DETROIT (AP) Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals in the third period to cap an impressive Detroit comeback, lifting the Red Wings to a 6-4 victory over Buffalo on Sunday night – the Sabres’ 11th consecutive loss.
It was the sixth career hat trick for the Detroit captain, and it came after the Red Wings wiped out an early three-goal deficit against the struggling Sabres.
All 11 of Buffalo’s defeats during this skid have been in regulation. The last time a team lost 11 in a row, all in regulation, was when Pittsburgh dropped 13 straight from Jan. 13-Feb. 12, 2004, according to STATS.
Tyler Ennis scored twice for the Sabres.
RANGERS 5, PENGUINS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Rick Nash scored twice and the Rangers drummed the Penguins.
Derek Stepan also scored twice for the surging Rangers and Derick Brassard had a goal and an assist as New York improved to 15-3 over its past 18 games.
Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for the Rangers, who needed 26 seconds to jump in front and cruise.
Sidney Crosby scored his 15th goal of the season and David Perron added his fifth since coming over from Edmonton two weeks ago. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped just 13 of the 17 shots he faced before being pulled early in the second period.
STARS 6, BLACKHAWKS 3
CHICAGO (AP) – Cody Eakin, Erik Cole and Shawn Horcoff scored in the third period, leading the Stars to a victory over the slumping Blackhawks.
Eakin also had a short-handed goal in the first as Dallas won for the third time in four games.
Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist for Dallas. Seguin is tied with Rangers star Rick Nash for the NHL lead with 28 goals.
Chicago dropped consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 1-2.
Brandon Saad scored two goals for Chicago, which had a 41-33 advantage in shots.
JETS 4, COYOTES 3, SO
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Bryan Little scored the only goal of the shootout after tallying in regulation, and the Jets beat Arizona for its fourth straight win.
Michael Frolik and Dustin Byfuglien also scored for the Jets (25-14-8), who wasted a late two-goal. Winnipeg has earned points in its last six games dating to Jan. 10.
Lauri Koripikoski and Tobias Rieder scored for the Coyotes (16-24-5) to force overtime.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored for Arizona and Shane Doan had two assists.
Ondrej Pavelec made 28 saves and for the Jets. Mike Smith stopped 27 shots for the Coyotes.