NEW YORK — Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello scored second-period goals, and backup Cam Talbot made 24 saves in the New York Rangers’ 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
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Vancouver Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo makes a glove save against the Edmonton Oilers during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on December 13, 2013. Goaltender Roberto Luongo left the Vancouver Canucks game against the Winnipeg Jets with an unspecified injury Sunday night. Luongo left the ice with 3:30 remaining in the first period and headed toward the Vancouver dressing room. Earlier in the period he was knocked to the ice in a goal-mouth collision with Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler. Luongo, who had made six saves, was replaced by Eddie Lack.
Talbot allowed Jason Pominville early goal but was steady the rest of the way in relief of struggling No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who started the previous eight games after signing a long contract extension and allowed at least three goals in the last seven outings.
Benoit Pouliot tied it in the first period, Chris Kreider added a goal in the third, and Derick Brassard had two assists. Kreider made it 4-1 with 7:14 remaining.
New York improved to 2-4-2 on its team-record, nine-game homestand that concludes Monday night against Toronto. Minnesota has lost four of six.
CANUCKS 2, JETS 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defenceman Chris Tanev broke a tie in the third period and Vancouver beat Winnipeg after Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo left early because of an injury.
Luongo left with 3:30 remaining in the first period. Earlier, Luongo had his leg clipped by big Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, and was knocked flat during a goal-mouth collision with the Jets’ Blake Wheeler.
Eddie Lack took over in goal and made 15 saves.
Tanev scored at 10:23 of the third period. He took a pass in the high slot from Zack Kassian and ripped a shot past goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Brad Richardson opened the scoring for Vancouver on a power play midway through the first period, and Evander Kane tied it on a power play in the second.