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Nash gets back in goals as Rangers beat Panthers

Nash gets back in goals as Rangers beat Panthers
By Reuters

22/03/2016 at 03:24Updated 22/03/2016 at 09:53

Left winger Rick Nash scored his first goal since December as the New York Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers 4-2.

Rangers 4, Panthers 2

Left winger Rick Nash scored his first goal since Dec. 30 and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots as the New York Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers 4-2 at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

Nash missed nearly two months with a bone bruise in his leg and hadn't registered a point in five games since rejoining the team.

Flyers 4, Islanders 1

Defenseman Brandon Manning scored his first NHL goal -- a tiebreaking tally late in the second period Monday -- and the Philadelphia Flyers continued to tighten the Eastern Conference wild-card race with a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders at Barclays Center.

Manning's goal came in his 66th career game.

Maple Leafs 5, Flames 2

William Nylander's first career three-point game helped the Toronto Maple Leafs post a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames at Air Canada Centre on Monday night.

Nylander scored the eventual winner 29 seconds into the third period, one-timing a Jake Gardiner feed top corner on Jonas Hiller for his fourth of the season. The 19-year-old rookie has five points in his last two games.

Predators 5, Kings 2

A second-period outburst was enough for the Nashville Predators to hold off the Los Angeles Kings and earn two points in a preview of a potential first-round Western Conference playoff matchup.

Center Ryan Johansen collected three points, including a critical goal that blunted Los Angeles' third-period rally, as Nashville bagged a 5-2 verdict Monday night at sold-out Bridgestone Arena.

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