New York topple Pittsburgh

The Islanders (30-13-1) banged in four unanswered goals in the third period to move into first place in the Eastern Conference. ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????

Centre Sidney Crosby scored twice for the Penguins.

Anaheim Ducks dominated as right winger Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals, and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov notched his first victory since rejoining the Ducks in a 5-1 home win over the New Jersey Devils.

Bryzgalov, who played for Anaheim from 2001-07, re-signed as a free agent in December, and was making just his third start, as coach Bruce Boudreau rested Frederik Andersen.

A pair of third-period goals 28 seconds apart by Bryan Little and Chris Thorburn broke open a tie and led the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-2 win away at the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Jets won for the fourth time in five games and also posted their third straight victory over the Blackhawks this season.

Defenseman Marc Staal and centre Chris Kreider scored for the New York Rangers in a 2-1 win on the road at the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Centre Derek Stepan had the primary assist on both goals for the Rangers, who had not scored in their previous two games.

The Nashville Predators scored twice in the final five minutes to come from behind and beat the Washington Capitals 4-3, spoiling the return of former coach Barry Trotz, who was dumped in April after 15 seasons.

Left winger James Neal scored the winning goal with less than two minutes remaining as the Predators improved to 30-9-4.

Ryan Miller stopped 27 shots for his second shutout in as many nights as the Vancouver Canucks scored three second-period goals to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0.

No Western Conference team has more victories on the road than Vancouver’s 14. ????

Anaheim Ducks 5 New Jersey Devils 1

Carolina Hurricanes??0 Vancouver Canucks 3

Chicago Blackhawks 2 Winnipeg Jets 4

Columbus Blue??Jackets 1 New York Rangers 2

Nashville Predators 4 Washington Capitals 3

New??York Islanders 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 3

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