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NHL roundup: Rangers end four-game skid with 2-1 win over Capitals

By The Associated Press on January 14, 2024.

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin, right, makes a save on a shot by Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) – Artemi Panarin and Alexis Lafreniere scored first-period goals and Igor Shesterkin made 24 saves as the New York Rangers snapped a four-game NHL losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

T.J. Oshie scored for Washington, which completed its season series with New York. Both teams won twice.

Washington netminder Charlie Lindgren made 29 saves.

Panarin scored his team-best 27th goal of the season 50 seconds into the game. Lafreniere scored his 11th goal of the season with 50 seconds remaining in the opening period.

The first-place Rangers are 10 points ahead of the Capitals after splitting the weekend pair of games.

Elsewhere in the NHL on Sunday:

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TORONTO (AP) – Andrew Copp scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:40 remaining in the third period and Detroit won for the fifth time in its last six games.

Dylan Larkin had a goal and an assist, and Daniel Sprong and Lucas Raymond added the other goals for Detroit. James Reimer made 28 saves.

Pontus Holmberg and Mitchell Marner scored for Toronto, who lost their third straight. Marner recorded his 600th career point with the goal. Ilya Samsonov stopped 20 shots in his first start since Dec. 29.

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