Saturday jam: Five alive for Rangers

Rangers 8, Sabres 4

* Rangers: in 8th place in East; Sabres are eliminated from playoff contention

* Rangers: won 4 of last 5 games

* Rangers: 8 goals are their most in a road game since scoring 10 against the Lightning on November 10, 1998

* FROM ELIAS: The Rangers scored 5 goals in a span of 2:58 - the fastest five goals scored in a game in franchise history. Their previous record was 3:22 on February 15, 1985 vs the Oilers. It's the fastest 5 goals scored by any team since the Islanders on January 26, 1982 vs. Pittsburgh (2:37)

* Brad Richards: 1st career hat trick (896th career game); his 255 goals are the 4th-most scored by a player at the time of his first hat trick

Blues 2, Stars 1

* Blues: 3rd straight win; 9-2-0 in last 11 games

* Chris Stewart (STL): Goal (17), first goal in last 8 games; leads team in goals and points

* Stars: 0-2 on power play, 1-16 on PP in last 5 road games

* Stars: remain 2 points behind Blue Jackets for 8 seed

Blackhawks 5, Predators 4 (F/OT)

* Blackhawks: 5-0-0 vs Predators this season

* Blackhawks: won 7 straight games

* Marian Hossa (CHI): GW PP Goal in OT; scored goal in 3 straight games for 1st time this season

* Predators: lost 8 straight games

* FROM ELIAS: Hossa’s three overtime goals this season are the most by any NHL player, and they tie the single-season Chicago team record set by Kyle Calder in 2005–06.