DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche had New York boxed in from the start.All game Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey
, really, with Colorado going on 10 power plays to keep the Rangers on the defensive throughout.Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen set the early tone with power-play goals in the first period, helping the Avalanche end a six-game slide with a 6-1 win over the Rangers on Friday night.Colorado finished with its most power-play opportunities since Oct. 16, 2008, when the team had 11 against Philadelphia.“The way we’ve been struggling lately it feels so good to get a win,” defenseman Tyson Barrie said.Gabriel Landeskog added a goal off his right skate, Alexander Kerfoot tipped in a shot, Rantanen deflected in yet another and Ryan Graves closed out the scoring with his first career NHL goal as a struggling Avalanche squad won for the first time since Dec. 19.Colorado finished 3 of 10 on the power play, with two of the goals scored following a 5-minute boarding call on former Avalanche player Cody McLeod just 2 1/2 minutes in.“It’s been losing hockey. It’s been negative — negative video, a negative vibe around the rink,” MacKinnon said. “It’s nice to finally end it.”To Rangers coach David Quinn http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/authentic-keith-yandle-jersey
, this loss boiled down to one thing — all those penalties. The Avalanche had 15:23 of power-play time.“You have zero chance to win a hockey game in that way,” Quinn said. “It wasn’t our night from the get-go. We created a lot of our own problems with the penalties.”Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves, including one on a penalty shot by Jimmy Vesey late in the third.Ryan Strome scored the Rangers’ lone goal midway through third period on a night they were outshot by a 47-25 margin. Alexandar Georgiev attempted to keep things close while giving Henrik Lundqvist a night off. Lundqvist was pulled Wednesday after allowing six goals in a loss to Pittsburgh.Barrie had three assists to give him 278 career points, the most by a defenseman in franchise history. Barrie broke the mark held by John-Michael Liles.“Finally nice to get it out of the way and put it behind me,” Barrie said. ” It’s something I can look back on and take pride in it. Johnny’s a great guy and a great player, so it’s nice to pass him and take him out to dinner.”After the morning skate, the Avalanche reiterated over and over the importance of a fast start to break out of their 0-4-2 skid.This helped their cause: Going on the power play early when McLeod slammed the face of defenseman Samuel Girard into the glass on a big hit. MacKinnon scored on a high wrist shot over Georgiev’s glove at 4:40, with Rantanen adding another 2:13 later when his pass went in off the stick of New York defenseman Neal Pionk.“It’s hard to play games when you sit that long in the box,” Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello said. “At the end of the day, they were the better team than us.”Colorado was getting all the bounces, with Landeskog knocking in a goal with his right skate midway through the second period. The Avalanche led 5-0 in the third before Strome ended Grubauer’s shutout bid on a breakaway.Graves scored his first career goal following a rebound in the third. He was selected by New York in the fourth round of the 2013 draft Womens Authentic Nick Bjugstad Jersey
, before being dealt to Colorado last February.“Regardless of who we were playing, it’s pretty sweet,” Graves said of his goal.NOTES: Rangers C Kevin Hayes missed the game with an upper body injury. … Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov remains day-to-day with a lower body injury. … The Avs are stumping for Landeskog to make the All-Star team through the “Last Men In” vote from the fans. There were buttons and signs that read, “Vote Gabe in.” … MacKinnon and Landeskog each have 25 goals this season.UP NEXT:Rangers: Stop No. 2 on a three-game trip will be Sunday in Arizona.Avalanche: Open a five-game trip Tuesday in Winnipeg. NEW YORK (AP) Brock Nelson scored his third goal of the game 3:15 into overtime and the New York Islanders, boosted by rookie Mathew Barzal’s five assists, beat the Detroit Red Wings 7-6 on Friday night.The Islanders trailed 5-2 with 6:33 left in regulation when Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi was assessed a major game misconduct for slashing Cal Clutterbuck.New York took full advantage as