Brian Boyle scored to snap a tie early in the third period and All-Star Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 22 shots for his 250th career win as the visiting New York Rangers dealt the reeling Winnipeg Jets a critical blow to its dwindling postseason aspirations with a 4-2 victory.
Captain Ryan Callahan and defenseman Michael Del Zotto collected a goal and an assist apiece and Derek Stepan netted a power-play tally for the Rangers, who won for the fifth time in six contests to pull into a tie with St. Louis in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.
New York moved five points ahead of idle Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Division.
Rookie Spencer Machacek and Bryan Little scored 56 seconds apart in the second period for the Jets, who suffered their third straight loss and fifth in six games. Winnipeg sits eight points behind eighth-place Buffalo with five matches remaining on its schedule.
Boyle gave New York a 3-2 lead at 3:07 of the third period by using his 6-foot-7, 244-pound frame to cre...