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Sharks reclaim NHL lead after beating Blues in overtime

AP , SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

The San Jose Sharks reclaimed a share of the NHL lead with a 2-1 overtime win over the St Louis Blues on Wednesday.

Dany Heatley scored on a breakaway four minutes into overtime to give San Jose its ninth victory in 10 games, drawing level with Chicago on 63 points.

Andy McDonald gave St Louis the lead, but Patrick Marleau tied it on a power-play goal with 7:09 left in regulation. Sharks goalie and Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves.

SABRES 5, LIGHTNING 3

In Buffalo, New York, Buffalo scored three times in just over two minutes at the start of the game to set up a win over Tampa Bay, boosting its lead in the NHL’s Northeast Division.

Tyler Myers, Jochen Hecht and Clarke MacArthur gave Buffalo its quickest ever start to a game at 3-0 after 2:11, and Ryan Miller made 36 saves in his 300th NHL game to hold off Tampa Bay’s comeback attempt.

In other NHL action it was:

• Wild 4, Flames 1

• Islanders 3, Avalanche 2

• Rangers 5, Stars 2

• Flyers 6, Maple Leafs 2

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