Brett Connolly's second goal of the game during a third-period power play lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to their third straight win over the host New York Rangers, 6-3, on Monday night.

With Martin St. Louis off for slashing, Connolly scored past Henrik Lundqvist at 5 minutes, 34 seconds for his fourth of the season. Tyler Johnson gave the Lightning a two-goal lead 1:24 later with his second of the night, and Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter with 26.4 seconds left to give Tampa Bay its fourth consecutive victory.

Victor Hedman had three assists, and Ben Bishop made 32 saves to improve to 8-0 against the Rangers - including three wins in 15 days.

Blue Jackets 2, Panthers 1 - Boone Jenner scored at 10:05 of the third period to lift host Columbus past Florida and end the Blue Jackets' six-game skid.

Matt Calvert also scored for Columbus, which entered having won only two of its last 17 games to drop to the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

Scandella fined

Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella was fined by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie.

Scandella signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension last week.

Gomez signs on

Center Scott Gomez is back on the New Jersey Devils' roster.

General manager Lou Lamoriello said the 34-year-old center signed a contract Sunday night and there is a good chance he will play against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. - AP