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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hasek's Heroic 33 Saves Boost Sabres to Shutout




NEW YORK -- Dominik Hasek continued his recent shutout surge, making 33 saves to lead the Buffalo Sabres over the New York Rangers 2-0.


Hasek, who has five shutouts in his last 16 games, was especially sharp in the second period Sunday night when the Rangers outshot the Sabres 16-7. Two of Hasek's saves came on point-blank shots by Wayne Gretzky on a breakaway.


Hasek again stopped Gretzky on a point-blank slap shot midway through the third period and then made a save on a close-in shot by Pat LaFontaine during a Rangers power play with three minutes left to preserve the shutout.


The Sabres got goals from Miroslav Satan in the first period and Mike Peca in the second period.


Rangers 2, Lightning 2. At Tampa, Darren Puppa had 39 saves as Tampa Bay salvaged the tie.


Kevin Stevens' second chance rebound gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at the 16:28 mark of the period, but Puppa stopped seven other point-blank shots.


After being outshot 26-16 in the first two periods, Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the third on goals by Daymond Langkow and Alex Selivanov.


Tim Sweeney salvaged the Rangers' 12th tie of the season when he scored on a wrist shot over Puppa's glove with 2:32 left in regulation.


Sharks 4, Mighty Ducks 2. In Anaheim, California, John MacLean scored twice and Jeff Friesen had three assists, leading the San Jose Sharks over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.


Murray Craven also scored and defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson got his first goal of the season on a power play, helping extend San Jose's unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2).


Flyers 2, Pathers 0. In Philadelphia, Rod Brind'Amour and Eric Lindros scored power-play goals and Garth Snow stopped 14 shots Saturday as Philadelphia beat Florida 2-0 to extend its unbeaten streak to seven games.


Meanwhile in Moscow, Jiri Dopita's first-period goal gave the Czech Republic a narrow 1-0 victory over Russia in the final of the annual Baltika Hockey Tournament at the Luzhniki Ice Palace on Sunday.


The Czech forward was able to squeeze the puck into the net past Russian goalie Yegor Podomatsky after a shot by Josef Beranek, and the visitors held on for the win the rest of the way despite an all-out effort from the Russians.


The home team put an extra attacker on the ice in the last minute but couldn't beat hot Czech goaltender Roman Cechmanek, who was chosen the game's first star after the final whistle.


It was the second-straight victory for the Czechs over the hosts in 24 hours after they crushed Russia 7-1 a day earlier to secure first place in the round-robin segment of the competition.


In the afternoon game Sunday, Sweden avenged an earlier loss to Finland and beat its Scandinavian neighbors 2-1 to take third place.


With its win in Moscow the Czechs hold a comfortable lead in the four-nation Euro Hockey Tour over the rest of competitors after three tournaments and in the run-up the final stop in Sweden in early 1998.