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DALLAS (AP) Alex Pietrangelo scored 2:11 into overtime after Jamie Benn pulled Dallas even late in regulation and St. Louis ended up tied with the Stars atop the Western Conference after the Blues' 5-4 win Saturday night.

It was the second straight night that the top spot in the West was on the line in Dallas after the Stars beat Chicago 5-2 with both teams tied atop the conference Friday night.

The Stars forced overtime with a 6-on-4 advantage in the final 2 minutes of the third period when Benn redirected Tyler Seguin's shot past Jake Allen.

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The point for Dallas left both teams with 91 points with 12 games remaining. The Blackhawks have 88 points with 13 games to play.

Dallas' Jason Spezza had two goals for a six-game goal streak, the longest of his career.


SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Aleksander Barkov scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift Florida over Philadelphia.

Reilly Smith scored twice in regulation, and Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots and Jaromir Jagr had two assists as Florida won its second straight after a three-game skid.

Nick Bjugstad also scored in the shootout for the Panthers. Luongo stopped both Sam Gagner and Nick Cousins in the tiebreaker.

Shayne Gostisbehere, Michael Raffl, Ryan White and Cousins scored in regulation for the Flyers. Gagner had two assists and Steve Mason made 25 saves as the Flyers lost for the first time in four games.

Gostisbehere tied the score with 1:55 left in regulation when his shot from the point got through traffic and found the back of the net.


DETROIT (AP) - Brad Richards tied the game with 31.8 seconds left in the third period, and then Darren Helm scored in overtime to give Detroit a victory over New York.

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves in his first game since March 3, but Detroit finally broke through against the New York goalie. Helm also scored in the third period for the Red Wings.

Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who also got Rick Nash back after an extended absence.

The Red Wings tied it in the final minute of regulation when Richards scored on a power play. Detroit had its goalie pulled at the time, and the Rangers twice came within inches of scoring into the empty net.

Ryan McDonagh shot the puck all the way down the ice at the open net, only to have it hit the left post. Moments later, Viktor Stalberg's attempt slipped just past the right post.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Eichel scored his second goal on a breakaway at 4:59 of overtime, lifting Buffalo to the victory.

Evander Kane had two assists and Chad Johnson made 28 saves for the Sabres, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Marcus Foligno also scored.

Victor Rask and Phillip Di Giuseppe scored for Carolina, which had won two in a row. Cam Ward made 21 saves.

The Hurricanes (31-26-12) are 10th in the Eastern Conference with 74 points.

Eichel, the No. 2 pick in last year's NHL Draft, slipped a short backhand between Ward's pads for the winning goal, his 22nd of the season.


BOSTON (AP) - David Pastrnak scored two goals and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves, leading Boston to the win.

Loui Eriksson added a goal and two assists for the Bruins, who have won their last five games against the Islanders.

Pastrnak's point-blank wrist shot beat Thomas Greiss for a 2-1 lead with 8.9 seconds left in the second period. He slid his 12th goal of the season under Greiss with 2:34 remaining in the third.

New York captain John Tavares scored his 200th career goal, becoming the 11th player in franchise history to reach the mark.


MONTREAL - Mikael Granlund scored twice, Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves and Minnesota beat Montreal.

Nino Niederreiter opened the scoring for Minnesota and Erik Haula added an empty-netter.

Mark Barberio scored for Montreal in the first period. Mike Condon stopped 18 of 21 shots.

The Wild entered in ninth place in the Western Conference and improved their chances of clawing into the postseason.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to seven games and Winnipeg erased a two-goal deficit to beat Colorado.

Adam Lowry scored the winner 9:01 into the third period after Drew Stafford tied it less than 2 minutes earlier. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 35 shots.

Matt Duchene scored his 29th of the season for the Avalanche and added an assist on Erik Johnson's second-period goal. Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Craig Anderson made 29 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Ottawa beat Toronto to sweep the season series.

It's just the second time Ottawa has swept the Battle of Ontario when the teams have played at least three times, Elias told the NHL. The other came in 2000-01, when the Senators went 5-0-0 against Toronto.

Mika Zibanejad, Cody Ceci, Zack Smith and Mark Stone scored for the Senators. Jean-Gabriel Pageau added three assists.

Garret Sparks, making his third straight start for the Leafs, stopped 13 shots. Sparks used to work for Anderson at his goaltending school in Chicago.

Ottawa snapped a three-game losing streak and saved face after an ugly 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.