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NHL roundup: Third-period goals lead Sabres over Senators

| Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:06 p.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brian Flynn and Jochen Hecht scored third-period goals 12 seconds apart, and the Sabres rallied to beat the Senators, 4-2, on Friday night.

Steve Ott and Luke Adam also scored for Buffalo, and Ryan Miller stopped 35 shots. Defensemen Adam Pardy and Mike Weber each had two assists for the rebuilding Sabres, who still are trying to make a late push for a playoff spot.

Buffalo (15-17-6), now 12th in the Eastern Conference, was coming off a 4-1 victory at Pittsburgh on Tuesday that snapped the Penguins' 15-game winning streak.

Marc Methot and Eric Gryba scored for the Senators, who have lost three straight in regulation for the first time this season. Mika Zibanejad had two assists for Ottawa (19-12-6).

Red Wings 3, Avalanche 2 (OT) — In Denver, Pavel Datsyuk knocked in a rebound at 4:45 of overtime, and Detroit defeated Colorado to hold onto seventh place in the West.

Datsyuk, who had two goals, ended the game after Henrik Zetterberg put a shot on net that goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere didn't cover. Datsyuk reached out to poke in the puck as defenseman Matt Hunwick was draped all over him.

Jimmy Howard had 32 saves, and Gustav Nyquist had a goal for the Red Wings, who are locked in a tight fight for a playoff spot.

Blues 3, Blue Jackets 1 — In St. Louis, Jake Allen made 26 saves, and David Backes scored for the second straight game to lead suddenly surging St. Louis over Columbus.

The Blues have won three in a row after a three-game skid.

St. Louis has won all three meetings with Columbus this season and 10 of 11 overall. The Blue Jackets failed to earn a point for only the third time in 19 games.

Backes, who broke a 15-game goal-scoring drought in Chicago on Thursday, has nearly doubled his goal total in two days. He has five goals this season.

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