Ga­borik’s goals rally Kings to 3-2 win over Black­hawks

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LOS AN­GE­LES: Mar­ian Ga­borik scored the ty­ing goal with 5:55 left in reg­u­la­tion and added his fifth of the sea­son 2:04 into over­time, lifting the Los An­ge­les Kings to a 3-2 vic­tory over the Chicago Black­hawks on Satur­day night. Chicago right wing Pa­trick Kane broke an NHL record for Amer­i­can-born play­ers with a point in his 19th con­sec­u­tive game, scor­ing on a power play and as­sist­ing on Nik­las Hjal­mars­son’s first goal of the sea­son. But the Black­hawks, who beat Ana­heim 3-2 in over­time on Fri­day night af­ter trail­ing 2-0 with less than 2 min­utes left in reg­u­la­tion, blew a 2-0 third-pe­riod lead against the Kings. It was the Stan­ley Cup cham­pi­ons’ first loss since the start of last sea­son when lead­ing af­ter two pe­ri­ods. Ga­borik got the equal­izer with a short wrist shot from the slot af­ter de­fense­man Brent Seabrook over­skated the puck while try­ing to carry it out of his own end and lost it to Anze Ko­pi­tar. His sec­ond game-win­ner of the sea­son came on a shot that beat Scott Dar­ling low to the stick side.

STARS 4, WILD 3, OT Tyler Seguin scored at 3:57 of over­time, and the Stars came back from a three-goal deficit to get the win. Alex Goligoski, Jamie Benn and John Kling­berg scored for Dal­las in the third pe­riod. Seguin, Benn and Kling­berg each had one as­sist, and Cody Eakin had two as­sists. Antti Niemi made 23 saves as the Stars won for the fifth time in six games. Ja­son Pom­inville ended the long­est goal­less streak of his ca­reer with his first goal of the sea­son, and Thomas Vanek and Char­lie Coyle also scored for the Wild. Min­nesota lost for the fifth time in six games. Darcy Kuem­per made 40 saves for Min­nesota.

CAP­I­TALS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2 Ja­son Chimera had a goal and an as­sist, and Wash­ing­ton earned its fifth straight vic­tory. Tom Wil­son, Mar­cus Jo­hans­son and Justin Wil­liams also scored for the Cap­i­tals, who im­proved to 72-0 on the road and 17-5-1 over­all. Braden Holtby made 32 saves. It was the third straight loss for last-place Toronto. Peter Hol­land and Leo Ko­marov scored for the Maple Leafs, and Jonathan Bernier made 19 saves in his first start in nearly two weeks - starter James Reimer sat with a lower-body in­jury.

DEVILS 3, CANA­DI­ENS 2, OT De­fense­man John Moore scored in over­time, and the Devils ral­lied for the road win. Pa­trik Elias and Kyle Palmieri also scored for New Jer­sey (129-2). In his first ca­reer game at the Bell Cen­tre, Corey Sch­nei­der stopped 29 shots. Alex Galchenyuk scored twice for Mon­treal (18-4-3). Mike Con­don made 28 saves while sub­bing for in­jured starter Carey Price. New Jer­sey bounced back nicely from Fri­day’s 3-2 loss to Mon­treal, when the Cana­di­ens ral­lied from two goals down to beat the Devils in a shootout in the first game of their home-and-home se­ries. Af­ter Palmieri tied it with 22 sec­onds re­main­ing in the third pe­riod, Moore beat Con­don on a break­away at 2:29 of over­time.

BLUES 3, BLUE JACK­ETS 1 Scot­tie Up­shall scored in the third pe­riod to lead St. Louis to the win. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 14th goal for the Blues (15-6-3), who were 3-3-2 over their last eight games. Alexan­der Steen added an empty-net­ter, and Jake Allen made 23 saves. Ryan Jo­hansen scored and Sergei Bo­brovsky made 29 saves for the Blue Jack­ets (10-15-0), who had won three of four and six of their last eight. Up­shall put the Blues ahead with 13:58 re­main­ing on a wrist shot from the edge of the left cir­cle. The goal, as­sisted by David Backes, was the fourth of the sea­son for Up­shall.

