Barry Pederson scored twice and Randy Burridge had a goal and three assists as the Boston Bruins beat the Sabres, 5-3, in Buffalo last night in an Adams Division matchup.
Boston's victory, its second in as many days against the Sabres, moved the Bruins into a tie for second place in the division with idle Montreal.
Charlie Simmer and Michael Thelven also scored for the Bruins. Simmer's goal was his 300th in 11 seasons. Ric Seiling, John Tucker and Mike Foligno scored for the Sabres.
Foligno scored with 53 seconds to go after Buffalo had pulled goalie Jacques Cloutier, making it 4-3. But Pederson scored into an empty net with 25 seconds to play.
*Maple Leafs 5, Blackhawks 4: Miroslav Frycer completed a hat trick at 2:02 of overtime, giving Toronto a victory in Chicago.
Rick Vaive and Frycer each scored early in the third period to give Toronto a 4-2 lead, but Curt Fraser and Darryl Sutter answered for Chicago. With the Blackhawks holding a two-man advantage, Sutter put his own rebound past Ken Wreggert (49 saves) at 18:32.
Chicago's Keith Brown scored the first period's only goal at 19:35. It took the Maple Leafs only 46 seconds of the second period to tie it, on Frycer's 30-footer. Midway through the period, Al Iafrate scored on a power play. Chicago's Ken Yaremchuk scored on a short rebound at 11:48.
*Canucks 4, Flames 2: Cam Neely scored two power-play goals, including the game-winner at 8:52 of the second period, to give Vancouver a victory over visiting Calgary.
Vancouver moved past idle Winnipeg into third place in the Smythe Division, one point ahead of the Jets and four ahead of Los Angeles.
Neely tapped in Rick Lanz' rebound at 5:10 of the first period. Doug Halward made it 2-0 three minutes later, picking up a rebound off goalie Rejean Lemelin's left pad and scoring with a low 25-footer.
Lanny McDonald and Joe Mullen, with his 40th goal, scored for Calgary 1:24 apart to tie it, 2-2. Neely then ended a three-on-two break with a 20-foot slap shot for a goal.