Coyotes recover from 3-goal deficit

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ATLANTA – Yanic Perreault scored 2:29 into overtime and the Phoenix Coyotes rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-4 Friday night, stretching their winning streak to a season-high five games.

Shane Doan scored two goals, including one in the Coyotes’ three-goal third period. Phoenix, which trailed 4-1 early in the third, forced overtime with goals by Ladislav Nagy, Doan and Owen Nolan.

Phoenix claimed its fourth straight road win, including three straight on its current trip.

Penguins 4, Sabres 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Evgeni Malkin, Ryan Whitney and Jordan Staal each had a goal and assist, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves in Pittsburgh’s victory over Buffalo.

Dominic Moore also scored for the Penguins, who snapped a five-game losing streak to Buffalo while extending their overall winning streak to three games.

The Penguins won in Buffalo for the first time since November 2003.

Predators 8, Blackhawks 3

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CHICAGO – Paul Kariya had a goal and three assists, and Scott Hartnell scored twice for Nashville.

Jason Arnott and David Legwand each posted a goal and two assists as Nashville had its highest-scoring game since a 9-4 win over Calgary last March 18.

Steve Sullivan, Josef Vasicek and Ryan Suter also scored for Nashville, which pulled two points ahead of Detroit and into first place in the Central Division.

Tony Salmelainen scored twice for the Blackhawks, who surrendered the most goals in a game since a 9-1 loss at Dallas on Nov. 4, 2005. Brandon Bochenski added a goal for Chicago.

Avalanche 4, Lightning 2

DENVER – Tyler Arnason broke a tie with a second-period goal, and Joe Sakic scored on the power play in Colorado’s victory over Tampa Bay.

Paul Stastny had a goal and two assists, and Milan Hejduk also scored for Colorado, which won for the second time in five games.

Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots while making his fourth consecutive start.

The Avalanche power play was 0-for-14 over three games before Sakic’s goal at 16:43 of the first period. Sakic has four goals and four assists in six games.

Vincent Lecavalier scored his 23th goal and Vaclav Prospal added one for Tampa Bay. The Lightning fell to 6-11-1 in their last 18 games.

Marc Denis, Colorado’s first-round draft choice in 1995, made 28 saves for the Lightning.

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