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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zubov Lifts New York Over Sabres

BUFFALO, New York -- Mark Messier scored a shorthanded goal with 1:47 remaining after beating Buffalo goaltender Dominik Hasek to a loose puck as the New York Rangers beat the Sabres 4-2.


The game was tied 2-2 when New York's Sergei Zubov cleared a loose puck over Buffalo defenseman Mark Astley. He scored both goals.


Buffalo had tied the game with 7:22 remaining in the game when Dave Hannan tipped in a loose puck in front of the New York net.


Capitals 1, Lightning 1. Dave Poulin scored early in the third period to give the Washington Capitals a 1-1 tie with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Landover, Maryland, in a matchup of weary teams playing their third game in four days.


Poulin's game-tying goal, with 19:28 left in regulation, was Washington's only shot in the third period. The Capitals then managed only one shot in the overtime en route to their third straight tie Sunday.


Enrico Ciccone scored in the second period for the Lightning, who are 2-0-1 at the halfway point of a six-game road trip.


Flames 5, Mighty Ducks 3. Sheldon Kennedy scored his first two goals with the Calgary Flames, including the go-ahead goal with 7:46 remaining, in a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks at Anaheim, California.


Kennedy and Kevin Dahl scored their first goals of the season as the Flames overcame a two-goal deficit with four consecutive goals and beat the Ducks for the fifth straight time.


Canucks 5, Sharks 1. At San Jose, California, Geoff Courtnall scored on a power play just 51 seconds into the game and four other Vancouver players added goals, leading the Canucks over the slumping San Jose Sharks 5-1 behind Kirk McLean's 26 saves.


The Canucks won their second straight road game and are 3-1-2 in their last seven overall.


Blackhawks 2, Stars 1. In Dallas, Ed Belfour stopped 23 shots and defenseman Eric Weinrich scored a tie-breaking goal in the first period as the Blackhawks continued their road success with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.


Weinrich's 40-foot (12-meter) slap shot went in off Dallas goalie Darcy Wakaluk's stick with 1:03 left in the first period to break a 1-1 tie.