NHL: New York Rangers' hot streak continues after beating Washington Capitals
Last Updated: March 11, 2013 8:46am
Martin Biron made 28 saves for the Rangers in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals
The New York Rangers made it five wins in six games with a 4-1 success over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Martin Biron made 28 saves for the Rangers who scored through Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan, Derek Stepan and Brad Richards.
Following their record-breaking start the Chicago Blackhawks suffered a second consecutive defeat as they lost 6-5 to the Edmonton Oilers.
Sam Gagner scored two of Edmonton's four goals in the first period as the Oilers ended a five-game losing streak.
Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 as Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert both scored in the shootout.
Sidney Crosby tied a career high with five assists and Chris Kunitz posted his second hat-trick of the season in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-1 rout of the New York Islanders.
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Florida Panthers 5-2 with Michael Ryder scoring two power-play goals.
Patrik Elias scored the only goal of the shootout and Johan Hedberg stopped all three Winnipeg attempts as New Jersey Devils beat the Jets 3-2.
The Philadelphia Flyers ended a three-game losing streak as Claude Giroux, Simon Gagne and Max Talbot scored their goals in a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Corey Perry scored the go-ahead goal with 14:40 left in the third period before adding an empty-netter in the final minute to see the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 win against the St Louis Blues.
Minnesota Wild won 4-2 over the Vancouver Canucks with Zach Parise scoring two goals and also having an assist and Niklas Backstrom making 25 saves.
Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the night just as overtime was up for Colorado as the Avalanche stretched a home winning streak to a season-high five games with a 3-2 win over the over San Jose Sharks.