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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lemieux Helps Penguins Top Flyers

PHILADELPHIA -- Mario Lemieux, in his second game since returning from back problems, scored two goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0, ending a four-game losing streak.


On Saturday, in his first game since Nov. 7, Lemieux scored his first goal of the season and had an assist in a 9-3 loss to Dallas. Philadelphia has won only one of its last 10 games (1-8-1).


Sunday's victory tied Pittsburgh goalie Tom Barrasso with Frank Brimsek for career wins (252) among American-born goaltenders. Barrasso's 20th career shutout ranks second among active goalie behind Montreal's Patrick Roy (26). Philadelphia was shut out for the fourth time this season.


Stars 5, Sabres 3. In Buffalo, New York, Mike Modano had two goals as the Dallas Stars won their sixth straight road game and continued a recent offensive barrage by beating Buffalo.


The Stars have 31 goals in their last six games. Modano scored his second goal of the game halfway through the third period to put Dallas ahead to stay at 3-2. After Sabres defenseman Ken Sutton turned the puck over at his own blue line, Modano took it in, faked a slapshot to draw goalie Dominik Hasek out of the net and lifted it in for his 35th goal of the season.


Mighty Ducks 6, Oilers 3. In Edmonton, Alberta, Terry Yake and Joe Sacco each scored two goals and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks came back from a two-goal deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers. Yake had three chances against Bill Ranford, then finally beat the Oilers goalie with a high shot to give Anaheim a 3-2 lead at 2:44 of the third period.


Sacco scored his second goal, and ninth of the season, at 5:45 of the third. Just 14 seconds later, Yake put the game out of reach with his 18th of the year. Gary Valk scored Anaheim's fourth goal of the period into an empty net with 24 seconds to play.


Sharks 1, Blackhawks 0. In San Jose, California, Sandis Ozolinsh scored with 1:59 remaining to give the San Jose Sharks their third straight victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Ozolinsh's goal, his 14th of the season, broke up a duel between San Jose goaltender Arturs Irbe and Chicago's Ed Belfour.


Irbe finished with 23 saves, while Belfour had 27.


The victory was the Sharks' fourth straight. San Jose is 9-3-1 in its last 12 games. Chicago, meanwhile, lost its fourth straight and is just 7-12-2 in its last 21 games.


Panthers 2, Canucks 1. At Miami, Brian Benning and Bob Kudelski scored power-play goals and goalie Mark Fitzpatrick made 33 saves as the Florida Panthers beat Vancouver to improve to 6-1-1 in their last eight home games.


The Panthers won despite being outshot 34-15. Dana Murzyn scored the only goal for Vancouver, which lost for the fourth time in its last six games. Fitzpatrick, making his sixth consecutive start in place of injured All-Star John Vanbiesbrouck, had several big saves. Florida is 4-2 since Vanbiesbrouck cut his right hand against Pittsburgh on Feb. 6.


Devils 3, Lightning 3. At St. Petersburg, Florida, Bernie Nicholls scored twice, including his 1,000th career point, as New Jersey and Tampa Bay played to a tie. Nicholls became the 39th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points when he scored on a rising slap shot from the blue line during a power play with 1:53 left in the second period.


Nicholls also scored the tying goal with 8:09 left in the game, his 11th of the season. Adam Creighton had given Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead 6:45 into the final period. Tampa Bay also got two goals from Shawn Chambers.