UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -Rangers captain Chris Drury scored his first two goals and Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Islanders on Monday night in the opening New York-New York matchup of the season.
Drury, who has bounced around between various linemates in coach Tom Renney's quest to find a trio that clicks, scored from in front 56 seconds in against backup goalie Joey MacDonald.
He added a power-play tally during a long two-man advantage with 7:26 remaining to make it 4-1. Ryan Callahan and Scott Gomez both netted their third goals of the season for the Rangers, who have won three straight and nine of their first 12 (9-2-1).
Kyle Okposo tied it at 1 in the final seconds of the first period, and Mark Streit added a short-handed goal with 1:56 left in the game for the Islanders, who dropped their fourth straight (2-6). The Rangers have the most points in the NHL, while the Islanders have the fewest.
Ducks 3, Blue Jackets 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Teemu Selanne scored a power-play goal with 3:55 left, helping the Anaheim Ducks beat the Blue Jackets.
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Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who for only the second time in franchise history swept a road trip of four games or longer. After an 0-4-0 start, the Ducks have won five of their last six.
Jean-Sebastian Giguere had 30 saves for Anaheim.
Jiri Novotny and Derrick Brassard gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead through two periods.
Senators 5, Sabres 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Spezza had two goals and an assist, and Alex Auld made 25 saves in Ottawa's victory over the Sabres that snapped the Senators' four-game losing streak.
The Sabres (6-1-2) came in as the only Eastern Conference team without a regulation loss.
Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist, and Christoph Schubert and Shean Donovan also scored for the Senators (3-5-1), while Daniel Alfredsson added two assists.
Clarke MacArthur and Derek Roy scored, and Patrick Lalime finished with 23 saves for the Sabres.
Wild 3, Blackhawks 2
ST. PAUL, Minn.(AP) - Mikko Koivu assisted on goals by Andrew Brunette, Antti Miettinen and Brent Burns to lead the Wild over the Blackhawks.
The Wild (6-0-1) are the only NHL team without a regulation loss despite playing the last five games without star Marian Gaborik.
Chicago, which had its seven-game point streak snapped, grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Patrick Sharp, but allowed the next three goals and saw its third-period rally fall short.
Koivu has been Minnesota's best player during its early season streak. The fourth-year Fin leads Minnesota with 13 points and is among the league leaders in assists with 12.
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