Kings survive shoot-out, Stars beat Sabres


The Los Angeles Kings survived a penalty shoot-out to extend their NHL winning run to three games with a 3-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Anze Kopitar scored the only goal in the shoot-out to inspire the Kings as goaltender Jonathan Quick prevented Sam Gagner, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek on Tuesday.

Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere opened the scoring early in the first period before Jamie McBain levelled proceedings.

Giroux appeared to have won the game for the visitors before Milan Lucic equalised with 56 seconds remaining to force additional time.

The Dallas Stars also extended their run of victories to three with a 3-1 success over the Buffalo Sabres.

Jason Spezza scored 7:35 in the third period to double his side's lead following Valeri Nichushkin's first-minute opener.

Despite Ryan O'Reilly pulling a goal back on a power-play, Tyler Seguin wrapped up the haul of the points with his 10th goal of the season.

Brandon Saad scored twice as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the St Louis Blues 3-1.

Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton scored power-play goals 25 seconds apart to help the San Jose Sharks down the Boston Bruins 5-4.

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored on four of their five power-plays to crush the Colorado Avalanche 5-1.

Evgeni Malkin posted a brace and provided two assists to inspire the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Pekka Rinne made 38 saves against the Anaheim Ducks to help the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win.

Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2.