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Callahan's hat trick powers Rangers past Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Callahan scored three goals and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 5-2 on Saturday for their seventh straight win over the Flyers.

Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov also had goals for the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers, who broke out of their power-play funk and improved to 5-0 against the Flyers this season.

It was a rare display on special teams that catapulted the Rangers to their second victory over Philadelphia in seven days. New York had a season-high three goals on the power play. The Rangers increased their lead to six points over the Flyers in the Atlantic Division and have two games in hand.

The Rangers entered with the fourth-worst, power-play unit in the NHL, converting just 13.4 percent of their chances.

Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds had Philadelphia's goals. The Flyers have lost four of five, and are losing their hold on fourth place in the East.

Henrik Lundqvist had 31 saves in the victory.

Panthers 3, Devils 1

At Newark, N.J., Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 shots against his former team, and Sean Bergenheim, Kris Versteeg and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Panthers, who have won four of six.

Florida stretched its Southeast Division-lead over Washington to two points with just its second road win in 12 games.

Steve Bernier scored for the Devils and Martin Brodeur made 18 saves, but New Jersey has lost two straight for the first time since a three-game skid from Jan. 19-24.

Flames 3, Canucks 2, SO

At Calgary, Alberta, Jarome Iginla scored the shootout winner for Calgary to earn an important two points.

The shootout was tied through two rounds, with Olli Jokinen scoring for Calgary and Alex Burrows replying for Vancouver, which set the stage for Iginla — the Flames' captain and all-time leading scorer.

Bruins 4, Predators 3, SO

At Boston, Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored shootout goals to lift Boston over Nashville.

Boston forced overtime when Milan Lucic scored a power-play goal with 67 seconds left in regulation after goalie Tim Thomas was pulled for an extra skater.

Daniel Paille and Bergeron also scored for the Bruins, who had lost seven of 12.

Penguins 8, Jets 5

At Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin added to his NHL-leading point total, scoring a goal and dishing out four assists as Pittsburgh rolled past Winnipeg.

Kris Letang scored twice and had an assist for the Penguins. Richard Park notched his 100th career NHL goal, and Jordan Staal scored in his first game after missing more than a month with a left knee injury.

Coyotes 3, Blackhawks 0

At Glendale, Ariz., Mike Smith made 38 saves for his third shutout of the season to help Phoenix beat fading Chicago for its fifth straight win.

Radim Vrbata, Boyd Gordon and Kyle Chipchura scored for the Coyotes, three points behind Chicago in the Western Conference standings.The Blackhawks lost their eighth straight overall — their longest skid since the 2007-08 season — and 10th in a row on the road.

Islanders 2, Kings 1, OT

At Uniondale, N.Y., Mark Streit's goal 1:36 into overtime lifted the New York Islanders over Los Angeles.

The Islanders captain split the Kings defense and beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for this fifth goal this season. Matt Moulson and Andrew MacDonald earned assists.

The Islanders (23-23-8) improved to 7-2-2 in their last 11 games, but the Kings (26-19-11) continued to struggle on their six-game road trip.

Oilers 4, Senators 3, OT

At Ottawa, Taylor Hall scored 17 seconds into overtime, and Edmonton snapped a two-game losing streak.

Hall backhanded a rebound past Craig Anderson for his 19th goal as Edmonton improved to 5-2-1 in its last eight games.

Magnus Paajarvi scored his first goal of the season and assisted on Shawn Horcoff's tally 42 seconds into the third. Horcoff also assisted on Hall's goal.

Lightning 2, Sabres 1

At Buffalo, N.Y., Steven Stamkos had a goal and assist, and resurgent Tampa Bay beat Buffalo for its seventh win in 10 games.

Mathieu Garon made 26 saves, and Steve Downie also scored during the Lightning's two-goal second period. Tampa Bay (24-24-6) is on a 7-1-2 roll and has earned at least a point in a season-high four straight road games (3-0-1).

Canadians 5, Maple Leafs 0

At Toronto, Carey Price turned aside 32 shots, and Montreal hammered Toronto after the Maple Leafs retired the famous No. 13 of longtime former captain Mats Sundin.

It was the third straight loss for the Maple Leafs, who remained in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has won four in a row and is seven points back of the postseason cutoff.

Blue Jackets 3, Wild 1

At St. Paul, Minn., R.J. Umberger scored two goals, one on a power play with 21 seconds left in the second period, to send Columbus over stumbling Minnesota.

Defenseman James Wisniewski had an empty-net goal in the final minute and added an assist in his first time back from a 17-game absence because of an ankle injury. Rick Nash assisted on both of Umberger's goals to give the NHL-worst Blue Jackets their second win this week against the Wild.

Blues 3, Avalanche 2, OT

At St. Louis, Carlo Colaiacovo scored 3:18 into overtime for St. Louis.

David Perron added two goals and an assist as the Blues won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 15-0-3 in their last 18 at home. St. Louis, among the NHL's best home teams at 23-3-4, has earned at least one point in a franchise-record 18 straight games overall.