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Devils rally to beat Buffalo

Brylin power-play goal proves winner

Sergei Brylin scored the winning goal on the power play with 5:23 remaining and New Jersey backup Scott Clemmensen made 25 saves last night to lift the Devils to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, at East Rutherford, N.J.

Scott Gomez and Eric Rasmussen also scored for the Devils, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Brylin tipped Bryan Rafalski's shot past Ryan Miller as the Devils salvaged the win after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period.

Daniel Briere and Chris Drury scored for Buffalo in a span of 1:17 to wipe out the Devils' lead.

Clemmensen was scheduled to get his first start of the season even before Martin Brodeur injured his right knee Wednesday.

Hurricanes 8, Flyers 6 -- Matt Cullen beat Antero Niittymaki from the right side late in the third period and Eric Staal had a hat trick as host Carolina rallied to beat Philadelphia.

Carolina overcame a two-goal deficit for the third straight game to extend the best start in franchise history (7-2-1). Cory Stillman added a third-period goal and assisted on Staal's first-period tally.

Jonathan Sim scored two goals for the Flyers, who beat Florida in overtime Thursday.

Sharks 5, Kings 4 -- Jonathan Cheechoo swept the puck in during a goal-mouth scramble with 3.7 seconds left and Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists to lead San Jose at Los Angeles.

Cheechoo, Mark Smith, and rookie Milan Michalek each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who scored on their first shot against both of Los Angeles's rookie goaltenders, Mathieu Garon and Jason LaBarbera.

Kings defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky had a goal and two assists. Craig Conroy and Dustin Brown each had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles. Alexander Frolov also scored and Pavol Demitra had two assists.

Lightning 4, Capitals 2 -- Vinny Prospal scored twice, including a tiebreaking power-play goal with 5:07 left in the third period, as host Tampa Bay beat Washington.

Prospal, positioned in the slot, redirected Vincent Lecavalier's shot from the top of the right circle to put the Lightning up, 3-2. Prospal added an empty goal during the final minute to complete the scoring.

Oilers 5, Stars 3 -- Radek Dvorak scored the tiebreaking goal at 8:12 of the third period and visiting Edmonton snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Dallas had capitalized on a two-man advantage when Jason Arnott scored his third goal of the season at 5:14 of the third period to tie it at 3.

Mighty Ducks 6, Blues 4 -- Teemu Selanne scored two goals, including one of host Anaheim's three power-play tallies, to defeat St. Louis.

Selanne gave the Ducks breathing room with his second of the night and eighth of the season, beating goaltender Reinhard Divis on a breakaway with 9:04 remaining to give Anaheim a two-goal pad.

Blue Jackets 2, Wild 1 -- Trevor Letowski scored in the fifth sudden-death shootout round -- the NHL's longest tiebreaker this season -- to give Martin Prusek and host Columbus the victory over Minnesota.

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