Marcus Foligno scored a pair of goals and Jhonas Enroth turned in a strong substitute start between the pipes, with the pair leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers at First Niagara Center. Filling in for an ill Ryan Miller, Enroth stopped 32- of-33 shots to earn his first NHL victory since Nov. 26, 2011 and enable the Sabres to halt a four-game losing streak. Miller was held out of the contest due to a sinus infection. Thomas Vanek also had a goal for Buffalo, with Andrej Sekera recording two assists in the triumph. Derek Stepan scored shorthanded for the Rangers' only goal, with Henrik Lundqvist registering 19 saves in New York's second loss in its past seven outings.
Final Score: Carolina 4, Washington 0
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Justin Peters made 26 saves for his second career shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals, 4-0, in the opener of a home-and-home series. Riley Nash had two goals for the Hurricanes, who have won two straight and six of seven. Patrick Dwyer and Joe Corvo also lit the lamp. Braden Holtby stopped 32-of-35 shots for the Capitals, who have lost three in a row.
Final Score: Vancouver 2, Columbus 1 (SO)
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Mason Raymond notched the lone goal of the shootout, as Vancouver slipped by Columbus, 2-1, at Nationwide Arena. Jason Garrison scored in regulation and Roberto Luongo made 26 saves for the Canucks, who ended a four-game losing skid. Mark Letestu tallied and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 37 pucks for the Blue Jackets, who had their five-game win streak halted.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Brandon Sutter's second goal of the game capped a furious third-period rally that led Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win over Boston on Tuesday. Trailing by two goals, the Penguins scored three times in just over four minutes in the final frame to move their winning streak to a season-high six in a row. Chris Kunitz got the first goal while Sutter scored the tying and go-ahead markers, with Marc-Andre Fleury posting 14 stops in the win. Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin scored in the first period for the Bruins, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Anton Khudobin made 31 stops in the disappointing loss.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Steven Stamkos scored the game-winning goal 5 1/2 minutes into the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Florida Panthers, 3-2, on Tuesday. Martin St. Louis totaled a goal and two assists, with Vinny Lecavalier chipping in a score and a helper for the Lightning, who had lost seven of their last eight games entering the contest. Anders Lindback stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced in the triumph. Kris Versteeg, who left in the third period following an apparent left leg injury, scored 13 seconds into the second period and Tomas Kopecky added his 11th goal of the season for the Panthers, who have dropped four straight and seven of their last eight overall. Jacob Markstrom allowed three goals on 13 shots in the setback.
Final Score: Winnipeg 5, Toronto 2
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Blake Wheeler had two goals and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2, on Tuesday. Nik Antropov added a goal and two assists for the Jets, who have won three of four. Kyle Wellwood had a goal and an assist, while Evander Kane also lit the lamp. Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves for Winnipeg, which avenged a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Feb. 7. Phil Kessel scored a pair of goals for the Maple Leafs, who have lost three in a row. James Reimer stopped 24-of-28 shots before being pulled in the third period. Ben Scrivens made five saves in relief.
Final Score: St. Louis 4, San Jose 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Chris Stewart tallied twice and Jake Allen stopped 39 shots as St. Louis downed San Jose, 4-2, at Scottrade Center. David Perron and Chris Porter added second-period tallies for the Blues, who have won three of their last four. Allen, who ran his record to 6-1-0, picked up his first home win this season. Dan Boyle and Brent Burns scored for the Sharks, who lost their fourth straight game. Antti Niemi took the loss, after making only 17 saves.
Final Score: Anaheim 2, Minnesota 1
St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Luca Sbisa scored the deciding goal with 3:04 left to play, capping a furious third-period rally that lifted the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 triumph over the Minnesota Wild at XCel Energy Center. Patrick Maroon also scored during Anaheim's late charge, while Jonas Hiller turned aside 30-of-31 shots in a strong effort between the pipes to help the surging Ducks earn their fourth straight victory while halting Minnesota's four- game home win streak in the process. Devin Setoguchi converted a power-play chance for the Wild's lone tally, with Niklas Backstrom coming up with 19 saves in a losing cause.
Final Score: Nashville 4, Dallas 0
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Pekka Rinne posted 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators took a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars. Shea Weber, Nick Spaling, Gabriel Bourque and Rich Clune all scored for the Predators, who came into the game having lost four of their last five. David Legwand and Craig Smith added two assists each. Kari Lehtonen gave up all four goals on 21 shots for the Stars, who have dropped their past two games.
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Colorado 0
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Devan Dubnyk stopped all 36 shots he faced as Edmonton claimed a 4-0 victory over Colorado at Pepsi Center. Shawn Horcoff, Sam Gagner, Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all lit the lamp for the Oilers, who won the final two contests of a nine-game road trip. Ales Hemsky finished with two assists as Edmonton returns home to host Detroit on Friday after a 3-4-2 stretch away from northern Alberta. Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves in defeat for the Avalanche, who couldn't maintain momentum from back-to-back wins over Chicago and San Jose.
Final Score: Phoenix 5, Los Angeles 2
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Mikkel Boedker scored twice to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Shane Doan and Raffi Torres each posted a goal and an assist while Rob Klinkhammer also scored for the Coyotes, who have won four of their past six games. Mike Smith stopped 31 shots in the win. Dustin Brown and Mike Richards scored for the Kings, who had won four of five coming into the contest. Jonathan Quick gave up all five goals on 29 shots in the loss.