New York, NY (Sports Network) - Derek Stepan scored twice, including the winner in the third period, to lead the New York Rangers in a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Ryan Callahan had a goal and three assists while Rick Nash added a goal and an assist for the Rangers, who were coming off consecutive shutout losses. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots in the win.
The victory gives the Rangers 37 points and they are tied with the Islanders for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but the Rangers have a game in hand.
Zach Bogosian and Nik Antropov scored for the Jets, who have dropped their past three games. Ondrej Pavelec gave up all four goals on 35 shots in the loss.
Winnipeg still holds a four-point lead over Carolina for the top spot in the Southeast Division.