TAMPA, Fla. Tim Taylor snapped a tie 52 seconds into the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 Thursday night.
Martin St. Louis added an empty-net goal with 10.3 seconds left for his 86th point this season, tying Brian Bradley's team record.
Cory Stillman also scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Lightning, who rebounded from a two-game losing streak that put them behind Detroit for the overall NHL lead.
Wild 2, Bruins 0
BOSTON Manny Fernandez stopped 31 shots for his second shutout of the season and Stephane Veilleux scored his first goal since 2002 to lead Minnesota.
Richard Park also scored for the Wild, 11-3-2-1 against the Eastern Conference. Minnesota has never lost to the Bruins, outscoring them 20-6 in five games over four seasons since they entered the league.
Senators 2, Avalanche 0
OTTAWA Peter Schaefer and Wade Redden scored first-period goals and Patrick Lalime made 23 saves for his first shutout in over two months to lift Ottawa past Colorado.
Schaefer scored on a power play 12:31 in, and Redden beat goalie David Aebischer 59 seconds later to put Ottawa up by two at 13:30.
Maple Leafs 3, Flyers 2
PHILADELPHIA Brian Leetch scored his first two goals with Toronto, lifting the Maple Leafs over Philadelphia.
Ed Belfour made 26 saves and Gary Roberts added a goal for Toronto, which had lost six straight to the Flyers.
Leetch was acquired March 3 from the New York Rangers.
Capitals 4, Rangers 3, OT
WASHINGTON Kip Miller spoiled Jaromir Jagr's return to Washington by scoring a power-play goal 1:18 into overtime.
Josef Boumedienne had a goal and two assists, and Miller had a goal and two assists in Washington's first overtime victory. Jeff Halpern had a goal and an assist as the Capitals went 4-for-7 on the power play and snapped a five-game losing streak.
Flames 2, Blue Jackets 0
CALGARY, Alberta Matthew Lombardi and Jarome Iginla scored, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 23 saves to help Calgary tighten its grip on a playoff berth.
Lombardi put the Flames up 1-0 at 6:19 of the second period and Iginla added an empty-net goal for the Flames, unbeaten in a season-high seven games (5-0-2).
Red Wings 1, Coyotes 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. Erik Westrum scored his first NHL goal 2:11 into the third period, but Phoenix's winless streak still reached 14 games.
Brendan Shanahan scored his 557th career goal for the Red Wings, who moved four points ahead of Colorado for the top spot in the Western Conference.
Stars 3, Canucks 0
DALLAS Jason Arnott and Bill Guerin each had a goal and two assists, and Dallas stretched its franchise record, home-unbeaten streak to 16 games.
Marty Turco made 20 saves for his 20th career shutout and Philippe Boucher added a goal for the Stars, who have won all three meetings with the Canucks this season and are 6-1 against Vancouver the last two seasons.
Dallas continued the longest home unbeaten streak in the league (12-0-4) since Detroit put together a 19-game run from Dec. 31, 2000, to April 7, 2001.
Sharks 5, Kings 3
LOS ANGELES Jonathan Cheechoo scored twice on power plays in the second period as San Jose beat Los Angeles. It was the third two-goal effort in four games for Cheechoo.
Curtis Brown also scored twice for the Pacific Division-leading Sharks, who extended their lead over Dallas to three points. Los Angeles is a point behind Nashville for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West with nine to play.
Los Angeles' Roman Cechmanek returned after missing 12 games with a groin injury, but was pulled after giving up four goals on 13 shots.
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