Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 shots in regulation, two more in overtime and three in the shootout as St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games and continued the hottest start in its history. David Backes also scored for the Blues, and NHL points-leader Alexander Steen converted their other shootout goal after going the entire game without a shot.
RANGERS 3, STARS 2
Lundqvist turned aside every Stars shot in the first and stopped 35 of 36 through 40 minutes to keep New York in a 1-1 tie.
Alex Chiasson brought Dallas back within a goal by scoring at 8:27 of the third.
Just 12 seconds later, Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped Rick Nash on a penalty shot. Nash had scored New York's first goal at 6:27 of the first period. It was his first goal this season, in his second game back after missing 17 games because of a concussion.
Dallas tied the game 1-1 on Stephane Robidas' goal at 8:46 of the second. It was the Stars' first power play in eight home games this season.
FLYERS 4, SABRES 1
PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Read scored a pair of goals to lead Philadelphia to its fifth win in six games.
Tyler Myers netted the lone goal for Buffalo, which is 1-3 under interim coach Ted Nolan and an NHL-worst 5-18-1 this season.
The game was the first between two First Nations head coaches. Nolan is Ojibwe, and from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Flyers coach Craig Berube is part-Cree and from Calahoo, Alberta.
RED WINGS 4, HURRICANES 3
PREDATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2
Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier, who shut out the Predators last month and has dominated them during his NHL career, made 24 saves. Nashville rookie Marek Mazanec stopped 24 shots for the victory. Peter Holland scored his first goal with the Maple Leafs since being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.
Toronto was outshot 28-26 after jumping out to an 11-5 edge. The Maple Leafs couldn't put together much sustained attack time or opportunistic offense after Holland scored 5:48 in.
Nazem Kadri, in his return from an NHL suspension, scored his sixth of the season with 4:32 remaining to bring the Maple Leafs within 4-2.
BLACKHAWKS 6, JETS 3
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Marian Hossa returned to the lineup and put Chicago ahead for good with a third-period goal in a victory over Winnipeg.
Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews and Ben Smith each scored for Chicago (15-4-4). Patrick Sharp had an empty-net goal, helping the Blackhawks beat the Jets for the third time in three tries this season.
The first period was all Blackhawks, who held a 12-2 shots advantage.
Hossa had missed three games with a lower-body injury. He gave Chicago a 4-3 lead at 3:11 of the third period.
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