RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Ryan McDonagh, Marian Gaborik and Sean Avery scored in a 4:53 span of the second period and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.
Ryan Callahan and Michael Sauer had the other goals for the Rangers, who got points from 14 players and earned their 11th win in 13 games. Martin Biron made 28 saves as he made a spot start for No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
New York remained three points behind Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh, but the Rangers have played four fewer games than the Penguins.
Derek Joslin, Jeff Skinner and Jiri Tlutsy scored goals for Carolina, winless in two games under new coach Kirk Muller.
Muller replaced the fired Paul Maurice on Monday, and the Hurricanes lost 3-1 to Florida in his debut behind the bench Tuesday night.
Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes, who have lost five in a row and are last in the Southeast Division.
Carolina got off to a good start...