Shanahan Leads the Rangers

From the Associated Press

Brendan Shanahan came to New York to take some of the Rangers’ scoring load off Jaromir Jagr’s shoulders.

He is doing that, and taking faceoffs, killing penalties and playing tough defense.

Shanahan scored his NHL-leading seventh goal of the young season, and the Rangers outlasted the New Jersey Devils, 4-2, Monday night at New York.

Chicago 5, Colorado 3: Martin Lapointe scored two goals, including the winner early in the third, and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 shots at Denver.


Nashville 2, New York Islanders 1: Steve Sullivan scored in regulation and in a shootout at Uniondale, N.Y., to help the Predators win their second straight game.

Carolina 5, Tampa Bay 1: Justin Williams had three goals and an assist, and Cam Ward made 34 saves at Tampa, Fla.

Vancouver 2, Edmonton 1: Sami Salo scored the go-ahead goal in his return to the lineup to lift the Canucks at Vancouver, Canada.


Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin, out since injuring a shoulder in his first exhibition game, will make his debut Wednesday against New Jersey.