Monday, March 10
N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo (7 p.m. EDT). The Sabres, four points out of the final playoff spot in the East, play five of their next seven at home.

- Sidney Crosby, Penguins, scored twice, including the game-winner on a fluke goal with just 28 seconds left as Pittsburgh beat Washington 4-2.
- Johan Franzen, Red Wings, scored two power-play goals as Detroit held on for a 4-3 victory over Nashville.
- Andrew Cogliano, Oilers, scored one of his two goals in overtime to lift Edmonton to a 6-5 victory over Chicago.
- Brad Richards, Stars, had a goal and an assist to help Dallas beat Colorado 3-0.
- Patrick Marleau, Sharks, scored the winner in the shootout as San Jose defeated Minnesota 3-2 for its ninth straight win.


San Jose won its franchise-record ninth straight game, beating Minnesota 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday. Seven of the Sharks' wins on the streak have come on the road, where they lead the NHL with a 24-8-3 mark.

Columbus ended a seven-game home winless streak with a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday. It was the highest goal total since Jan. 11 for Columbus, which has the league's worst offense. ... Colorado's six-game winning streak was stopped when the Avalanche lost to Dallas 3-0.

Anaheim tied a franchise record by extending its home winning streak to seven games with a 3-1 victory over Montreal on Sunday night.

``I felt good. It helped early on to be on the power play a lot and get a lot of ice time. You're able to hold on to the puck a lot more and make plays. That helped me get used to the game speed.'' - Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom on his return to the Red Wings' lineup Sunday after missing six because of a knee injury.

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