Martin St. Louis scored two goals and added one in the shootout, and the New York Rangers blew a three-goal lead but won for the ninth time in 12 games by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday night.
St. Louis scored in the first and second periods as he appears to have broken out of his slump. After going 15 games without a goal, the veteran forward has four goals and two assists in the past four games.
Kevin Hayes added a goal in the first, Derek Stepan had two assists, and Cam Talbot made 27 saves for the Rangers, 9-1-2 in their past 12. St. Louis scored in the first round of the shootout, and Rick Nash had a third-round goal. Talbot then poked the puck away from Cam Atkinson to seal it.
The Rangers are only two points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders.