BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Steve Sullivan scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:49 left in the third period, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-5 victory Wednesday night over the Buffalo Sabres.
Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak against Buffalo and finished its four-game road trip 3-1.
The Sabres lost for the fifth time in six games, as Buffalo backup goalie Bob Essensa allowed three goals on only five shots.
Red Wings 4, Canucks 1
DETROIT -- Brett Hull had a goal and an assist for Detroit, which snapped a shutout streak that stretched over three games.
Hull ended the Red Wings' scoring drought at 128 minutes, 38 seconds when he scored 3:14 into the game. Detroit's previous goal was in the third period of last Thursday's victory over Edmonton.
Detroit (24-8-2-1) had scored only five goals in seven previous games, and was shut out in the last two -- losing to Chicago on Monday and Vancouver on Saturday.
Sharks 4, Thrashers 2
ATLANTA -- Patrick Marleau scored twice, and San Jose ran its unbeaten streak to 10 by beating Atlanta.
San Jose, 9-0-1 in its last 10 games, has won a franchise-record six straight road games. Atlanta has won only once in nine games.
Marco Sturm's 11th goal, a short-handed tally with 11:38 to play, broke a 2-2 tie. Marleau scored his fourth goal of the season, second of the game, with 7:09 left to make it 4-2.
Canadiens 3, Penguins 1
PITTSBURGH -- Patrick Traverse and Richard Zednik scored power-play goals, leading Montreal over Pittsburgh.
The Penguins have lost four consecutive games to match their worst stretch of the season. The four losses were at home during the Penguins' season-long five-game homestand that has one game remaining.
Panthers 5, Capitals 2
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Dan Boyle had a goal and two assists to lead Florida past Washington.
Capitals forward Jaromir Jagr left the game in the second period after taking a stick to the mouth from Florida's Lance Ward. Jagr had damage to his teeth, but didn't need stitches.
Devils 2, Rangers 2
NEW YORK -- On the night Mike Richter was selected to the U.S. Olympic team, he made 33 saves and stopped a penalty shot as the New York Rangers and New Jersey tied.
Martin Brodeur, already chosen for the Canadian team, stopped 23 Rangers shots, including a frantic diving save against Mike York in the final second of overtime.
York and Jeff Toms scored for the Rangers, who played without Eric Lindros, still sidelined with a sprained knee, and Mark Messier, resting a creaky back.
Avalanche 2, Mighty Ducks 1
DENVER -- Patrick Roy earned career win No. 498 to extend his NHL record, and Colorado beat Anaheim.
Roy's bid for his seventh shutout of the season was spoiled by Matt Cullen's wraparound goal at 18:57 of the third period. Roy finished with 22 saves.
Chris Drury and Milan Hejduk scored for Colorado, 10-1-2 in its last 13 games.
Coyotes 6, Flames 3
PHOENIX -- Claude Lemieux and Shane Doan each scored two goals as Phoenix rallied from three goals down to beat Calgary.
It was the Coyotes' biggest comeback since the franchise moved from Canada five years ago.
Calgary led 3-0 in the first period, then the Coyotes scored twice in a nine-second span to ignite their biggest rally since 1993, when they were the Winnipeg Jets.
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