Derek Stepan scored a pair of special-teams goals and completed a hat trick into an empty net, Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves in his 600th NHL contest, and the host New York Rangers won their eighth consecutive game, 3-1, spoiling the debut of the New Jersey Devils' revamped coaching staff on Saturday night.
The Devils replaced Pete DeBoer, who was fired Friday, with a three-headed coaching staff.
Former Washington Capitals coach and ex-Devils assistant Adam Oates, ex-Devils assistant and star defenseman Scott Stevens, and general manager Lou Lamoriello spit duties on the bench.
Oates handled the forwards and Stevens oversaw the defense. There will be no official head coach for the rest of the season.
Sabres 4, Islanders 3 - Tyler Ennis scored in the shootout in host Buffalo's victory over New York. The Sabres overcame a 3-0 deficit, scoring three goals in the third.
Capitals 3, Penguins 0 - Goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots, and Eric Fehr scored two goals as host Washington shut out Pittsburgh.
Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1 - Ben Bishop made 25 saves in his return from an injury and host Tampa Bay beat Carolina. Bishop missed the previous four games due to a lower body injury.
Blue Jackets 6, Bruins 2 - Kevin Connauton had a goal and two assists and host Columbus scored four times in the second period for a win against Boston. Scott Hartnell, in his first game back after missing five games with a broken finger, scored the Blue Jackets' first two goals for a 2-1 lead.
Add the Devils' Patrik Elias and Michael Ryder to the list of players with the mumps.
Goalie Scott Clemmensen, sent down to Albany on Dec. 9, also has the mumps. Five Devils have been sidelined by the illness. - Associated Press