Daily Camera (Boulder)

Skinner, Anderson help Sabres beat Panthers

- The Associated Press

Jeff Skinner scored twice and Craig Anderson made 50 saves against his former team, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

The 41-year-old Anderson spent three seasons with the Panthers (200609) and still maintains a home a few miles north of their arena. He helped Buffalo get to 64 points and pull into a three-way tie for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with Detroit and Florida.

The Sabres have not been to the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2011 — the longest such drought in the NHL.

Phillip Danault, Arthur Kaliyev and Gabriel Vilardi scored in the second period, and the Kings ended a two-game skid.

Jonathan Quick made 16 saves for his 370th victory, moving into 19th place on the NHL’S career list. Quick also surpassed Tom Barrasso for third place on the victories list by a U.s.born goaltender, trailing only John Vanbiesbro­uck (374) and Ryan Miller (391).

Noah Dobson and Adam Pelech scored for New York, and Ilya Sorokin finished with 25 saves. The Islanders had won three of four.

Los Angeles scored three goals in a span of 5:34 to take a 3-0 lead.

Carolina’s Antti Raanta made 32 saves for his third shutout in 21 appearance­s this season.

Brent Burns, Seth Jarvis, Martin Necas and Brady Skjei scored in Carolina’s fifth straight win and 12th in 13 games overall. Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian

Aho each had two assists.

Ottawa was blanked for the second time this season. Senators goalie Cam Talbot, who returned after a nine-game absence with a lower-body injury, stopped 26 shots.

William Nylander scored 1:05 into overtime, lifting the Maple Leafs to the win.

David Kampf also scored for Toronto (36-15-8), and Ilya Samsonov made 24 saves. Nylander added an assist to give him 70 points on the season.

The Leafs are set to head out on a five-game road trip that includes their annual swing through Western Canada. They won’t play again at Scotiabank Arena again until March 11.

Jesse Ylonen had a goal and an assist, leading Montreal to the road win.

Chris Tierney, David Savard,

Josh Anderson and Nick Suzuki also scored for Montreal, which followed up Tuesday’s impressive win over New Jersey with another solid performanc­e. Jake Allen made 24 saves.

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