Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 28, 2006
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ryan Miller made 29 saves, and Ales Kotalik scored on a penalty shot to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Thursday night.
Jason Pominville, Chris Drury and Thomas Vanek also scored for the Sabres.
Craig Adams spoiled Miller’s shutout bid with a short-handed goal late in the third.
Carolina entered the game with a season-best, five-game winning streak.
The game was the first of a back-to-back set for the Hurricanes against the top two teams in the NHL. Carolina hosts Anaheim on Friday night.
Red Wings 7, Blue Jackets 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Robert Lang scored the winning goal with 5:19 remaining and added two assists as the Detroit Red Wings fought back with four straight third-period goals to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Flyers 4, Lightning 3
TAMPA, Fla. — Simon Gagne scored two goals, Peter Forsberg had three assists and Robert Esche made 42 saves, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stop a franchise-record,
10-game losing streak.