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Rangers 3, Capitals 2
Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta made 32 saves, and the New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Friday night.
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Stepan gave the Rangers the 3-2 lead just 17 seconds into the third period when his shot from high in the slot deflected off defenseman Brooks Orpik's stick and by goalie Braden Holtby.
Jesper Fast and Keith Yandle gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the first period. Ryan McDonagh had two assists.
Jay Beagle and T.J. Oshie scored second-period goals for Washington, which was looking to reach the 100-point mark.
Raanta, starting in place of Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms), made 32 saves while Holtby made 20.
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Blue Jackets 6, Oilers 3
David Savard had the first two-goal game of his career, and Columbus answered Edmonton at every turn in a win at Nationwide Arena.
Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner, Scott Hartnell and Fedor Tyutin also scored for the Blue Jackets, who are 12-5-4 since Jan. 13. Joonas Korpisalo finished with 33 saves.
The Oilers got goals from Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl, while Laurent Brossoit, making only his third NHL start, made 21 saves.
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Stars 4, Devils 2
Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and an assist, Mattias Janmark had two assists and Kari Lehtonen stopped 18 of 20 shots for Dallas in a win over New Jersey at American Airlines Center.
The Stars also got a goals from Jason Spezza, Colton Scevour and Vernon Fiddler in their first home win since Feb. 13 against Washington.
The Devils got goals from Adam Henrique, who now has four goals in his last four games, and Devante Smith-Pelly.
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