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.
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