NHL Wrap: Islanders take spoils against Rangers

Andrew Ladd scored twice as the New York Islanders secured a 4-2 victory over city rivals Rangers.

Anders Lee and Nikolay Kulemin were also on the scoresheet, while Thomas Greiss produced 25 stops to help the Islanders improve their recent home record.

It was the Islanders’ second win in three against the Rangers, whose goals came from Nick Holden and Jimmy Vesey.

The Ottaway Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 after Mike Condon made 21 saves en route to his fifth shut-out of the season.

Dion Phaneuf opened the scoring with a rocket into the right-hand corner of the net, before Erik Karlsson added to the advantage with a point shot. Kyle Turris goal completed the victory in the final four minutes.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen scored power-play goals to secure a 4-3 win for the St Louis Blues over the Vancouver Canucks.

Magnus Paajarvi and Jori Lehtera were also on the scoresheet for the Blues who extended their winning streak to six.

Bo Horvat, Henrik Sedin and Brandon Sutter were on the mark for the Canucks as they suffered a third defeat in four.

Darcy Kuemper produced 34 saves in Minnesota Wild’s 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Erik Haula, Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon were on the scoresheet for the Western Conference Leaders, while Cody Eakin found the mark for the Stars.

Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane were the heroes for the Buffalo Sabres in a 2-0 win, as they inflicted a fifth successive defeat on the Colorado Avalanche. Robin Lehner made 23 saves for the Sabres.

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Sidney Crosby became the 12th fastest player to reach 1,000 points, as he helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Chris Kunitz, Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin were also on target for the Penguins, while Patrik Laine, Paul Postma and Dustin Byfuglien were the scorers for the Jets.

The Edmonton Oilers secured their 31st win of the campaign after a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Matt Hendricks and a hat-trick from Connor McDavid saw the Oilers net five or more times for the second successive game.

Finally, Mike Condon was superb in goal for the Ottawa Senators, making 21 saves to keep his fifth clean sheet of the season as the Senators defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-0.