Jenner breaks late tie, Blue Jackets beat Sabres, 4-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner broke a tie with 5:07 left and Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

Nick Foligno and Sam Gagner had power-play goals, and David Savard also scored for the Blue Jackets. They have won three straight and seven of their last 10. Bobrovsky had a three-game shutout streak broken, but still got his NHL-leading 36th victory.

Jenner corralled a loose puck and wrapped it around goalie Robin Lehner, and the Blue Jackets held on for their 43rd victory to tie the franchise season record set in 2013-14.

Josh Gorges scored his first goal in more than a year, Evan Rodrigues and Rasmus Ristolainen also connected for Buffalo, and Lehner stopped 35 shots.

Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 2

DETROIT — Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist, Jimmy Howard made 24 saves in his return from a knee injury to help Detroit beat Chicago.

Howard saw his first NHL action since injuring a knee Dec. 20 at Tampa Bay.

Tatar scored what proved to be the winner late in the second period and added an insurance goal in the third period to end Detroit’s three-game losing streak. He has a team-high 17 goals.

Andreas Athanasiou and Xavier Ouellet also scored for Detroit.

The Blackhawks lost for the second straight night and had their club-record road winning streak end at eight games.

Wild 7, Panthers 4

SUNRISE, Fla. — Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal with 5:07 left and Minnesota pulled away to beat reeling Florida.

Mikael Granlund scored an empty-net goal with 1:10 left, his team-leading 22nd of the season, and Charlie Coyle added another empty-netter with 2.5 seconds left.

Eric Staal scored twice for Minnesota, and Jason Pominville and Jason Zucker also connected. The Western Conference-leading Wild won for the first time in three games.

The Panthers have lost seven of their past eight.

Blues 4, Ducks 3

ST. LOUIS — Joel Edmundson scored with 20 seconds left and Jake Allen made 23 saves in St. Louis’ victory over Anaheim.

Paul Stastny, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Reaves also scored to help the Blues win their third straight.

Jakob Silfverberg, Chris Wagner and Rickard Rakell scored for the Ducks.

By Paul Wager

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