Highlights of Friday's
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[March 18, 2017]
March 18 (The Sports Xchange) -
of Friday's National Hockey League games:
Sabres 2, Ducks 1 (SO)
Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th shootout round to give the
Buffalo a win over Anaheim on Friday night at the Honda Center.
Ryan O'Reilly scored in regulation for the Sabres (29-31-12), who
received 39 saves from Anders Nilsson.
Rickard Rakell scored for the Ducks (37-23-11), who moved within six
points of the first-place San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division.
Penguins 6, Devils 4
Pittsburgh got goals from five players and took over second place in
the Metropolitan Division with a win over New Jersey at PPG Paints
Pittsburgh leapfrogged Columbus and moved to within one point of
The teams traded goals in the first period -- New Jersey's Kyle
Palmieri and Stefan Noesen, Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel and Jake
Guentzel -- before Sidney Crosby scored late in the period for a 3-2
Nick Bonino for Pittsburgh and Beau Bennett for the Devils scored in
the second to make it 4-3 going into the third.
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Rangers 3 (SO)
Aleksander Barkov scored the only goal of the shootout, and Florida
rallied for a victory over New York at Madison Square Garden.
The win was only the second in the last eight games for the
Panthers, who kept their faint playoff hopes alive in the Eastern
The Rangers have lost six straight on home ice. Their last win at
MSG was on Feb. 19.
Flames 3, Stars 1
Brian Elliott returned from a bout of the flu to earn his 10th
consecutive win as Calgary beat Dallas.
Elliott made 24 saves after missing Calgary's Wednesday loss to the
Bruins, and he was 6:39 from his third shutout in his past four
games. The Flames' franchise-record-tying, 10-game winning streak
ended against Boston.
Mark Giordano had a goal and two assists for the Flames. Matthew
Tkachuk and Michael Frolik also scored, and Tkachuk added an assist.
Brett Ritchie replied for the Stars.
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