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New York is tied with the West-leading Blues, who were idle, with 105 points, but the Rangers have the edge in a tiebreaker. New York leads Pittsburgh by five points in the East.
Winnipeg jumped ahead 2-0 with a pair of goals 56 seconds apart in the second period, but the Rangers cut the deficit in half on Del Zotto's goal at 7:44 and changed the momentum.
"The entire building felt it," winning goalie Henrik Lundqvist said. "We started to get our game going. It was a big turning point."
The Jets lost their third straight, and with five games left, they are 10th in the East with 78 points. Buffalo holds the eighth and final playoff spot with 86 points; the Capitals are ninth with 84. Both teams were idle.
"I don't know if we're out of it yet, but we can't play like we are," Jets forward Turner Glass said.
game highlights: Allen York stopped 29 shots and earned his first NHL victory in an emergency start as the host Blue Jackets beat the Red Wings 4-2. No. 1 goalie Steve Mason was hurt in the morning when he was hit in the mask by a shot from teammate Colton Gillies. No. 2 Curtis Sanford was out with a leg injury, so Columbus turned to York, who spent time this season in the ECHL and AHL.
canucks to fans: don't riot: With the playoffs beginning in two weeks, the Canucks began an ad campaign aimed at their fans to try to prevent violence like the rioting that occurred after the team lost Game 7 of last year's Stanley Cup final to the Bruins. The campaign features Canucks Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa and Manny Malhotra, former Canucks Trevor Linden and Stan Smyl, and fans asking fans to celebrate the postseason responsibly.
around the league: Penguins All-Star defenseman Kris Letang (lower-body injury) won't play tonight or Friday when Pittsburgh visits the Islanders and Sabres, respectively. Coach Dan Bylsma said Letang, hurt Sunday against the Devils, is day to day. … The Sabres, pushing for a playoff spot, will be without defenseman Christian Ehrhoff indefinitely after he hurt his left knee against the Capitals on Tuesday.
First Period—None. Penalties—Bickel, NYR (holding), 10:24; McDonagh, NYR (tripping), 10:41; Stralman, NYR (delay of game), 14:20.
Second Period—1, Winnipeg, Machacek 2 (Maxwell, Stuart), 3:58. 2, Winnipeg, Little 23 (Wheeler, Ladd), 4:54. 3, N.Y. Rangers, Del Zotto 8 (Callahan), 7:44 (sh). 4, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 28 (Gaborik, Del Zotto), 18:23 (pp). Penalties—Boyle, NYR (boarding), :27; Dubinsky, NYR (slashing), 6:35; Kane, Wpg (slashing), 8:19; Burmistrov, Wpg (holding), 18:00; Ladd, Wpg, double minor (high-sticking), 18:52.
Third Period—5, N.Y. Rangers, Boyle 9 (Fedotenko, McDonagh), 3:07. 6, N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 17 (Gaborik, Richards), 10:06 (pp). Penalties—Bickel, NYR, major (fighting), 5:56; Glass, Wpg, major (fighting), 5:56; Burmistrov, Wpg (holding), 8:46. Shots on Goal—N.Y. Rangers 4-15-9—28. Winnipeg 11-8-5—24. Power-play opportunities—N.Y. Rangers 2 of 5; Winnipeg 0 of 5. Goalies—N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 37-16-5 (24 shots-22 saves). Winnipeg, Pavelec 28-28-7 (28-24).
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First Period—1, Columbus, Prospal 14 (Nash), 6:26. 2, Columbus, Dorsett 11 (Johansen), 14:17. 3, Detroit, Zetterberg 22 (Datsyuk, Holmstrom), 16:23 (pp). Penalties—Stuart, Det (roughing), 8:10; Boll, Clm (elbowing), 10:03; Lebda, Clm (hooking), 16:05.
Second Period—4, Columbus, Brassard 14 (Nikitin, Umberger), 14:30. 5, Columbus, Umberger 15 (Atkinson, Nikitin), 15:57. Penalties—Emmerton, Det (high-sticking), 2:28; Hudler, Det (roughing), 17:27; Prospal, Clm (roughing), 17:27; Dorsett, Clm (goaltender interference), 19:01.
Third Period—6, Detroit, Kronwall 15 (Lidstrom, Datsyuk), 9:34 (pp). Penalties—Quincey, Det (boarding), 3:43; A.Johnson, Clm (high-sticking), 8:31. Shots on Goal—Detroit 5-8-18—31. Columbus 14-8-9—31. Power-play opportunities—Detroit 2 of 4; Columbus 0 of 3. Goalies—Detroit, Conklin 5-6-1 (31 shots-27 saves). Columbus, York 1-1-0 (31-29).
First Period—1, Los Angeles, Mitchell 5 (Kopitar, Voynov), 5:30. Penalties—Stoll, LA (cross-checking), 6:03; Hannan, Cal (interference), 13:23; Richards, LA (goaltender interference), 17:43.
Second Period—2, Los Angeles, Brown 20 (Kopitar, Doughty), 4:22. Penalties—King, LA (tripping), 6:12; Wilson, Cal (interference), 12:31; Giordano, Cal (holding), 16:34; Greene, LA (slashing), 19:09.
Third Period—3, Los Angeles, Williams 19, 18:51 (en). Penalties—Martinez, LA (slashing), 6:31; Jackman, Cal (high-sticking), 6:31; Jackman, Cal (tripping), 19:12. Shots on Goal—Los Angeles 14-7-9—30. Calgary 9-6-4—19. Power-play opportunities—Los Angeles 0 of 4; Calgary 0 of 4. Goalies—Los Angeles, Quick 33-21-11 (19 shots-19 saves). Calgary, Kiprusoff 34-21-11 (29-27).
First Period—1, Dallas, Ryder 34 (Ribeiro, Robidas), 11:53. Penalties—Sutton, Edm (slashing), 6:37; Horcoff, Edm (boarding), 13:11.
Second Period—2, Dallas, Ribeiro 18 (Eriksson, Ryder), 5:05. Penalties—Ryder, Dal (tripping), 8:25; Eriksson, Dal (hooking), 14:49; Horcoff, Edm (hooking), 19:52.
Third Period—3, Dallas, Ryder 35 (Ribeiro, Eriksson), 4:11. 4, Edmonton, Hemsky 10 (Smyth, Potter), 8:21. Penalties—Goligoski, Dal (hooking), 4:51; Whitney, Edm (tripping), 12:50; Garbutt, Dal (hooking), 15:00; Jones, Edm (holding), 16:25. Shots on Goal—Dallas 13-6-6—25. Edmonton 12-9-11—32. Power-play opportunities—Dallas 0 of 5; Edmonton 0 of 4. Goalies—Dallas, Lehtonen 32-18-4 (32 shots-31 saves). Edmonton, Dubnyk 19-18-2 (25-22).