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Sabres rally past Wild, win streak now 5

(AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

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.


Lundqvist passes Plante in Rangers' win

NEW YORK (AP) Even Henrik Lundqvist was impressed with his company.

Lundqvist passed Jacques Plante for seventh on NHL goaltender wins list with his 438th victory, and the New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive home win.


Atkinson nets 3, Jackets top 'Canes 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Cam Atkinson anchored a top line that caused the Carolina Hurricanes fits Saturday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets won 4-1 for their fifth victory in six games.

Atkinson scored three goals and assisted on another, and fellow winger Artemi Panarin assisted on all of Atkinson's goals. Columbus center Pierre-Luc Dubois added two assists as Atkinson stretched his goal-scoring streak to six games.


Jarnkrok hat trick puts Preds over Kings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Calle Jarnkrok's three goals sent many Nashville Predators fans home with a serious case of hat head.

Jarnkrok recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Predators to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.


Karlsson nets 1st, Dell beats Blues 4-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Erik Karlsson gathered a rebound in the slot and beat Chad Johnson with a slap shot, finally shedding the burden of searching for his first goal with a new team.

The star defenseman sparked a three-goal outburst for San Jose in less than five minutes of the second period, and Aaron Dell earned his fourth career shutout as the Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 on Saturday night.


Stone leads emotional Sens past Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators played with heavy hearts after the death of longtime equipment assistant Mike Foley to colon cancer.

Hours before the puck dropped Saturday night, the Senators learned of Foley's death.


Karlsson scores 1st, Bruins top Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Another "JFK" may be emerging in the Bay State.

Bruins rookie forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - coaches and teammates identify him by his initials - scored his first career goal 1:12 into the game, and Jake DeBrusk's goal less than two minutes later was all Boston needed for a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.


Lindholm nets 2, Flames rally by Oilers

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Elias Lindholm is having a breakout season with Calgary.

Lindholm scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the Flames rallied from two down to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Saturday night.


Drouin's late goal gets Habs by Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Montreal Canadiens are ending a western road swing with a renewed sense of confidence.

Jonathan Drouin scored a power-play goal with less than three minutes remaining to lead the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.


Flyers rally but Tampa wins 6-5 in OT

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

Tampa Bay coughed up a four-goal lead, yet 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.

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