|(NHL roundup) Garden delight for tenacious Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist (Pictured) stopped 30 shots and came within 1:53 of his second shutout in three games as the New York Rangers stretched their season-best winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday in New York’s Madison Square Garden in a National Hockey League game.
The second-place Rangers moved three points ahead of third-place Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division race by winning what could be a playoff preview. New York have eight games remaining, and the Flyers have 10 left.
Derek Dorsett scored in the first period, defenseman Ryan McDonagh added a goal in the second, and Dominic Moore made it 3-0 in the third against Steve Mason, who made 26 saves.
The Flyers' Jakub Voracek scored his 21st goal off a faceoff with 1:53 to go to.
Vancouver's David Booth scored two unassisted goals and Eddie Lack made 29 saves to lead the Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Zack Kassian, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler also scored for Vancouver as the Canucks try to make a late push to overtake Phoenix and Dallas for the Western Conference's final wild-card playoff spot.
Minnesota outshot Vancouver 31-19 and got goals from Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter, but lost its third straight at home.
* At Calgary, Alberta, Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal at 14:41 of the third period as the Anaheim Ducks picked up an important two points with a 3-2 win over the Flames.
Stephane Robidas' shot from the blue-line was kicked out by Karri Ramo but the puck went right to Cogliano at the face-off circle, who quickly fired in his 21st goal of the season. Nick Bonino and Mathieu Perreault also scored for Anaheim.
The Ducks moved to within two points of the Pacific-leading San Jose Sharks. Anaheim still holds two games in hand.
Brian McGrattan and Jiri Hudler scored for Calgary.—AP