NHL

Kreider, Fast lead Rangers to 4-3 win over Flames

  • New York Rangers' Michael Grabner (40) is defended by Calgary Flames' TJ Brodie (7) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    New York Rangers' Michael Grabner (40) is defended by Calgary Flames' TJ Brodie (7) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, stops a shot on goal by Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett (93) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, stops a shot on goal by Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett (93) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett (93) and New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) fight for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett (93) and New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) fight for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored 3:12 apart in the middle of the third period and the New York Rangers held off the Calgary Flames 4-3 Sunday.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots as the Rangers won for the fifth time in seven games overall and improved to 5-0-1 in their last six against Calgary.

The Flames, who practiced on an outdoor rink in Central Park on Saturday, had won three in a row.

The Rangers outlasted Calgary in a furious third period that began with the score tied at 1. It also included a fight between Flames veteran Kris Versteeg and Pavel Buchnevich — Versteeg's jersey got pulled off in the brawl and he was ejected because it wasn't properly tied down.

Versteeg waved at jeering fans in Madison Square Garden as he skated off.