Stars win again, Rangers victors in OT


The Dallas Stars extended their winning streak with a 3-0 shutout of the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL on Saturday. 

Jamie Benn scored twice in the third period to open a close game as the Stars went on to record their fifth consecutive victory. 

Benn now leads the NHL scoring charts with 14 goals this season, one ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane and St Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko. 

The New York Rangers bounced back after their nine game winning streak came to an end, defeating the Florida Panthers 5-4 in overtime.

The Rangers led the game on three different occasions, even holding a 4-2 advantage with three minutes left on the clock, but two late goals sent the game into an additional period.

Rick Nash was the winner for the Rangers, scoring his third goal of the game on the power-play at 2:01 in OT.

The Washington Capitals had seven different goal-scorers as they accounted for the Colorado Avalanche 7-3.

Most of the damage was done in the first period as the Capitals ran out to a 4-0 lead, before adding the other three goals in the third period. 

Late goals to Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand saw the Boston Bruins blank the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0. 

Steven Stamkos scored twice as the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated the Anaheim Ducks 5-0, while the Ottawa Senators shutout the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0. 

The San Jose Sharks made it five consecutive wins with a 3-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins, with defender Brent Burns scoring twice.

Chris Thorburn helped the Winnipeg Jets beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2, while the Minnesota Wild trounced the the Nashville Predators 4-0. 

Teemu Pulkkinen scored a power-play goal with 18.8 seconds remaining in overtime to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Blues.

Meanwhile, Stanley Cup champions the Blackhawks went down 6-3 to the Vancouver Canucks.