NHL roundup: Beauchemin propels Avs to win

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[January 21, 2016]  DENVER -- Francois Beauchemin scored with 31.7 seconds left, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night to spoil the return of Ryan O'Reilly.

Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist and Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots for Colorado.

Beauchemin's shot from the right point went off the Sabres' Mark Pysyk and beat Robin Lehner high for his sixth of the season. Beauchemin also had an assist on Tanguay's goal.

Evander Kane scored and Lehner finished with 33 saves for Buffalo. O'Reilly had an assist in his first game against his former team.

Blues 2, Red Wings 1

DETROIT -- Brian Elliott made 29 saves and St. Louis held on for a win over Detroit at Joe Louis Arena.

Ty Rattie and Dmitrij Jaskin scored for the Blues, who are 5-1-0 in the past six games. David Backes had two assists.

Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings and Petr Mrazek made 18 saves.

Ducks 3, Wild 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell scored his career-best 10th goal with 6:19 to play to give Anaheim a win over Minnesota.

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Chris Stewart and Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks, who earned their fourth victory in six games and finished their longest homestand of the season 5-3. John Gibson stopped 25 shots in stopping a personal two-game losing streak.

Jarret Stoll scored for the Wild, who are one defeat from matching the longest losing streak in team history: six games.

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