UNDATED (AP) — The New York Rangers have opened the post-Olympic part of their schedule by knocking off the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Cam Talbot turned back 31 shots and the Rangers won for the sixth time in seven games by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1. Talbot blanked the Hawks until Peter Regin (REE'-gihn) scored with 11.6 seconds left.

Derick Brassard and Rick Nash had the Rangers' goals as New York kept Chicago three points behind Anaheim in the Western Conference race.

Also on ice:

— Joe Pavelski had a hat trick while San Jose was outscoring the Flyers 5-0 in the second period of a 7-3 rout of the Flyers. Raffi Torres and Logan Couture (koo-TOOR') each tallied twice in their return to the lineup, helping the Sharks end the Flyers' four-game winning streak.

— Jonathan Quick picked up his 29th career shutout by stopping 25 shots in the Los Angeles Kings' 2-0 victory at Calgary. Dustin Brown scored the game-winner and had an assist to help the Kings win their third straight since a 1-8-1 skid.

— Minnesota was a 3-0 winner at Edmonton as Darcy Kuemper (KEHM'-pur) made 21 saves in his second career shutout. Mikael Granlund, Stephane Veilleux (veel-YOO') and Dany (DA'-nee) Heatley provided the scoring in the Wild's third straight win.

— David Desharnais (day-ahr-NAY') scored the lone shootout goal as Montreal overcame Sidney Crosby's one goal and one assist to beat Pittsburgh 6-5. Daniel Briere (bree-EHR') scored twice and Carey Price turned back all three of the Penguins' shootout attempts.

— Johan Franzen recorded a hat trick during a 12:21 span of Detroit's 6-1 rout of Ottawa. Tomas Turco and Tomas Tatar (tah-TAHR') each had a goal and an assist as the Red Wings improved to 7-2-2 in their last 11 games.

— Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler before Olli Jokinen (OH'-lee YOH'-kih-nehn) notched the shootout winner in the Jets' 3-2 victory against Phoenix. The Jets are 10-3-1 since coach Paul Maurice replaced the fired Claude Noel.

— Washington blew a 4-2 lead in the third period before beating Florida 5-4 on Alex Ovechkin's tiebreaking goal with 4:17 left. Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich (lyk) each had a goal and two assists for the winners.

— Brenden Dillon and Jamie Benn each scored short-handed goals for Dallas in a 4-1 verdict over Carolina. Benn also had two assists and Kari Lehtonen (KAH'-ree LEH'-to-nihn) handled 29 shots in the Stars' fourth victory in five games.

— Lubomir Visnovsky (LOO'-boh-meer vihz-NAHF'-skee) scored 1:55 into overtime as the New York Islanders topped Toronto 5-4. Visnovsky's winner came after Anders Lee scored two tying goals for the Islanders during a third period in which the teams combined for five goals in a nine-minute span.

— Adam Henrique (hehn-REEK') scored twice and Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career as New Jersey downed Columbus 5-2. Patrik Elias (EH'-lee-ahsh) added a goal and two assists and Cory Schneider made 17 saves as the Devils salvaged the final meeting of their four-game season series with Columbus.

— Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal at 13:56 of the third period to send Nashville to a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay. Matt Cullen and Roman Josi (YOH'-see) also scored with the man advantage to help the Predators snap a three-game losing streak.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Recovering from a stroke, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang said his doctors have reassured him that he'll be play hockey again, although there's no target date for his return. Letang had a stroke during a West Coast trip before the Olympic break and is being treated with blood thinners while he performs light exercises without weights. He signed a $58 million, eight-year contract extension last summer but has been plagued by injuries this season, missing 19 games with an elbow infection and a lower-body injury before the stroke.

All Times EST

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Boston 58 37 16 5 79 180 130 23-6-2 14-10-3 13-8-1
Montreal 61 33 21 7 73 155 149 17-10-5 16-11-2 8-6-4
Tampa Bay 59 33 21 5 71 170 148 17-7-3 16-14-2 13-6-1
Toronto 61 32 22 7 71 182 187 21-10-1 11-12-6 13-6-2
Detroit 60 28 20 12 68 159 165 11-11-8 17-9-4 11-6-5
Ottawa 60 26 23 11 63 170 197 13-12-5 13-11-6 12-7-5
Florida 59 22 30 7 51 143 188 11-13-4 11-17-3 10-12-1
Buffalo 59 17 34 8 42 118 178 11-17-5 6-17-3 6-12-4

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Pittsburgh 59 40 15 4 84 191 144 23-4-2 17-11-2 17-5-1
N.Y. Rangers 60 33 24 3 69 157 147 15-14-3 18-10-0 11-9-3
Philadelphia 60 30 24 6 66 165 174 16-11-1 14-13-5 9-8-3
Washington 60 28 23 9 65 176 179 17-10-4 11-13-5 10-11-2
Columbus 59 29 25 5 63 172 166 16-11-2 13-14-3 13-9-1
New Jersey 60 25 22 13 63 140 148 14-7-7 11-15-6 11-8-3
Carolina 59 26 24 9 61 147 165 15-12-5 11-12-4 11-7-1
N.Y. Islanders 61 23 30 8 54 169 204 9-14-8 14-16-0 6-14-3

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
St. Louis 58 39 13 6 84 196 136 22-5-3 17-8-3 15-0-1
Chicago 61 35 12 14 84 208 165 18-4-7 17-8-7 9-8-3
Colorado 59 37 17 5 79 178 159 19-8-3 18-9-2 14-5-2
Minnesota 60 32 21 7 71 148 147 21-7-2 11-14-5 12-9-1
Dallas 59 28 21 10 66 168 165 15-9-6 13-12-4 6-9-5
Winnipeg 61 29 26 6 64 171 177 15-11-4 14-15-2 6-12-4
Nashville 60 26 24 10 62 149 182 15-12-4 11-12-6 8-9-2

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 22-5-2 19-9-3 15-1-2
San Jose 60 38 16 6 82 182 145 22-4-3 16-12-3 13-6-2
Los Angeles 61 33 22 6 72 147 132 17-10-3 16-12-3 12-6-1
Phoenix 59 27 21 11 65 165 172 17-10-3 10-11-8 11-7-5
Vancouver 61 28 24 9 65 147 160 15-9-5 13-15-4 9-9-4
Calgary 59 22 30 7 51 137 181 12-15-3 10-15-4 6-10-3
Edmonton 61 20 34 7 47 153 202 10-15-2 10-19-5 4-11-3

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Thursday's Games

New Jersey 5, Columbus 2

N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 4, OT

N.Y. Rangers 2, Chicago 1

San Jose 7, Philadelphia 3

Montreal 6, Pittsburgh 5, OT

Detroit 6, Ottawa 1

Washington 5, Florida 4

Nashville 3, Tampa Bay 2

Winnipeg 3, Phoenix 2, OT

Dallas 4, Carolina 1

Los Angeles 2, Calgary 0

Minnesota 3, Edmonton 0

Friday's Games

San Jose at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Washington at Boston, 1 p.m.

New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Florida at Columbus, 2 p.m.

Winnipeg at Nashville, 3 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Dallas, 3 p.m.

Carolina at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.

Toronto at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh vs. Chicago at Chicago, IL, 8 p.m.

Calgary at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Philadelphia at Washington, 12:30 p.m.

San Jose at New Jersey, 3 p.m.

Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m.

Ottawa vs. Vancouver at Vancouver, British Columbia, 4 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Colorado, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

Carolina at Anaheim, 8 p.m.