San Jose’s Benn Ferriero scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to give the Sharks a 5-3 win over the stumbling Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, opening a four-point lead in the NHL’s Pacific Division.
Joe Thornton, Dan Boyle, Justin Braun and Jamie McGinn for San Jose.
Marcus Kruger scored twice and Bryan Bickell also netted for the Blackhawks, who have lost seven straight games overall and nine in a row on the road.
Red Wings 2, Ducks 1
In Detroit, Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored shootout goals to give Detroit their 19th consecutive home victory, edging Anaheim.
Detroit tied the 1970-1971 -Boston Bruins for the second-longest home streak in NHL history. The 1975-1976 Philadelphia Flyers and the 1929-1930 Bruins jointly hold the record with 20 consecutive wins at home.
Jakub Kindl scored in regulation for Detroit.
Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,549th game to tie former Detroit star Alex Delvecchio’s NHL record for games with one team. It is also the second-most games played in Detroit franchise history, behind Gordie Howe at 1,687.
George Parros scored his first goal of the season for Anaheim.
Sabres 3, Stars 2, SO
In Buffalo, Nathan Gerbe scored the decisive shootout goal in the fifth round after Buffalo overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period against Dallas.
Derek Roy forced overtime by scoring with 39 seconds left and Thomas Vanek also scored to help the Sabres improve to 5-0-1 in their past six games. Buffalo have not lost in regulation at home for two months.
Michael Ryder and Tomas Vincour scored for the Stars.
After Buffalo’s Brad Boyes and Dallas’ Jamie Benn traded shootout goals, Gerbe sealed the win in the fifth shootout round by backhanding a shot that struck the post and then caromed in off the goalie.
Ryder then shot high and wide while driving in from the left side.
Avalanche 4, Hurricanes 3, OT
In Denver, Ryan O’Reilly scored on a slap shot with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime to give Colorado victory over Carolina.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped a season-high 39 shots, while Gabriel Landeskog, Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny also scored for the Avalanche.
The Hurricanes got goals from Tim Brent, Jiri Tlusty and Eric Staal in a city that keeps haunting them. The Carolina franchise have not won in Denver since 1996, when the team were the Hartford Whalers.
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