Jaromir Jagr assisted on four straight goals as the New York Rangers pounded the New York Islanders 5-1 in National Hockey League action Wednesday. Jagr broke the Rangers' single season scoring record and helped give the team a four-point lead in the Atlantic Division.
The red hot Florida Panthers won their seventh straight game, and 10th in the last 12, with a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Panthers are making a late push for the final playoff spot in the East. They currently trail eighth-place Montreal by six points.
The Calgary Flames moved into a first place tie with Los Angeles in the Northwest Division after a 2-1 win over the Kings. Jarome Iginla's shorthanded goal was the difference in the game.
Anson Carter scored a power-play goal with six seconds left to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Niko Kapanen scored the game-winner for Dallas as the Stars edged the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-1.
Kyle Calder scored in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. The Blackhawks had lost five straight games, all by one goal.
J.P. Dumont scored twice to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Boston Bruins 4-3. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for Buffalo.
Matt Bradley had two goals for Washington, as the Capitals blew past the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1.