Nelson, Anders Lee, Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey scored power-play goals in the span of 3:37 for a 6-5 lead. The four power-play goals in the third period set a franchise record.Bailey’s goal gave New York its first lead of the game with 1:49 left in regulation. But Mike Green’s sixth of the season with 29 seconds remaining forced overtime. Nelson then completed his second career hat trick with his 14th goal, sending Detroit to its third straight loss.Jaroslav Halak made six saves on seven shots in the third period to pick up the win. He replaced starter Thomas Greiss, who allowed five goals on 32 shots.Jordan Eberle also scored for New York. Anthony Mantha, Martin Frk Roberto Luongo Jersey
, Henrik Zetterberg, Darren Helm and Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit.STARS 4, PENGUINS 3, SODALLAS (AP) – Tyler Seguin scored the deciding shootout goal and Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped all three Pittsburgh shooters in the tiebreaker.Lehtonen won his fifth straight game, and stretched Dallas’ winning streak to five games.Shooting second, Seguin sent a shot off of Matt Murray’s right side and into the net.The Penguins tied it with 1:13 left in regulation on defenseman Justin Schultz’s goal from above the left faceoff circle. Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Riley Sheahan and Carl Hagelin. The Stars’ comeback began when Seguin scored his sixth goal in five games at 17:57 of the first period. John Klingberg and Dan Hamhuis scored early in the third period to give Dallas a 3-2 lead.CAPITALS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2WASHINGTON (AP) – Fourth-line center Jay Beagle put Washington ahead for good with his 50th career goal, and the Capitals continued their dominance against Columbus.Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist as Washington swept a home-and-home with Columbus and won its sixth straight against the Blue Jackets dating to last season.John Carlson also scored and Braden Holtby made 35 saves.Pierre Luc-Dubois and Artemi Panarin scored for the Blue Jackets. They have lost five straight.DUCKS 3, OILERS 2ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Ryan Kesler scored early in the third period, and Anaheim held on for the win.Corey Perry also scored and Hampus Lindholm had a goal and an assist for the Ducks http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/authentic-vincent-trocheck-jersey
, who are tied with San Jose and Calgary for third place in the Pacific Division with 64 points. John Gibson made 30 saves after missing four games with a lower-body injury.Anton Slepyshev and Kris Russell scored for the Oilers, who dropped the first two games of their three-game California trip. Cam Talbot made 31 saves.RANGERS 4, FLAMES 3NEW YORK (AP) – Mika Zibanejad scored the go-ahead goal on a power play, Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in relief and New York beat Calgary to snap a four-game losing streak.Zibanejad scored at 12:41 off a cross-ice pass from J.T. Miller. Lundqvist replaced Ondrej Pavelec after Pavelec injured his knee in the first period.Rick Nash, Michael Grabner and Kevin Hayes also scored for New York. Brett Kulak had his first NHL goal, and Matthew Tkachuk and Curtis Lazar also connected for the Flames.BLUES 5, JETS 2WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and St. Louis used a big push in the second period to beat Winnipeg.Tarasenko, Patrik Berglund and Alexander Steen scored in a 7 1/2-minute span of the second, helping St. Louis open a 3-0 lead. Tarasenko added his 23nd goal in the third after Winnipeg pulled within one. Brayden Schwartz scored into an empty net and had an assist.Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine scored for the Jets.KINGS 3, PANTHERS 1SUNRISE Adrian Kempe Jersey
, Fla. (AP) – Anze Kopitar scored his 22nd goal of the season, Jonathan Quick made 35 saves and Los Angeles beat Florida for its third straight victory.Jonny Brodzinski scored the go-ahead goal, and Nick Shore also connected for the Kings.Aaron Ekblad scored for the Panthers, and Harri Sateri made 23 saves. They had won four in a row.HURRICANES 4, CANUCKS 1RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Brett Pesce, Phil Di Giuseppe and Sebastian Aho scored in the first period, leading Carolina past Vancouver.Justin Williams added his 10th in the third as Carolina stopped a three-game slide. Scott Darling made 22 saves, allowing only Michael Del Zotto’s goal.