Kings beat Wild, Sabres down Jets
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tanner Pearson tipped home Alec Martinez's pass for his 11th goal at 3:32 of overtime, sending the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild in the NHL on Saturday.
Zach Parise scored the tying power-play goal with 42.1 seconds left in regulation for the Wild, but Pearson ended it with a slick deflection in front of Darcy Kuemper for his fourth goal in six games.
Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists in the 12th multipoint game of his monster season for the Kings. They improved to 8-1 in games decided in 3-on-3 overtime play.
Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle scored first-period goals and Kuemper stopped 32 shots for the Wild. They have lost two of three after their 12-game winning streak.
Jake Muzzin scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third for the Kings, but Parise evened it with Kuemper pulled for 6-on-4 play in the final minute after Drew Doughty was sent off for tripping.
Marian Gaborik also scored and Peter Budaj made 21 saves for the Kings.
SABRES 4, JETS 3
BUFFALO, New York (AP) — Brian Gionta scored midway through the third period and Buffalo rallied to beat Winnipeg for its second victory in three games.
Ryan O'Reilly added a goal and an assist and has four points in two games since returning from an appendectomy. Marcus Foligno and Zemgus Girgensons had third-period goals and Robin Lehner made 32 saves.
Nikolaj Ehlers, Drew Stafford and Joel Armia scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 32 shots. Patrik Laine, the NHL's rookie scoring leader, was escorted to the dressing room after taking an open-ice hit from Buffalo's Jake McCabe 13 seconds after the Sabres tied it.
FLYERS 4, LIGHTNING 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny, Michael Raffl, Sean Couturier and Radko Gudas scored in the second period as Philadelphia beat Tampa Bay to end a five-game losing streak.
Michal Neuvirth made 24 saves in his first game since Nov. 12 after missing 24 because of a left knee injury. Philadelphia had lost seven of eight since the end of a 10-game winning streak on Dec. 17.
Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning. They have allowed 16 goals during a three-game slide.