Panthers pounce; Rangers shoot stars

Florida Panthers registered a club-record 10th straight NHL win with a 5-1 beating of Buffalo Sabres.

The runaway Atlantic Conference leaders were inspired by Corban Knight, Derek MacKenzie and Jonathan Huberdeau, who all scored and recorded an assist as the Sabres were themselves put to the sword.

New York Rangers made light work of Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden, winning 6-2.

Derek Stepan found the net twice from five shots, Jayson Megna scored and assisted one while Rock Nash recorded three assists for Rangers.

A fourth NHL hat-trick by Zach Parise set up a 4-2 win for Minnesota Wild over Columbus Blue Jackets.

Philadelphia Flyers got back to winning ways as their 4-3 victory over Montreal Canadiens ended a three-game losing streak while Artemi Panarin scored an overtime winner to give Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh Penguins.

Drew Stafford scored twice as Winnipeg Jets beat Nashville Predators 3-2 and Washington Capitals ended a two-game losing streak by beating Boston Bruins 3-2.

Elsewhere, Calgary Flames beat Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1.