NHL: New acquisitions energize Rangers in 6-goal assault

2013-04-04T00:00:00Z NHL: New acquisitions energize Rangers in 6-goal assaultThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

NEW YORK - Ryane Clowe, Derick Brassard and John Moore injected instant offense just hours after being acquired by the Rangers, and New York scored a season-high three power-play goals in a dominant 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

Clowe came to New York on Tuesday night in a trade with San Jose, and Brassard was part of the package New York received on Wednesday in a deal that sent star forward Marian Gaborik to Columbus right before the NHL trade deadline. Clowe scored two goals - after netting none for San Jose in 28 games this season - and added an assist, and Brassard had a goal and three assists. Brian Boyle and defenseman Ryan McDonagh added goals, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots in the Rangers' highest-scoring game of the season.

Moore, a defenseman also acquired in the trade for Gaborik, scored his first goal of the season at 9:17 of the third to push the lead to 6-1. Pascal Dupuis scored in the second period for the Penguins, who lost for the second consecutive night after 15 consecutive victories, two shy of tying the NHL record for longest winning streak.

• Flyers 5, Canadiens 3: In Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds and Erik Gustafsson scored late in the third period to lift Philadelphia. The Flyers had been 1-11 when trailing after two periods. Trailing 3-2, Simmonds tipped in the puck from the crease to tie, and less than 2 minutes later, Gustafsson's pass for Matt Read went off a defender and into the net for his 10th goal and a 4-3 lead. Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter with 39 seconds left.

• Ducks 5, Stars 2: In Anaheim, captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists, and Teemu Selanne scored his 673rd career goal for Anaheim. Viktor Fasth made 23 saves and Radek Dvorak scored his first goal for Anaheim in the second of three straight meetings in five days between the Pacific Division-leading Ducks and the last-place Stars.

• Oilers 8, Flames 2: In Edmonton, Alberta, Taylor Hall had a goal and four assists for Edmonton. Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov scored two goals apiece. Matt Stajan had both goals for Calgary.

• Sharks 4, Wild 2: In San Jose, Dan Boyle scored on a spectacular end-to-end rush with a two-man advantage to help San Jose win its sixth straight. Marty Havlat got the scoring started for San Jose and Joe Thornton broke a tie with a goal off the skate of a Minnesota defender late in the second period. TJ Galiardi also scored and Antti Niemi made 31 saves to help the Sharks move into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference.

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