Mark Messier and Adam Graves scored off Pittsburgh neutral-zone turnovers in a four-goal third period, and the New York Rangers came from behind three times to beat the suddenly slumping Penguins 7-4 Saturday.
Wayne Gretzky was held without a goal for the 11th consecutive game, but led the comeback by setting up three consecutive goals as the Rangers rallied from deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-3.The Rangers are 3-0 against division-leading Pittsburgh this season and are assured of winning the season series for the first time in five years and only the second time in 10 years.
Mario Lemieux returned from a one-game layoff with back spasms but didn't score as Pittsburgh, 15-5-3 at home, lost consecutive home games for the first time this season. The Penguins' 14-game unbeaten streak was stopped with a 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado.
Panthers 3, Lightning 2
At Miami, Scott Mellanby ended his scoring slump with two goals in 50 seconds, leading the Florida Panthers past the Tampa Bay Lightning.
A potential game-tying goal by Tampa Bay's Alex Selivanov on a rebound was disallowed with 3:59 left. Following a video replay, the officials ruled that play had been halted because of a pileup in the crease before the puck entered the net.
The Panthers, who ended their first three-game home losing streak in nearly two years, have won consecutive games for the first time since November.
Blues 8, Canadiens 1
At Montreal, Brett Hull and Jim Campbell scored two goals each as St. Louis routed Montreal.
It was the Blues' fourth consecutive win and the Canadiens' worst loss at the Molson Centre.
Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger, Harry York and Joe Murphy also scored for the Blues, 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and 5-2 since Joel Quenneville replaced Mike Keenan as coach.
Jassen Cullimore supplied Montreal's only goal while killing a penalty in the second period. It was the Canadiens' worst loss since Detroit beat them 11-1 on Dec. 2, 1995, at the Forum.
Boston 4, Colorado 1
At Boston, Trent McCleary scored 25 seconds after the opening faceoff and the Boston Bruins went on to hand the Colorado Avalanche only their second loss in their last 15 games.
Ray Bourque also scored for the Bruins, his eighth goal of the season and the 1,338th point of his 18-year career, leaving him one shy of John Bucyk's team record of 1,339.
The Avalanche were missing their top goalie, Patrick Roy, out with a sprained thumb, and top scorer, Joe Sakic, who is nursing a deep laceration in his left calf.
Red Wings 4, Flyers 1
At Philadelphia, Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan and Tomas Holmstrom each had a goal and an assist as Detroit beat Philadelphia.
Kris Draper also scored for the Red Wings, who won only their second game in 10 starts (2-5-3). Rod Brind'Amour scored the only goal for the Flyers, who lost for only the second time - both at home - in their last 23 games (15-2-6).
Detroit goalie Mike Vernon made only 17 saves as the Red Wings played a stifling defense against the lethargic Flyers.
The Red Wings also chased Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall with 12:07 left in the second period, giving him only his third loss in his last 19 starts (13-3-3). He stopped 11 of 15 shots before being replaced by Garth Snow.
Whalers 5, Sabres 1
At Buffalo, N.Y., Nelson Emerson had two goals and two assists, and Hartford built a 3-0 lead in the first period en route to a victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
Emerson was involved in all three goals in the opening 20 minutes, and he closed the scoring in the third as the Whalers won for the third time in four games while handing the Sabres their second straight loss.
Sean Burke made 35 saves for the Whalers. Curtis Leschyshn, Geoff Sanderson and Hnat Domenichelli also scored for Hartford, which started a six-game road trip against Buffalo.
Stars 5, Maple Leafs 1
At Toronto, the Dallas Stars broken up a close game with consecutive goals by Joe Nieuwendyk, Todd Harvey and Derian Hatcher in the last 11 minutes to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Mike Modano and Benoit Hogue also scored for the Stars. Wendel Clark was the only scorer for the Maple Leafs, who lost their league-high 30th game.
Dallas is 18-7-2 on the road - best in the Western Conference. The Stars have lost only three of their last 11 road games.
Mighty Ducks 2, Kings 2
At Anaheim, Calif., Kai Nurminen scored the tying goal with 2:45 left in the third period, but the Los Angeles Kings lost four other goals to a video replay, a delayed penalty and two goalposts and settled for a tie with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Rookie Sean Pronger scored his first NHL goal on a power play with 91/2 minutes left in the third period and Paul Kariya had two assists for the Ducks, who extended their unbeaten streak against their freeway rivals to four games.
Islanders 3, Blackhawks 2
At Uniondale, N.Y., Eric Fichaud made 47 saves and Derek Armstrong's goal with 5:21 remaining led the New York Islanders to a victory over Chicago, their first win over the Blackhawks at home in 11 seasons.
Zigmund Palffy and Bryan Smolinski also scored for the Islanders, who were 0-8-5 vs. the Blackhawks at Nassau Coliseum since a 7-6 overtime win on Oct. 13, 1984.