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Saturday, Jan. 19
Detroit at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST). The Red Wings have not allowed more than two goals in any of the past eight meetings with the Sharks, including last year's playoffs.
-Drew Stafford and Derek Roy, Sabres, had hat tricks and Buffalo routed Atlanta 10-1.
-Daymond Langkow, Flames, scored three goals to help Calgary defeat Los Angeles 6-1.
-Eric Staal, Hurricanes, scored three goals in the third period of Carolina's 7-2 win over Edmonton.
-Todd Bertuzzi, Ducks, scored twice and Anaheim topped Minnesota 4-2.
-Robert Lang and Patrick Kane, Blackhawks, scored in the shootout to give Chicago a 2-1 win at Colorado.
ERASING 10 WITH 10
Buffalo ended a 10-game winless skid by pounding Atlanta 10-1 on Friday night. The Sabres came within two games of tying a franchise-record 12-game winless stretch set in 1991 and matched in 2002. Buffalo scored its most goals this season after producing just 16 times during the winless stretch.
Florida's Jacques Martin became the 10th coach in NHL history to reach 500 victories after the Panthers rallied for a 2-1 win at New Jersey on Friday night. He is tied for ninth on the career list with Toe Blake.
Anaheim is 12-2-2 since luring defenseman Scott Niedermayer out of semiretirement and trading for veteran center Doug Weight after beating Minnesota 4-2 on Friday night.
Carolina snapped its season-worst four-game losing streak and vaulted back into first place in the Southeast Division after a 7-2 rout of Edmonton on Friday night. ... Calgary moved into first place in the Northwest Division after its 6-1 win over Los Angeles. The Flames have picked up points in 11 of their past 12 home games.
Chicago forward Jason Williams will be out at least six weeks after surgery Friday to repair a sports hernia. Williams scored seven goals, including two game-winners.
``There is no team that can deal with losing the best player in the league. He is the heart of the team and he is our leader. We are going to face adversity and we are going to have to battle through it.'' - Pittsburgh coach Michel Therrien after losing star center Sidney Crosby to a sprained ankle during Friday night's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay.