NHL Roundup

Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3

Ryan Callahan's shootout goal gave New York a victory over Toronto Saturday night and lifted the Rangers into a tie atop the NHL standings.

The Rangers captain moved in on goalie Jonas Gustavsson and wired a shot top corner in the third round to clinch it. Brad Richards also scored for New York in the shootout. Tim Connolly had Toronto's lone goal in the tiebreaker.

Marian Gaborik, with two goals, and Brandon Dubinsky scored in regulation for New York (47-21-7). Henrik Lundqvist made 22 stops for the Rangers, and Richards added two assists.

The Rangers, who lead Pittsburgh by three points in the Eastern Conference, are tied with Western-leading St. Louis with 101 points. The Rangers have one more win than the Blues.

Lightning 4, Islanders 3

Steven Stamkos scored twice to tie the Lightning record with 52 goals this season, and Tampa Bay beat New York.

Stamkos gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead with his second of the night and tied Vincent Lecavalier's club record 1:46 into the second. Stamkos also assisted on Tim Wallace's goal that gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 edge at 12:10 of the third.

Stars 4, Flames 1

Jamie Benn scored twice, Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves, and Dallas beat Calgary in a matchup of Western Conference playoff contenders.

Michael Ryder also scored for the Stars, who improved to 87 points and are in the middle of a six-team scramble along with the Flames (83 points) for one of the final two playoff spots.

Senators 8, Penguins 4

Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and two assists, and Ottawa dealt Pittsburgh its first regulation loss in 15 games.

Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in six games since making his second comeback of the season, but it wasn't enough as Pittsburgh fell to 13-1-1 since a 6-2 loss in Buffalo on Feb. 19.

Flyers 4, Canadiens 1

Danny Briere scored a pair of goals, Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves and Philadelphia clinched a playoff berth with a win over Montreal.

Three of Philadelphia's four goals came on the power play, upping the Flyers' league-leading total to 61.

Predators 3, Jets 1

Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead Nashville to a victory over Winnipeg.

Matt Halischuk, Gabriel Bourque and Shea Weber scored for Nashville, which snapped a two-game losing streak.


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