RANGERS 4, DUCKS 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rick Nash scored his 25th goal, Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves, and the New York Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.

Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Dominic Moore also scored for the Rangers, who opened their three-game California road trip with a dominant effort against the overall NHL leaders.

Francois Beauchemin scored midway through the third period for the Ducks, who have just one regulation victory in eight games.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots in his first home start in more than seven years for the Ducks, who re-signed their former backup goalie last month after a seven-year absence.

CAPITALS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece, and Washington spoiled the debut of Toronto interim coach Peter Horachek.

Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin, with an empty-net goal, also scored for Washington, which is 12-6-3 on the road. It was Ovechkin’s 20th goal of the season and 50th career point against Toronto.

Braden Holtby’s 22nd straight start tied Wayne Stephenson’s club record as Washington, 7-1-2 in its last 10 games, won its third in a row.

Daniel Winnik and Trevor Smith scored for Toronto, which has lost three straight and is 2-8 in its last 10. Former Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle was fired Tuesday.

Horachek was tabbed as interim coach Wednesday.



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