COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves for his third consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets handed the New Jersey Devils their eighth straight loss with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night.

Bobrovsky shut out the Devils for the second time in three days as he made 20 saves in a 3-0 win on Sunday.

Tuesday’s shutout was his career-high sixth this season. Bobrovsky has not allowed a goal since the Canadiens’ Alex Galchenyuk scored in overtime on Feb. 28.

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored third-period goals for Columbus, which leads Pittsburgh by two points for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

FLYERS 6, SABRES 3: Radko Gudas had a goal and two assists, and visiting Philadelphia continued its late-season playoff push with a win over Buffalo.

The Flyers improved to 3-0-1 in their past four and vaulted ahead of idle Tampa Bay into 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings.

RANGERS 5, PANTHERS 2: Henrik Lundqvist made 43 saves to earn his 30th win of the season and lead New York to a win at Florida.

Nick Holden, Kevin Hayes, and Chris Kreider scored goals for the Rangers. Tanner Glass had a goal and an assist. Pavel Buchnevich added an empty-net goal.

New York won its fifth straight road game and is 24-8-0 on the road.

Lundqvist is the only goalie in NHL history to record at least 30 wins in 11 of his first 12 seasons. Lundqvist joins Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy as the only goalies to earn 30 or more wins in 10 seasons.

Lundqvist earned his 404th NHL win, passing Grant Fuhr for sole possession of 10th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, RED WINGS 2: James van Riemsdyk broke out of a scoring slump, and host Toronto snapped a five-game losing streak.

Gustav Nyquist scored twice for the Red Wings.

BLUES 2, WILD 1: Vladimir Tarasenko and David Perron scored and Jake Allen made 32 saves and visiting St. Louis edged Minnesota.

Allen was 10.5 seconds away from a second straight shutout before Wild center Mikko Koivu threw a puck on net from near the blue line that bounced past Allen.

Allen’s scoreless streak had reached 159 minutes, 8.5 seconds as St. Louis won back-to-back games after losing five in a row.


GM MEETINGS: NHL general managers want to keep things as they are – for now.

But while league officials are fully expecting at least one rule to cause consternation in the playoffs, general managers opted against recommending changes to it or anything else on the second day of meetings in Boca Raton, Florida.

Among the issues of most intrigue was the offside element of the coach’s challenge, which was introduced at the start of the 2015-16 season.

Colin Campbell, the NHL’s senior executive vice president of hockey operations, said it was almost certain to bubble into controversy during the postseason.

Some calls involving the offside rule have been almost too close to call and there’s been murkiness on players raising one leg in the air to avoid drawing an offside charge.

Ultimately, no change was deemed necessary for now.

Campbell said there were 100 challenges on offside so far this season, 29 of which related to a player lifting his skate in the air to avoid being offside.

Just nine were overturned and ruled offside, another 20 deemed inconclusive.

The league assumed that the addition of high-definition cameras at the blue line last spring would make the offside aspect of the challenge essentially cut and dried, but it’s not been that way so far.