NEW YORK — Rick Nash scored twice while New York notched five straight goals, and the Rangers rolled over the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Jordan Weal put Philadelphia up 1-0 before Nash, J.T. Miller, Paul Carey and Michael Grabner combined to make it 5-1 by the end of the second period. Nash had the first and last goal for the Rangers.

New York snapped a three-game skid and improved to 23-17-5. Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves.

Philadelphia dropped to 20-16-8 with its first loss in four games. Brian Elliott gave up five goals on 21 shots before being replaced by Michal Neuvirth in the third period.

Entering their first meeting of the season, New York and Philadelphia were on significantly different trajectories. The Flyers had won four straight, while the Rangers had scored two or fewer goals in eight of their last 10 games.

DEVILS 4, ISLANDERS 1: Damon Severson scored twice 1:26 apart in a three-goal second period as visiting New Jersey ended a six-game skid.

Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall also scored for New Jersey, which was 0-3-3 since beating Detroit at home on Dec. 27. Keith Kinkaid, getting the start after Cory Schneider was a late scratch due to illness, stopped 25 shots.

Anders Lee scored and Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves as the Islanders snapped a three-game winning streak.

BLUES 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Vince Dunn scored in overtime to give St. Louis a win at Toronto.

The Blues had tied the game in the final minute of regulation on a goal by Alexander Steen.


PREDATORS: Nashville placed forward Viktor Arvidsson on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals.

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