- Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Derick Brassard scored 32 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers’ 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

Brassard swooped in from left wing and fired a shot past Corey Crawford on the stick side after taking a cross-ice feed from Mats Zuccarello.

The Rangers moved within a point of the first-place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.

Talbot was sharp in his 15th start in 16 games since No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been sidelined with a neck injury. Talbot has eight career shutouts.

Crawford finished with 35 saves after stopping a career-high 46 shots Friday night in a 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton.


BOSTON (AP) - Daniel Paille scored two goals, one short-handed, and Brad Marchand added a short-handed goal in Boston’s victory over Detroit.

Clinging to the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot, Boston is 5-1-1 in its last seven.

David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson each had a power-play goal for Boston. Backup goalie Niklas Svedberg made 36 saves. Tuukka Rask got the day off after playing 21 of 22 games.

Luke Glendening, Gustav Nyquist and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Red Wings. They have lost two straight after a three-game winning streak.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Zach Redmond had a goal and an assist and Colorado beat Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Sunday night.

Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado.

Chris Stewart and Thomas Vanek scored late for the Wild, and Devan Dubnyk had 18 saves in his 24th straight start for Minnesota. The Wild had won five straight.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Adam Henrique scored two goals and Keith Kinkaid had 25 saves in his return to the lineup to lead New Jersey past Philadelphia.

Jacob Josefson broke a second-period tie with a short-handed goal and defenseman Eric Gelinas added a power-play tally to help the Devils bounce back from a disappointing loss to Columbus and send the Flyers to their second loss in two days. Stephen Gionta also scored and Steve Bernier added three assists.

Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored for the Flyers.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout and Ottawa beat Calgary after blowing a big lead in regulation.

Alex Chiasson, Milan Michalek, Mark Borowiecki and Mike Hoffman scored for the Senators, They led 4-0 in the third period before giving up four straight goals to allow the Flames to tie it.

Kris Russell scored twice for the Flames, and Joe Colborne and Mikael Backlund added goals.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Elias Lindholm had three goals for his first hat trick and added two assists and Carolina rallied from three goals down to beat Edmonton.

Jeff Skinner scored twice, and Alexander Semin and Andrej Nestrasi added goals for Carolina.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had his second career hat trick to increase his scoring total to 19 goals for Edmonton. Jordan Eberle added a goal and two assists for the Oilers.

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