NHL-Highlights of Saturday's NHL games

Nov 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games.

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Stars 3, Sabres 0

Dallas winger Jamie Benn scored two goals, Tyler Seguin had two assists and goaltender Antti Niemi stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 at American Airlines Center.

Benn recorded both of his goals in the third period, scoring a power-play goal off a rebound at 7:11 and then converting off the rush 1:53 later at 9:04 for his 14th goal of the season.

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Sharks 3, Penguins 1

San Jose's Patrick Marleau got his 1,000th career point, then added his 1,001st, with assists on goals by defenseman Brent Burns as the Sharks downed the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1.

Phil Kessel scored for Pittsburgh, who had won two in a row.

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Capitals 7, Avalanche 3

Evgeny Kuznetsov notched a goal and two assists, and the Washington Capitals jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period en route to a 7-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

The 23-year-old Kuznetsov assisted on two of Washington's first four tallies and provided some breathing room with a power-play goal that made it 5-2 early in the third.

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Senators 4, Flyers 0

The Ottawa Senators ended a five-game homestand with their second straight shutout, downing the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 at Canadian Tire Centre.

Goalie Craig Anderson was again the backbone, making 36 saves for his 31st career shutout and second of the season. Anderson has now gone 132:34 since allowing a goal.

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Lightning 5, Ducks 0

Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop picked up his first shutout of the season and center Steven Stamkos was a force on offense as the Lightning blanked the Ducks 5-0 in a performance that suggests they may have finally turned the corner.

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Jets 3, Coyotes 2

Jets winger Chris Thorburn scored a sensational shorthanded goal in the third period to power Winnipeg to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.

Thorburn chased down Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone, stripped the puck away, stepped in front of the net, faked a couple of moves and then flipped a backhand past Arizona goalie Anders Lindback.

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Rangers 5, Panthers 4 (overtime)

New York center Rick Nash had a hat-trick, including the game-winner on the power play in overtime, as the Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 at BB&T Center.

Mats Zuccarello and Viktor Stalberg also scored for New York (15-3-2).

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Wild 4, Predators 0

Defenseman Ryan Suter's three-point night and goaltender Devan Dubnyk's 23 saves led the Minnesota Wild to a 4-0 win over the Nashville Predators at the Xcel Energy Center.

With a goal and two assists, Suter leads the Wild in scoring with 19 points and has 13 points in his last 11 games.

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Red Wings 4, Blues 3 (overtime)

Detroit winger Teemu Pulkkinen's power-play goal with 18.8 seconds left in overtime gave the Red Wings a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.

The Red Wings got the power play with 1:56 left in the overtime when Blues defenseman Colton Parayko was called for interference.

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Canucks 6, Blackhawks 3

Left winger Daniel Sedin scored three goals, two coming 2:01 apart in the third period, as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3.

Center Henrik Sedin had a goal and four assists as the Canucks snapped a four-game winless streak. Right winger Jannik Hansen and Alex Burrows - the latter into an empty net - also scored for Vancouver (8-7-6).

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Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 0

Boston struck twice in the final period and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots as the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0.

At 16:17 in the third period, defenseman Zdeno Chara put a shot past goaltender James Reimer, assisted by defenseman Zach Trotman and left winger Matt Beleskey. With 6.5 seconds left, Brad Marchand sealed the Leafs' fate with an empty-netter. (Compiled by Peter Rutherford and Julian Linden)

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