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Zednik, who had blood gushing from his neck after being cut by a teammate's skate midway through the third period, was transported to hospital and listed in stable condition. The game was delayed for 15 minutes, and a hush fell over the crowd.
Zednik was behind the play and skating into the right corner of the Sabres' zone, when teammate Olli Jokinen was upended by Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell. Jokinen fell head-first to the ice, and his right leg flew up and struck Zednik directly on the side of the neck.
Clutching his neck, Zednik immediately raced to the Florida bench, leaving a long trail of blood. A Sabres trainer jumped on the ice to apply a towel across the player's neck, and Zednik was immediately escorted to the Panthers' dressing room.
who improved to 6-0-2 in their past eight games. Ryan Miller stopped 22 shots in earning his 100th career win, while Campbell had three assists.
Nathan Horton had a goal and assist, while Jokinen and Branislav Mezei scored for the Panthers, who lost for only the second time in six games (4-2).
Capitals 3, Rangers 2, OT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Green scored a power-play goal 23 seconds into overtime, Olie Kolzig stopped 31 shots in his 700th career game and Washington regained first place in the Southeast Division with a victory over New York.
Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-high 47th goal of the season, compared to 46 in 2006-07, and had assists on Washington's other two goals. It was the 296th victory of Kolzig's career, tied with Ron Hextall for 23rd place on the career list. He has been in goal for 20 of Washington's 27 wins this season.
Chris Drury and Sean Avery scored for New York, which had its four-game road winning streak.
Penguins 4, Flyers 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and set up three others, giving him seven points in two days, and the Penguins finally figured out how to beat cross-state rival Philadelphia.
The Flyers, swept in eight games by Pittsburgh last season, never trailed them in their four previous victories against Pittsburgh this season with Martin Biron.
red to extend a scoring surge that began when star Sidney Crosby injured his right ankle Jan. 18. Malkin has 21 points, with eight goals, in 10 games with Crosby out.
R.J. Umberger scored twice for Philadelphia and now has seven of his 11 goals this season against his hometown Penguins.
Ducks 3, Red Wings 2
DETROIT (AP) - Mathieu Schneider had a goal and an assist to lift Anaheim over Detroit.
Ryan Carter and Kent Huskins also scored for defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim, which won its fourth straight. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves.
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen got the goals for NHL-leading Detroit, which lost its third straight. Chris Osgood stopped 16 shots.
Wild 2, Blues 1, SO
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brent Burns produced his second game-winning goal in two days, scoring in the sixth round of a shootout in Minnesota's victory over St. Louis.
Marian Gaborik scored his 29th goal for the Wild, 3-1 against the Blues this season. Neither team has scored more than three goals in any of the games. Paul Kariya got his 14th for the slumping Blues, who have two wins in their past 13 games and are in 12th place in the Western Conference.
Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2, SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Patrick O'Sullivan scored the tiebreaking goal in the shootout after having a go-ahead goal waved off in the third period, and Los Angeles snapped a four-game skid against Columbus with a win.
Dan Cloutier, making his first start of the season and finishing with 31 saves, stopped Jason Chimera before O'Sullivan's chance.
Anze Kopitar scored twice for Los Angeles, the worst team in the league but on a 9-4-1 stretch.
Ron Hainsey and Rick Nash tallied power-play goals for Columbus.
Predators 6, Coyotes 3
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - J.P. Dumont and Rich Peverley scored 23 seconds apart in the third period to lift Nashville over Phoenix.
Dumont snapped a 3-all tie when he sent a slap shot past Mikael Tellqvist at 5:36 of the final period. Dumont also had two assists for his second three-point game of the season.
Peverley scored his second of the year when he converted a pass from Radek Bonk. Martin Gelinas added an empty-net goal at 19:20 of the third period.
Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2, SO
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Markus Naslund tied the game with 1:18 left in regulation and Ryan Shannon scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting Vancouver over Chicago.
Shannon, in just his second game since being called up from the American Hockey League, made contact with Nikolai Khabibulin as he spun back across his body and tucked the puck in, drawing complaints and a shot to the back of the head from the Chicago goalie.
Chicago trailed 1-0 going into the third period, but Patrick Sharp tied it at 5:44, and Cam Barker gave Blackhawks the lead on a strange bounce with 4:05 left.
Barker threw the puck at the net from just inside the blue line, then watched as it bounced off a Canucks player just in front of him and arced high into the air, just clearing goalie Roberto Luongo's head before landing on the goal line and bouncing in.