Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Rangers edge Blackhawks

The Rangers´ Benoit Pouliot (left) and Derick Brassard celebrate a first-period goal by Brassard. (PAUL BERESWILL / GETTY IMAGES)
The Rangers' Benoit Pouliot (left) and Derick Brassard celebrate a first-period goal by Brassard. (PAUL BERESWILL / GETTY IMAGES)
Cam Talbot, subbing for resting Olympian Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 31 shots, and Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored as the New York Rangers returned from the Sochi break with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Talbot was 11.6 seconds away from a shutout, but Peter Regin scored after goalie Corey Crawford was pulled. Patrick Kane nearly tied it seconds later, but Talbot stopped him with his pad.

Devils 5, Blue Jackets 2 - Adam Henrique scored twice, Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career, and New Jersey had a rare goal-scoring binge in defeating Columbus in Newark, N.J.

Islanders 5, Leafs 4 - Lubomir Visnovsky scored 1:55 into overtime as New York outlasted Toronto in Uniondale, N.Y.

Visnovsky's winner came after Anders Lee scored two tying goals for the Islanders in a seesaw third period in which the teams combined for five goals in a nine-minute span.

Canadiens 6, Penguins 5 - David Desharnais scored the lone goal in the shootout, leading Montreal to a wild victory in Pittsburgh.

- Associated Press

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