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Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves to backstop the postseason hopeful New York Islanders to a critical 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. The Islanders remained tied with the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but closed within two points of seventh-place New Jersey with their fourth win in five games. Martin Brodeur stopped 18 shots for a Devils club that has dropped four straight. The three previous setbacks had come after regulation.

Final Score: NY Rangers 4, Winnipeg 2

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.

Final Score: Montreal 4, Carolina 1

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Carey Price needed to make just 18 stops to help the Montreal Canadiens take a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. Max Pacioretty scored twice while Jeff Halpern and Andrei Markov each scored for the Canadiens, who have won three straight and hold a three-point lead over Boston for first place in the Northeast Division. Jordan Staal had the lone goal of the game for the Hurricanes, who have dropped eight of their last nine games and remain four points behind Winnipeg for first place in the Southeast Division. Justin Peters was charged with three goals on 28 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Detroit 3, Colorado 2

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a lopsided loss by holding on for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena. Justin Abdelkader, Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner each had a goal for Detroit, which was coming off Sunday's 7-1 home setback to Chicago. Pulled against the Blackhawks, Jimmy Howard finished with 22 saves Monday against a Colorado team struggling mightily on the road this season. The Avalanche have dropped 12 straight away from Pepsi Center.

Final Score: St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1

St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Jaden Schwartz and Andy McDonald each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues took down the Minnesota Wild, 4-1, on Monday. Barret Jackman and Kevin Shattenkirk also lit the lamp for the Blues, who snapped a three-game skid and moved one point ahead of the idle Columbus Blue Jackets for the eighth spot in the Western Conference. Jaroslav Halak made five saves before suffering a lower-body injury in the final seconds of the first period. Brian Elliott stopped 19-of-20 shots in relief. Dany Heatley scored the lone goal for the Wild, who are tied with Vancouver atop the Northwest Division with 44 points. The Canucks play the Sharks on Monday. Niklas Backstrom turned aside 20-of-24 shots for Minnesota, which has lost two of three. His personal eight-game winning streak came to an end.

Final Score: Chicago 3, Nashville 2 (SO)

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Michal Rozsival scored the winner in the fifth round of the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks took a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. In the fifth round, Rozsival stickhandled his way to the net and lifted a backhander over Pekka Rinne. Corey Crawford then preserved the win by making a right pad save on Taylor Beck. Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who have won three of four. Crawford stopped 25 shots in the win. David Legwand and Beck scored for the Predators, who have dropped three straight. Rinne made 38 saves in the loss.

Final Score: Anaheim 4, Dallas 0

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Viktor Fasth made 26 saves to record his third shutout of the season and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars, 4-0, on Monday. It was the first of three games over five days between these two Pacific Division rivals. Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who have won two of three and sit second in the Western Conference. Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey and Teemu Selanne also lit the lamp. Kari Lehtonen stopped 26-of-29 shots for the Stars, who went 2-3-0 on a five-game homestand. They sit three points behind the Blues for the eighth spot in the West.

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