Marcus Foligno scored a pair of goals and Jhonas Enroth turned in a strong substitute start between the pipes, with the pair leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers at First Niagara Center. Filling in for an ill Ryan Miller, Enroth stopped 32- of-33 shots to earn his first NHL victory since Nov. 26, 2011 and enable the Sabres to halt a four-game losing streak. Miller was held out of the contest due to a sinus infection. Thomas Vanek also had a goal for Buffalo, with Andrej Sekera recording two assists in the triumph. Derek Stepan scored shorthanded for the Rangers' only goal, with Henrik Lundqvist registering 19 saves in New York's second loss in its past seven outings.
Final Score: Carolina 4, Washington 0
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Justin Peters made 26 saves for his second career shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals, 4-0, in the opener of a home-and-home series. Riley Nash had two goals for the Hurricanes, who have won two straight and six of seven. Patrick Dwyer and Joe Corvo also lit the lamp. Braden Holtby stopped 32-of-35 shots for the Capitals, who have lost three in a row.
Final Score: Vancouver 2, Columbus 1 (SO)
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Mason Raymond notched the lone goal of the shootout, as Vancouver slipped by Columbus, 2-1, at Nationwide Arena. Jason Garrison scored in regulation and Roberto Luongo made 26 saves for the Canucks, who ended a four-game losing skid. Mark Letestu tallied and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 37 pucks for the Blue Jackets, who had their five-game win streak halted.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Brandon Sutter's second goal of the game capped a furious third-period rally that led Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win over Boston on Tuesday. Trailing by two goals, the Penguins scored three times in just over four minutes in the final frame to move their winning streak to a season-high six in a row. Chris Kunitz got the first goal while Sutter scored the tying and go-ahead markers, with Marc-Andre Fleury posting 14 stops in the win. Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin scored in the first period for the Bruins, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Anton Khudobin made 31 stops in the disappointing loss.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Steven Stamkos scored the game-winning goal 5 1/2 minutes into the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Florida Panthers, 3-2, on Tuesday. Martin St. Louis totaled a goal and two assists, with Vinny Lecavalier chipping in a score and a helper for the Lightning, who had lost seven of their last eight games entering the contest. Anders Lindback stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced in the triumph. Kris Versteeg, who left in the third period following an apparent left leg injury, scored 13 seconds into the second period and Tomas Kopecky added his 11th goal of the season for the Panthers, who have dropped four straight and seven of their last eight overall. Jacob Markstrom allowed three goals on 13 shots in the setback.
Final Score: Winnipeg 5, Toronto 2
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Blake Wheeler had two goals and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2, on Tuesday. Nik Antropov added a goal and two assists for the Jets, who have won three of four. Kyle Wellwood had a goal and an assist, while Evander Kane also lit the lamp. Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves for Winnipeg, which avenged a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Feb. 7. Phil Kessel scored a pair of goals for the Maple Leafs, who have lost three in a row. James Reimer stopped 24-of-28 shots before being pulled in the third period. Ben Scrivens made five saves in relief.