PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins have been stellar at home this season and unbeatable in shootouts for two years.
The New York Rangers brushed all that aside and played well enough to head into the Olympic break on a winning note.
Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout, and the Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3.
“We deserved this win with the way that we played the whole game,” said New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who stopped two of three shots he faced in the shootout. “I don’t know if it was desperation, but we understood how important this game was.”
Coyotes 2, Blackhawks 0
In Glendale, Arizona, Mike Smith stopped 30 shots.
Hurricanes 5, Panthers 1
In Raleigh, North Carolina, Riley Nash and Alexander Semin scored 87 seconds apart.
Devils 2, Oilers 1 (OT)
In Newark, New Jersey, Devils defenseman Jon Merrill scored his first NHL goal 2:34 into overtime.
Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 2
In San Jose, John McCarthy scored his first goal since 2010.