Columbus Blue Jackets 5, New York Rangers 2
NEW YORK -- Most NHL teams struggled immediately after their respective bye weeks this season, but not the Columbus Blue Jackets, who returned to action with a home-ice win Saturday and followed that up with an impressive 5-2 road victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg both scored a pair of goals for the Blue Jackets, and Josh Anderson scored once. Sergei Bobrovsky sparkled with 28 saves while earning his 32nd victory of the season, tying his career high set in 2013-14.
Rick Nash and Jesper Fast scored the Rangers.
Nashville Predators 5, Edmonton Oilers 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Viktor Arvidsson scored Nashville's third power play goal of the game at 1:19 of the third period, lifting his team over Edmonton.
Filip Forsberg scored his eighth goal in four games for the Predators and James Neal collected three assists. Defensemen P.K. Subban and Roman Josi each added two assists. Ryan Ellis, Vernon Fiddler and Colin Wilson also scored for the Predators.
NHL scoring leader Connor McDavid tallied a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who which stayed five points behind idle San Jose in the Pacific Division. Defenseman Oscar Klefbom contributed two assists. Milan Lucic, Mark Letestu and Jordan Eberle also scored for Edmonton.
Calgary Flames 3, Carolina Hurricanes 1
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals as Calgary completed a splendid road trip by defeating Carolina.
Michael Ferland also scored for the Flames, who went 4-0-1 in five road games to gain more traction in a bid for a Western Conference playoff spot.
Victor Rask scored for the Hurricanes, who won only once during a five-game homestand (1-3-1).
Boston Bruins 6, Dallas Stars 3
DALLAS -- Boston finished a four-game road trip with another victory thanks to three-point performances from both Patrice Bergeron, who had two goals and an assist, and Brad Marchand (goal, two assists), vs. Dallas.
David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Ryan Spooner also scored for the Bruins, who received three assists from Torey Krug and two from David Pastrnak.
Ottawa Senators 2, Florida Panthers 1
Karlsson, who has 44 assists this season, set up a short-handed goal by Zach Smith in the first period and Turris' second-period score. Ottawa also got good goaltending from Craig Anderson, who won made 37 saves, including a stellar glove stop on an otherwise open right side of the net in the second period on Reilly Smith.
Florida, which lost its fourth consecutive home game, got a power-play goal from Jonathan Marchessault. Panthers goalie James Reimer made 31 saves.
Chicago Blackhawks 4, St. Louis Blues 2
CHICAGO -- Artem Anisimov snapped a third-period tie with a goal, and Scott Darling made 30 saves as Chicago won for the ninth time in the past 10 games, beating St. Louis.
Anisimov took a pinpoint cross-ice pass from Artemi Panarin with 5:20 remaining in the third period before Darling helped hold off a late St. Louis rally to preserve the win for the Blackhawks. Darling started in place of Corey Crawford, who missed the game due to illness. Darling made several key saves to keep the Blackhawks on top in the closing minutes.
The Blues took their third loss in a row despite getting 38 saves from Jake Allen.
Arizona Coyotes 3, Buffalo Sabres 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata ripped a slap shot through a screen with 18.9 seconds left in regulation as Arizona rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat Buffalo at Gila River Arena.
The goal gave Vrbata 600 career points and extended his point streak to nine games. Max Domi and Jamie McGinn also scored for the Coyotes, who got 31 saves from Louis Domingue.
Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues scored for Buffalo, which fell seven points off the Eastern Conference playoff pace after a pair of losses this weekend on the road. Anders Nilsson made 26 saves for Buffalo.