Christian Ehrhoff netted the go-ahead goal and also added an assist in a three-goal third period that lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday at First Niagara Center. Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford each added a goal and an assist, while Cody Hodgson also lit the lamp to help the Sabres snap a two-game skid that started on Sunday with a 3-1 home setback against the Bruins. Ryan Miller stopped 30-of-32 shots in the victory. Dougie Hamilton registered a goal and an assist, while Rich Peverley scored once for the Bruins, who have dropped two straight. Anton Khudobin allowed all four goals on 26 shots in the setback.
Final Score: New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3
Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - David Clarkson potted his 10th goal of the season in the third period as the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3, at Prudential Center. Patrik Elias had a goal with two assists and Ilya Kovalchuk added three helpers for the Eastern Conference- leading Devils, who were down 3-1 after the first period. Martin Brodeur made 25 saves to earn his 47th career win against the Flyers. Ilya Bryzgalov faced only 18 New Jersey shots, but four of them wound up in the back of his net.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Winnipeg 1
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Craig Adams netted a pair of goals and Marc- Andre Fleury made 25 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. James Neal added a key power-play tally with under five minutes remaining that helped the Penguins register their seventh win in nine games and avenge a 4-2 loss in Winnipeg back on Jan. 25. Andrew Ladd scored with 1:35 left to play to bring the Jets within 2-1, but Adams came through with an empty-net goal just over a minute later that sealed Winnipeg's sixth setback in its last eight outings. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25- of-27 shots for the Jets in a hard-luck defeat.
Final Score: Anaheim 5, Detroit 2
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Andrew Cogliano and Bobby Ryan scored within the first two minutes of the third period to snap a tie and send Anaheim to a 5-2 victory over Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. Cogliano added a late empty-net score, while Matt Beleskey and Corey Perry also tallied for the Ducks, who earned their first victory in Detroit since Feb. 10, 2008. Viktor Fasth made 26 saves for the victory, helping Anaheim snap an eight-game skid in Michigan. The 30-year-old rookie improved to 7-0-0 this season. Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson produced the offense for the Red Wings, who have lost two in a row since a three-game win streak. Jimmy Howard stopped 32 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Chicago 4, San Jose 1
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson each had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks kept up their early-season success with a 4-1 pasting of the slumping San Jose Sharks at the United Center. Dave Bolland and Andrew Shaw also registered goals, while Ray Emery turned aside 27-of-28 shots to help Chicago (11-0-3) earn a point for the 14th consecutive game to begin the campaign, tying the 1943-44 Montreal Canadiens for the third-longest season-opening streak in NHL history. Tim Kennedy accounted for the lone goal for San Jose, now 0-4-3 since beginning the season with seven consecutive victories, with former Blackhawk Antti Niemi making 33 saves in the Sharks' latest setback.
Final Score: St. Louis 5, Calgary 2
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues struck for four first- period goals and rode that early surge to a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. David Perron scored a pair of power-play goals for the Blues, who have won two straight on the heels of a five-game slide. Alexander Steen had a goal and two assists, while rookie Jake Allen made 30 saves. Dennis Wideman and Curtis Glencross supplied the goals for Calgary, which has dropped three of four. Flames starting netminder Leland Irving was pulled 4:07 into the game after allowing two goals on four shots. Joey MacDonald, claimed off waivers from Detroit on Monday, finished with 18 saves in his Calgary debut.
Final Score: Dallas 4, Vancouver 3
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Brenden Dillon scored the game-winner with 3:01 left in the third to spoil Henrik Sedin's record-setting night and lift the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday at Rogers Arena. Sedin recorded a pair of assists in the second period to pass Markus Naslund for first place on Vancouver's all-time scoring list with 757 career points, but the Stars scored three answered goals to battle back from a 3-1 deficit and earn their fifth win in their last six games. Cody Eakin added a goal and an assist, while Antoine Roussel and Reilly Smith also lit the lamp for the Stars, who had lost eight of their last 10 against the Canucks. Richard Bachman replaced an injured Kari Lehtonen in the first period and stopped 18-of-21 shots en route to the victory. Henrik's twin brother, Daniel, registered a goal and an assist, while Chris Higgins and Alexandre Burrows each scored once for Vancouver, which saw its six-game win streak come to an end. Cory Schneider was charged with all four goals on 29 shots in the setback.
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Columbus 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jonathan Bernier stopped 12 of the 13 shots he faced, and the Los Angeles Kings held off the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1, at Staples Center. Kyle Clifford and Mike Richards netted the goals for the Kings, who have put together back-to-back wins for the second time this season. The Blue Jackets, who lost for the sixth time in eight contests, played their first game since making a major move in the front office. Earlier this week, the team fired general manager Scott Howson and named Jarmo Kekalainen as his replacement. Nick Foligno scored with 2:25 left in regulation. Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves in defeat.