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Wild 2, Coyotes 2, OT

Ladislav Nagy scored a pair of goals for Phoenix, and Marian Gaborik responded with two goals for host Minnesota.

Gaborik scored with 2:17 remaining on a power play to tie the game.

Phoenix 1 0 1 0 --; 2

; Minnesota 1 0 1 0 --; 2

; First Period-- 1, Phoenix, Nagy 17 (Mara, Langkow), 2:01 (pp). 2, Minnesota, Gaborik 26 (Brunette, Dowd), 8:27.

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Second Period-- No scoring.

Third Period-- 3, Phoenix, Nagy 18 (Langkow), 9:30. 4, Minnesota, Dowd 13 (Gaborik, Brunette), 17:43 (pp).

Overtime-- No scoring.

Shots on goal-- Phoenix 7-10-8-2-- 27. Minnesota 7-9-8-1-- 25.

Goalies-- Phoenix, Esche. Minnesota, Fernandez. A-- 18,568 (18,064).

Red Wings 5, Rangers 3

Darren McCarty's goal with 2:08 left in regulation was the game-winner as Detroit won in New York.

Sergei Fedorov added an empty-net goal with 30.8 seconds left.

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The Red Wings earned their 10th victory in 12 games.

The Rangers lost their third straight game and remained ninth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind eighth-place Montreal.

Detroit 1 2 2 --; 5

; N.Y. Rangers 2 1 0 --; 3

; First Period-- 1, Detroit, Chelios 6 (Fedorov), 6:43. 2, New York, Grosek 3 (Nedved, Rucinsky), 7:25. 3, New York, Lyashenko 1 (McCarthy, Barnaby), 10:48.

Second Period-- 4, Detroit, Hull 24 (Lidstrom, Fedorov), 7:01 (pp). 5, Detroit, Fischer 2 (Chelios, Devereaux), 10:46. 6, New York, Lindros 28 (York, Leetch), 17:29 (pp).

Third Period-- 7, Detroit, McCarty 4 (Lidstrom, Fedorov) 17:52. 8, Detroit, Fedorov 25 (Shanahan, Hull), 19:29 (en).

Shots on goal-- Detroit 9-16-10-- 35. New York 14-6-6-- 26.

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Goalies-- Detroit, Hasek. New York, Richter. A-- 18,200 (18,200).

Avalanche 5, Predators 4

Martin Skoula scored two power-play goals and added an assist to lead Colorado to victory in Nashville.

The Avalanche are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games on the road and 9-2-1 in their last 12 games overall.

Colorado 3 1 1 --; 5

; Nashville 2 1 1 --; 4

; First Period-- 1, Colorado, Vrbata 14 (Reinprecht, Sakic), 3:18. 2, Nashville, Orszagh 13 (Erat, Berenzweig), 6:46. 3, Nashville, Erat 8 (Orszagh, Delmore), 10:05 (pp). 4, Colorado, Skoula 8 (Blake, Nieminen), 14:28. 5, Colorado, Reinprecht 14 (Sakic, Skoula), 19:44.

Second Period-- 6, Colorado, Skoula 9 (Nieminen, Blake), 8:58 (pp). 7, Nashville, Hartnell 10 (Tenkrat, Karalahti), 16:21.

Third Period-- 8, Colorado, Nieminen 10 (Reinprecht, Sakic), 11:23. 9, Nashville, Johnson 16 (Dubinsky, Delmore), 12:42.

Shots on goal-- Colorado 7-7-7-- 21. Nashville 7-8-13-- 28.

Goalies-- Colorado, Aebischer. Nashville, Dunham. A-- 15,527 (17,113).

Senators 2, Panthers 0

In Ottawa, Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson scored power-play goals and Patrick Lalime made 28 saves to lead the Senators past Florida.

Ottawa has won four of five to tie Toronto for second in the Northeast with 83 points, one less than Eastern Conference leaders Boston and Philadelphia.

Radek Bonk assisted on both goals.

Florida 0 0 0 --; 0

; Ottawa 0 1 1 --; 2

; First Period-- No scoring.

Second Period-- 1, Ottawa, Chara 9 (Bonk, Hossa), 12:21 (pp).

Third Period-- 2, Ottawa, Alfredsson 34 (Redden, Bonk), 8:49 (pp).

Shots on goal-- Florida 11-7-10-- 28. Ottawa 10-18-13-- 41.

Goalies-- Florida, Luongo. Ottawa, Lalime. A-- 16,405 (18,500).

Sabres 2, Lightning 2, OT

Sheldon Keefe scored with 2:10 left in the second period to lift Tampa Bay to a tie with visiting Buffalo.

Buffalo 0 2 0 0 --; 2

; Tampa Bay 1 1 0 0 --; 2

; First Period-- 1, Tampa Bay, Andreychuk 15 (Richards, Clymer), 7:54 (pp).

Second Period-- 2, Buffalo, Pyatt 7 (Zhitnik, Satan), 2:47. 3, Buffalo, Patrick 5 (Boulton, Rasmussen), 8:29. 4, Tampa Bay, Keefe 3 (Prospal, Pratt), 17:50.

Third Period-- No scoring.

Overtime-- No scoring.

Shots on goal-- Buffalo 8-14-2-0-- 24. Tampa Bay 4-8-8-4-- 24.

Goalies-- Buffalo, Biron. Tampa Bay, Khabibulin. A-- 15,714 (19,758).

Canucks 3, Devils 2, OT

With 1:56 left in overtime and the Canucks on the power play, Todd Bertuzzi whipped the puck behind his back to a wide-open Mattias Ohlund for the game-winning goal as the Canucks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Sunday night.

The win vaulted Vancouver into a tie with Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Vancouver 1 0 1 1 --; 3

; New Jersey 2 0 0 0 --; 2

; First Period-- 1, New Jersey, Nemchinov 5 (McKenzie, McKay), 3:18. 2, Vancouver, Bertuzzi 25 (Morrison), 15:12. 3, New Jersey, Elias 23 (Rafalski, Sykora), 18:25.

Second Period-- No scoring.

Third Period-- 4, Vancouver, Linden 13 (Sopel, Ohlund), 11:02 (pp).

Overtime-- 5, Vancouver, Ohlund 9 (Bertuzzi), 3:04 (pp).

Shots on goal-- Vancouver 6-10-8-2-- 26. New Jersey 8-8-2-0-- 18.

Goalies-- Vancouver, Skudra. New Jersey, Brodeur. A-- 13,905 (19,040).

Blues 3, Ducks 2

Dallas Drake tied the game with a short-handed goal and set up a breakaway by Mike Eastwood for the game-winner with 7:28 remaining as St. Louis won in Anaheim.

Mike Van Ryn added a goal and an assist for the Blues.

Keith Tkachuk, who bruised a thigh during the Olympics, returned to the Blues' lineup after an eight-game absence.

St. Louis 1 1 1 --; 3

; Anaheim 1 1 0 --; 2

; First Period-- 1, Anaheim, McDonald 7 (Salei, Kariya), 4:46. 2, St. Louis, Van Ryn 2 (Pronger, Demitra), 16:29.

Second Period-- 3, Anaheim, Salei 4 (Lambert, Bylsma), 7:26. 4, St. Louis, Drake 10 (Finley), 13:03 (sh).

Third Period-- 5, St. Louis, Eastwood 5 (Drake, Van Ryn), 13:32.

Shots on goal-- St. Louis 5-8-8-- 21. Anaheim 5-5-4-- 14.

Goalies-- St. Louis, Johnson. Anaheim, Giguere. A-- 12,702 (17,174).

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