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Sabres beat Wild, extend streak to 5

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A year after finishing with the worst record in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres are making a habit of rallying in their second year under coach Phil Housley.

Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and Buffalo extended its winning streak to five games with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had his second career goal and added an assist for the Sabres, who rallied from a two-goal deficit to post their longest winning streak since 2012.


Atkinson nets 3, Jackets top 'Canes 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Cam Atkinson scored three goals and assisted on another as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Saturday night for their fifth victory in six games.

Atkinson stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games and Artemi Panarin contributed three assists as the Blue Jackets (12-6-2) broke a six-game skid against Metropolitan Division rival Carolina (8-8-3).


Duchene, Stone lead Sens over Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Mark Stone and Matt Duchene each scored twice and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 on Saturday night.

Duchene also had an assist for a three-point night, Brady Tkachuk and Cody Ceci added goals, and Craig Anderson made 31 saves. The Senators have won two straight to improve to 9-8-3.


Drouin, Habs edge slumping Canucks 3-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Jonathan Drouin scored a power-play goal with less than three minutes remaining to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Drouin scored just seconds after Vancouver defenseman Michael Del Zotto was whistled for interference.


Philly rallies but Tampa wins 6-5 in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Anthony Cirelli saved the day for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

After becoming the first team in NHL history to cough up a four-goal lead in the final 10 minutes of a game, Tampa Bay escaped with the win when Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.


Larkin OT winner lifts Wings over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings are gaining confidence with each win.

Rallying on the road sure helps.


Leafs edge Ducks in OT for 6th win in 7

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The California road swing has traditionally posed problems for the Toronto Maple Leafs. That wasn't the case this season.

Morgan Reilly scored with 1:43 remaining in overtime to lift the Maple Leafs over the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Friday night for a three-game sweep through the Golden State.


Blues win in Perron's return to Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) ��� St. Louis forward David Perron has zero points in two games against the Vegas Golden Knights.

He has two wins, though.


Backstrom's OT goal gets Capitals by Avs

DENVER (AP) When they were teammates, Nicklas Backstrom always had a tough time against Philipp Grubauer in practice.

The Washington Capitals veteran had better luck when they met as opponents Friday night.


Stars beat Bruins on Dickinson's OT goal

DALLAS (AP) Ben Bishop was as much a cheerleader as a goalie for Dallas in a scoreless overtime game.

"It's like, `C'mon, let's score, guys,'" he said.

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