Cam Talbot made 38 saves and the streaking New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers, 2-1, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden for their 14th victory in 17 games.
New York (44-17-7) has an NHL-best 95 points and has earned at least one point in 17 of 18 games. James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick each scored his first goal for the Rangers.
The Panthers, who began the day six points out of a playoff spot, lost in regulation for the first time in five games. Brandon Pirri scored his 15th goal, and Dan Ellis made 32 saves.
Red Wings 5, Penguins 1 - Teemu Pulkkinen scored twice for the first multigoal game of his career and Detroit rolled in Pittsburgh.
Sidney Crosby picked up an assist after missing Saturday's loss to Boston because of an illness. But the Penguins mustered little flow without center Evgeni Malkin, who is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
- Associated Press