Brad Richards netted a hat trick to power the NY Rangers to an 8-4 win over the reeling Buffalo Sabres. Rick Nash, Carl Hagelin and Ryan Callahan were some of the Rangers’ goal scorers. Cody Hodgson scored his 15th of the season for Buffalo in the loss.
SPIN: The Rangers used an offensive blitz to chase Ryan Miller from the net for Buffalo after he allowed four goals. Jhonas Enroth came on in relief and was equally lousy as he allowed four himself. Miller should be on the pine for the final week of the season. Buffalo was eliminated from the playoff hunt with the rout.
St. Louis knocked off Dallas 2-1 for their 9th win in their last 11 games.
SPIN: Chris Stewart’s 17th goal of the season was almost all the offense the Blues needed. The Blues are hot at the right time and have the second-most road wins in the West. Brian Elliott stopped 21 shots for his league-best eighth win this month.
Chicago edged Nashville 5-4 in overtime. Duncan Keith led the Hawks with a goal and two assists ...