Brad Richards collected a goal and two assists as the New York Rangers scored four times in the second period and matched their best home start to a season in 19 years with a 4-3 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.
Captain Ryan Callahan and Marian Gaborik scored power-play goals and John Mitchell netted his first tally with New York, which recorded its seventh straight win at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are 7-1-1 at home, matching the team's mark set in the 1992-93 season.
Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 24 shots to improve to 8-1-0 in November.
After James Neal collected his league-leading seventh power-play goal in the first period, New York found its scoring touch in the middle session.
Gaborik skated around Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz before wristing a goal-mouth feed to Callahan, who netted his ninth goal of the season at 8:01 of the second period.
Mitchell then gave the Rangers a lead just over six minutes later. Rookie Carl Hagelin skated into the zone before backhanding a feed to Mitchell, who wristed a shot from the left faceoff circle past Marc-Andre Fleury.
Richards doubled the advantage just 90 seconds later after using defenseman Brooks Orpik as a screen and wristing a shot over the glove over Fleury. Richards has scored in three straight games and five of his last seven.
Evgeni Malkin cleaned up a rebound with seven seconds remaining in the second and Pascal Dupuis extended his goal-scoring streak to three games after beating Lundqvist with a wrist shot early in the third.