with Columbus and Pittsburgh in the tough Metropolitan Division.
Raanta made two big saves in the final 23 seconds after the Blue Jackets pulled the goalie for a sixth skater and were swarming.
Brandon Dubinsky and Nick Foligno scored for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 20 saves.
Hayes put the Rangers up 2-1 after stripping the puck from David Savard and moving up the ice on a breakaway 4:49 into the third period.
Foligno knotted the score again with 8:07 left in regulation.
Vesey then got the game winner less than two minutes later.
Coyotes 5, Flames 0: Christian Dvorak scored two goals and Mike Smith made 36 saves to lead Arizona.
Note: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust's upper-body injury may be worse than the team initially feared. Coach Mike Sullivan classified Rust's injury as "longer term." Rust left during the second period of a 4-1 win over Colorado last Thursday after crashing into the net. Sullivan said Monday that the team is hopeful the injury isn't season ending but he is reluctant to put a specific time frame on it. Rust has 12 goals and 13 assists in 50 games for Pittsburgh this season.
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