OIL­ERS 3, PEN­GUINS 2, SO Matt Hen­dricks and Jor­dan Eberle scored in a shootout, pow­er­ing Ed­mon­ton to its first win at Pitts­burgh since Jan. 10, 2006. Hen­dricks deked around Pen­guins goal­tender Jeff Zatkoff to start the shootout, and then Eberle put a quick shot be­tween Zatkoff’s legs. Oil­ers goal­tender An­ders Nils­son stopped David Per­ron and Sid­ney Crosby. Leon Drai­saitl and Lauri Kor­pikoski scored in the first pe­riod for the Oil­ers, who ended a five-game road los­ing streak and three­game skid over­all. Af­ter Ed­mon­ton led 2-0, Pitts­burgh’s Ev­geni Malkin scored his 10th and 11th goals early in the sec­ond. The Pen­guins dropped their sec­ond straight and third in four games over­all.

SABRES 4, PREDA­TORS 1 Sam Rein­hart scored twice to send Buf­falo to its sec­ond straight win. Jamie McGinn and Ryan O’Reilly also scored for the Sabres, and Chad John­son made 28 saves. Mike Fisher had Nashville’s only goal. The Preda­tors have dropped five of their last six. Nashville goal­tender Ju­use Saros made 20 saves in his NHL de­but.

IS­LAN­DERS 3, LIGHT­NING 2 John Tavares scored a tiebreak­ing pow­er­play goal in the third pe­riod, lead­ing the Is­lan­ders to the road win. Tavares put the Is­lan­ders ahead dur­ing a goal­mouth scram­ble with 3:36 left. New York scored twice on the power play af­ter en­ter­ing with just two on the road this sea­son. Josh Bai­ley and Cal Clut­ter­buck also scored for New York, which was com­ing off a 3-2 loss Fri­day night at Florida, a game that the Pan­thers won in a five-round shootout. Alex Kil­lorn and An­ton Stral­man scored for the Light­ning. Steven Stamkos had two as­sists.

SHARKS 5, FLAMES 2 San Jose’s Joel Ward and Pa­trick Mar­leau scored power-play goals 50 sec­onds apart in the sec­ond pe­riod. Tommy Win­gels, To­mas Hertl and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored, and the Sharks won at home for the first time in over three weeks. They had lost five of their pre­vi­ous six at home. Markus Gran­lund and Micheal Fer­land scored for the Flames. Calgary dropped all three games of its western trip. It won all three games it played in San Jose last sea­son. Martin Jones stopped 25 shots for the Sharks, and Jonas Hiller had 24 saves for the Flames.

COY­OTES 4, SEN­A­TORS 3 Mikkel Boed­ker had his sec­ond hat trick against Ot­tawa this sea­son, and the Coy­otes ended the Sen­a­tors’ four-game win­ning streak. Boed­ker’s three-goal per­for­mance fol­lows the hat trick he had in Ot­tawa on Oct. 24. He has three ca­reer hat tricks over­all. Dustin Jef­frey, re­called from Spring­field of the Amer­i­can Hockey League on Tues­day, knocked it past goalie Mike An­der­son on a sec­ond-pe­riod break­away for the other Ari­zona goal. Mike Hoff­man scored two goals, one on a power play, for the Sen­a­tors.

FLY­ERS 3, RANGERS 0 Wayne Sim­monds had two goals and an as­sist, and Steve Ma­son made 24 saves for the Fly­ers’ fourth shutout this sea­son. Sean Cou­turier also scored for Philadel­phia, which has won two straight. It was the Fly­ers’ first win at Madi­son Square Gar­den since Feb. 20, 2011. Fol­low­ing a strong start to the sea­son, New York has dropped three in a row. Antti Raanta made 31 saves for the Rangers.

AVALANCHE 5, JETS 3 Gabriel Lan­deskog and Matt Duch­ene each had a goal and two as­sists in a rare home win for Colorado. Blake Comeau, Carl Soder­berg and Chris Wag­ner also scored for the Avalanche, who im­proved to 3-6-1 at Pepsi Cen­ter this sea­son. The third home win was in jeop­ardy af­ter the Jets ral­lied from a three-goal deficit to get within one on Ja­cob Trouba’s goal mid­way through the third pe­riod. The Jets pulled goalie Michael Hutchin­son for an ex­tra skater with 1:10 left, but Trouba was sent off for trip­ping. Hutchin­son went off again and Duch­ene scored into the empty net. Blake Wheeler and An­drew Ladd also scored for the Jets. Hutchin­son had 20 saves. — AP

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