Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round of the shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Ducks in Anaheim on Friday night.
Ryan O’Reilly and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored in the tiebreaker to help the Sabres end a seven-game skid in Southern California. Buffalo had not won in Anaheim or Los Angeles since a 2-0 win over the Ducks on Feb. 29, 2012.
Rickard Rakell scored and Jonathan Bernier made 30 saves for the Ducks, who gained a point and are now six points behind the Sharks in the Pacific Division. Anaheim plays at San Jose on Saturday night.
Flames 3, Stars 1: Mark Giordano had a goal and two assists, and Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots in his 10th straight win for host Calgary, which jumped past Edmonton into third place in the Pacific Division. Matthew Tkachuk and Michael Frolik also scored to help Calgary bounce back from a loss to Boston two nights earlier — with Elliott home with the flu — that snapped the Flames’ 10-game winning streak. Kari Lehtonen finished with 21 saves for Dallas, which finished a 1-3-0 road trip.
Penguins 6, Devils 4: Sidney Crosby scored twice to move into a tie for the NHL lead with 37 goals, Carter Rowney added the first goal of his NHL career, and shorthanded Pittsburgh beat visiting New Jersey. Crosby added an assist to give him 640 in his career and move him into a tie with Jaromir Jagr for the second most in franchise history. Nick Bonino, Jake Guentzel and Phil Kessel also scored for Pittsburgh as the Penguins leapfrogged Columbus to move into second place behind Washington in the Metropolitan Division. Matt Murray stopped 32 shots for Pittsburgh. The Penguins relied on Crosby and some fresh faces to overcome the loss of Evgeni Malkin, who is out with an upper-body injury.
Panthers 4, Rangers 3: Aleksander Barkov scored a third-period goal and added the winner in the shootout for visiting Florida. Jagr had two assists and passed Hall of Famer Gordie Howe for the most points after turning 40 with 269. Mats Zuccarello scored two goals and J.T. Miller also tallied for the Rangers, who were unable to hold an early 2-0 lead and have lost six straight home games (0-5-1).
Sharks on Saturday
Who: Anaheim (37-23-11) at Sharks (42-20-7)
Where: SAP Center
When: 7:30 p.m.