Nashville run continues; Rangers power on

Filip Forsberg and Pekka Rinne shone as Nashville beat the St Louis Blues for their fourth NHL win in a row.

Filip Forsberg and Pekka Rinne Forsberg scored a hat-trick while Rinne registered a shut-out in a 5-0 success which improves the Predators’ wildcard hopes.

Elsewhere, Kevin Klein’s goal with less than three minutes remaining proved decisive as the New York Rangers downed the Dallas Stars 3-2.

Brandon Dubinsky scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win, while a 3-1 first period proved decisive as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-2.

Carl Hagelin’s double helped the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1, while Max Pacioretty did likewise as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Toronto Maple Leafs by the same scoreline.

Mika Zibanejad scored a hat-trick in the space of 158 seconds in the final period as the fast-finishing Ottawa Senators turned a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 win inside the last 20 minutes.

Brad Richards’ goal with a minute remaining gave the Detroit Red Wings a 5-3 outdoor victory over the Colorado Avalanche – more than 50,000 were watching at Coors Field.

In the final game to finish on Saturday, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0, with Tanner Pearson scoring both goals and netminder Jhonas Enroth registering a 23-shot shut-out.