NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets pile the misery on New York Rangers
Last Updated: 13/12/13 6:49am
Artem Anisimov is congratulated by team-mate Boone Jenner
The New York Rangers suffered a fourth straight loss as the Columbus Blue Jackets won 4-2.
Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard had put Columbus into an early lead before the Rangers rallied.
Dominic Moore and Dan Girardi brought the score back to 3-2 before Ryan Johansen made the game safe.
Blue Jackets goalies Curtis McElhinney and Mike McKenna, who are subbing for injured reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 32 of 34 shots.
Philadelphia Flyers edged Montreal Canadiens 2-1 as Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored goals and Steve Mason made 20 saves.
Craig Anderson stopped 40 shots as the Ottawa Senators won 2-1 over the Buffalo Sabres. Bobby Ryan and Zack Smith scored for the Senators (13-14-6), Tyler Ennis replying for the Sabres.
Martin St Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout as Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1.
David Backes scored twice and Jaden Schwartz added a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues won 6-3 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Nashville Predators were 3-1 winners against the Dallas Stars with David Legwand netting a goal and adding an assist.
The Colorado Avalanche ended a two-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, Matt Duchene and P.A. Parenteau scoring in the shootout.
Calgary edged Carolina 2-1 in overtime, Phoenix beat the New York Islanders 6-3, Boston were 4-2 winners over Edmonton and San Jose defeated Minnesota 3-1.