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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers

Talbot, Rangers Edge Hurricanes For 6th Win In Row

Ryan McDonagh’s first-period goal held up and Cam Talbot made 18 saves as the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to six with a 1-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night.

12/21/2014

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a penalty shot against Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at the Prudential Center on December 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Holtby, Backstrom Lead Capitals Past Devils

Braden Holtby made 21 saves, Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist and Alex Ovechkin scored a highlight-reel goal as the Capitals continued to roll with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night.

12/20/2014

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 in a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Rally Late, Stun Lightning 3-1

John Tavares and Anders Lee scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, after the Islanders had been stymied by Vasilevskiy, and New York stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 with a late comeback Saturday night.

12/20/2014

Brad Malone #24 of the Carolina Hurricanes battles for possession of the puck against J.T. Miller #10 of the New York Rangers during their NHL game at PNC Arena on December 20, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

Rangers Beat Hurricanes 3-2 In Shootout

Mats Zuccarrello scored in the shootout, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win

12/20/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Aggressive Nash Has Rangers Pointed Toward Top Of East

The Rangers’ best player is at the top of his game right now, and his teammates are jumping on his back and following his lead.

12/17/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Red-Hot Rick Nash In Early Mix For Hart Trophy

Nash means business. So do the Rangers. It’s been a truly amazing return to form for No. 61.

12/17/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers Beat Oilers For 3rd Straight Win

Henrik Lundqvist’s fifth shutout of the season was a breeze.

12/15/2014

The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello tips the puck past goalie Ryan Miller  of the Vancouver Canucks for his second goal of the night on Dec. 13, 2014. (credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Zuccarello Leads Rangers Past Canucks, 5-1

Mats Zuccarello had two goals and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-1 victory over the slumping Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

12/14/2014

Trevor Daley #6 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at American Airlines Center on April 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Daley, Horcoff Lead Stars Past Devils, 4-3

Trevor Daley and Shawn Horcoff scored in the second period to help the Dallas Stars recover after giving up a two-goal lead and beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 Saturday night.

12/13/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders moves in on Scott Darling #33 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 13, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Strike Late, Snap Blackhawks’ Winning Streak

Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat Chicago 3-2 on Saturday night to snap the Blackhawks’ NHL-best, eight-game winning streak.

12/13/2014

An exterior view of the Devils' Prudential Center (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Devils, NHL Battling Mysterious Mumps Outbreak

Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of.

12/12/2014

Martin Brodeur of the St. Louis Blues takes a break during the second period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Brodeur had played all of his 1,259 career games for the Devils before his first Blues appearance. There are now only seven goalies in team history that played their entire NHL “careers” for New Jersey.

12/08/2014

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils takes the puck as Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals defends on December 6, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.The Washington Capitals defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Struggling Devils, 4-1

Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 3:25 apart in the second period and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

12/06/2014

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 26: Cedrick Desjardins #40 of the New York Rangers stop a shot against the Chicago Blackhawks during a preseason game at the United Center on September 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Rangers defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Helm Leads Red Wings Past Rangers 3-2

Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victory.

12/06/2014

Barret Jackman #5 and Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues combine on Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues Top Islanders 6-4

New York hasn’t won eight straight home contests since a nine-game run during the 1989-90 season.

12/06/2014

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