Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2011
The NHL roundup …
NEW YORK ó Ryan Callahan scored a career-high four goals and five points and the New York Rangers finally found some success at home in a dominating 7-0 victory over the sliding Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Callahan, who had nine previous two-goal games and two four-points outbursts in the NHL, scored twice in the first period when New York built a 2-0 lead, added another in the second when the edge grew to 4-0, and netted his 20th of the season in the third with a goal off his skate.
New York got top-line forward Marian Gaborik back in the lineup for the first time in seven games following a concussion.
He didnít get on the score sheet, and it didnít matter. Mats Zuccarello added two goals and Artem Anisimov also scored for the Rangers, who snapped a four-game losing streak at home while wearing their road whites at Madison Square Garden for the first time this season.
Capitals 3, Panthers 2, OT
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Alexander Semin scored 48 seconds into overtime for Washington. Nicklas Backstrom and Boyd Gordon also scored to help the Capitals take the Southeast Division lead.
Sabres 3, Wild 2, OT
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Drew Stafford scored 46 seconds into the overtime session for Buffalo, picking up the puck at the Minnesota blue line, going around Brent Burns and tucking the puck under goalie Jose Theodoreís leg.
Devils 3, Islanders 2, SO
UNIONDALE, N.Y. ó Brian Rolston scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give surging New Jersey its 20th victory in 24 games (20-2-2).
Blake Comeau tied it for New York with 3:42 left in regulation, firing a loose puck from the low slot past Martin Brodeur for his 18th goal this season.
Rolston also scored for the Devils in regulation, and Brodeur stopped 20 shots.
Josh Bailey added a goal for the Islanders.
The Devils, 30-31-4 overall, are eight points behind eighth-place Buffalo in the race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
The Associated Press