The Pittsburgh Penguins moved within one win of the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
Kovalchuk scored his first goal since suffering a shoulder injury last month, giving the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Penguins.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots and then stoned Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Callahan in the shootout as Pittsburgh snapped a two-game losing streak following a 15-game winning run with a 2-1 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Cam Ward made 39 saves and Chad LaRose, Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Jeff Skinner scored in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Fatigue from their early season travels is becoming problematic for the Carolina Hurricanes, and now they’re on the road again. The Hurricanes will try to overcome that exhaustion when they face the New York Rangers on Friday night.