Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov, and David Savard scored in the first 11 minutes, 10 seconds and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Rangers, 4-2, on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, sending New York to its fourth straight loss.
The Rangers, 0-3-1 on its nine-game homestand, closed within 3-2 in the third period, but Ryan Johansen pushed Columbus' lead back to two goals with 1:32 left.
Craig Anderson stopped 40 shots in the Senators' 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Ottawa. Bobby Ryan and Zack Smith scored for the Senators, who have earned at least a point in four straight games.
Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the visiting Detroit Red Wings, 2-1. Detroit has lost all six of it shootouts this season, this time failing against Ben Bishop.
Calgary fires GM
Jay Feaster was fired as general manager of the Calgary Flames with the team in next-to-last place in the Western Conference.
Assistant GM John Weisbrod also was let go. Brian Burke, the team's president of hockey operations, will serve as acting general manager.
Burke said the moves were needed to get the franchise back on track toward a championship.
Calgary did not make the playoffs in Feaster's two full seasons as GM.
Burke was hired by the Flames in early September.
- Associated Press