Devils defenseman Christian Jaros, right, tumbles into Carolina’s bench after being checked by Steven Lorentz, left, of the Hurricanes during Saturday’s game in Newark, N.J. Noah K. Murray/Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — Jesper Bratt scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-4 Saturday night.

Nathan Bastian scored twice, Andreas Johnsson had a goal and two assists, Michael McLeod and Pavel Zacha each added a goal and an assist and Jack Hughes also scored for New Jersey, which snapped a three-game skid. Ryan Graves had three assists and Dawson Mercer added two.

Jon Gillies of South Portland finished with 31 saves while filling in for Mackenzie Blackwood to pick up his first win in four games since being acquired from the St. Louis in December.

RANGERS 7, COYOTES 3: Chris Kreider notched a hat trick to set a career high with 29 goals, tying for the NHL lead, and New York scored six unanswered to beat visiting Arizona.

Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba scored twice as New York improved to 12-3-2 at home and recovered from an early 3-1 deficit after being outshot 16-4 in the first period by the last-place Coyotes.

CAPITALS 3, SENATORS 2: Alex Ovechkin scored his 28th and 29th goals of the season in the third period, Nicklas Backstrom pounced on a turnover to get the winner 1:13 into overtime and Washington rallied for a victory at home.

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Backstrom also assisted on Ovechkin’s second goal, which tied Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers for the NHL lead.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, ISLANDERS 1: Morgan Rielly had a goal and an assist, Petr Mrazek stopped 25 shots and Toronto won at New York.

Mitch Marner and Pierre Engvall also scored as the Maple Leafs finished a six-game road trip at 3-2-1.

SABRES 6, FLYERS 3: Jeff Skinner, Tage Thompson and Peyton Krebs each scored twice, and Buffalo handed visiting Philadelphia its 11th consecutive loss.

Philadelphia’s skid (0-8-3) matches the Arizona Coyotes and New York Islanders for the longest in the NHL this season. It is one short of the franchise record of 12 straight losses set in 1999. The Flyers are the first team in 11 years to lose 10 in a row twice in the same season.

Rasmus Dahlin and Alex Tuch each had two assists for the Sabres, who ended a nine-game home slide.

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AVALANCHE 3, CANADIENS 2: Gabriel Landeskog scored 1:16 into overtime and Colorado beat Montreal for its 15th straight win at home.

Colorado became the first NHL team to win 15 consecutive home games since the Washington Capitals did it Jan. 1 to March 4, 2017. The Avalanche won their previous two home games in shootouts and have won six in a row overall.

NOTES

BLACKHAWKS: Chicago placed forward Jujhar Khaira and defenseman Riley Stillman on injured reserve on Saturday.

Khaira is dealing with a lower back issue. Stillman left Friday night’s 5-1 loss to Minnesota with a left shoulder injury.

The move for Khaira, who has three goals and no assists in his first season with Chicago, was made retroactive to Monday.

 


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