Sabres hand Boston first loss
nVanek has three goals and two assists, Miller makes 38 saves for Buffalo, which ended a four-game winless streak. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thomas Vanek had three goals and two assists, setting up the tiebreaking score with 13:06 left in the third period on Thursday night to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Vanek opened the scoring 98 seconds into the game, then had a goal and an assist to tie it after Boston took a 3-1 lead in the second. The Bruins went up 4-3 in the third before Alexander Sulzer tied it on a wrister from the faceoff circle, and then Vanek helped give Buffalo the lead when he kept the puck in the zone, faked a shot and slid it over to Cody Hodgson for the game-winner.
Ryan Miller made 38 saves for Buffalo, which ended a four-game winless streak.
Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots for the Bruins.
Maple Leafs 3, Capitals 2: Nikolai Kulemin and Matt Frattin scored third-period goals to give Toronto its first home win of the season with a comeback victory over Washington.
Kulemin tied it 2-all at 7:40 of the third, poking in a puck that squeezed through Michal Neuvirth's legs following Michael Kostka's shot from the point. As the Washington goalie tried in vain to squeeze his pads, Kulemin reached behind and nudged the puck in for his first of the year.
Islanders 5, Devils 4: Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal on a rebound at 2:01 of overtime as New York handed New Jersey its third straight loss in overtime.
Blues 4, Blue Jackets 1: Barret Jackman, Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored in the opening 14 minutes, and Brian Elliott made 24 saves as St. Louis won its fourth straight game.
Panthers 6, Jets 3: Alex Kovalev scored the go-ahead goal during Florida's five-goal outburst in the third period, helping the Panthers rally past Winnipeg.
Jamison misses deadline: A league official has told The Associated Press that the prospective owner of the Phoenix Coyotes is unable to complete his purchase of the team before a lease agreement deal with the City of Glendale expires.
Greg Jamison will issue a statement saying he can't meet the deadline, but still hopes to buy the team, the official said on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the situation.
Jamison had until midnight Thursday to complete his purchase of the Coyotes from the NHL under terms of a 20-year, $308 million lease agreement with Glendale for Jobing.com Arena.