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Martinā??s late goal lifts Penguins past Sabres


March 16. 2013 7:10PM
The Associated Press

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left and Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.


Sidney Crosby also scored and had two assists, including a pass that set up Martin's goal. Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its past 10 games to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.


The Penguins were forced to rally after squandering a 2-0 lead. Dupuis tied it at 3 with 5:17 left before Martin got his second of the season off a deflection in front of the net.


Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist, and Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo.


Rangers 2, Capitals 1

NEW YORK — Derek Stepan's power-play goal early in the third period snapped a tie and completed New York's rally past Washington.


Carl Hagelin tied it for the Rangers in the second period after defenseman John Carlson put Washington ahead in the first.


Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots for his seventh win. Braden Holtby was busier for Washington and made 38 saves.


Blackhawks 3, Kings 2

CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each scored a goal and added an assist to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the Los Angeles Kings, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.


Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks (12-0-3), who matched the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the second-longest season-opening points streak in NHL history.


Mike Richards scored two power-play goals in the third period to pull the Kings within one after Chicago had built a 3-0 lead.


Blackhawks backup goalie Ray Emery made 25 saves.


Wild 3, Red Wings 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker and Torrey Mitchell all scored in the second period to rally Minnesota over Detroit.


Damien Brunner and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit, which has lost three straight for the first time since March 10-21 of last season.


Bruins 3, Jets 2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Brad Marchand scored 36 seconds into the third period to lift Boston to a win over Winnipeg.


Tyler Seguin and Daniel Paille also scored, and Patrice Bergeron had two assists for the Bruins (9-2-2). Tuukka Rask stopped 22 for Boston to earn his seventh win of the season.


Flames 4, Stars 3

DALLAS — Steve Begin, Matt Stajan and Roman Horak each scored their first goals of the season in the third period and Calgary overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Dallas.




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