Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello scored second-period goals, and backup Cam Talbot made 24 saves in the host New York Rangers' much-needed 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.

Talbot allowed the first goal but was steady the rest of the way in relief of struggling No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

Lundqvist, who started the previous eight games after signing a long contract extension, has allowed at least three goals in the last seven outings.

Benoit Pouliot tied it in the first period, Chris Kreider added a goal in the third, and Derick Brassard had two assists. Kreider made it 4-1 with 7 minutes, 14 seconds remaining.

Jason Pominville had the lone goal for Minnesota.

Loungo leaves

Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo left the Canucks' game against the Winnipeg Jets because of an unspecified injury.

The Canucks won, 2-1.

Luongo left the ice with 3:30 left in the first period. Earlier, he was knocked to the ice in a goalmouth collision with Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler.

Eddie Lack took over in goal, and Luongo wasn't on the bench at the start of the second period. Lack finished with 15 saves.

- Associated Press