Patrick Roy rebounded from his first loss of the season with a landmark victory.
Roy made 19 saves for his 355th NHL win as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Tuesday night. The goalie moved into a tie with Rogie Vachon for seventh place on the career victory list."It's a step I guess, and it's fun, but this is not the objective," said Roy (6-1-4), who was coming off a 3-1 loss at Dallas on Saturday. "Most importantly, we won this game."
Joe Sakic scored his eighth goal of the season and Eric Lacroix added the clincher for the Avalanche, who remained unbeaten (4-0-3) at home.
"Our guys were very, very feisty in front of the net," Colorado coach Marc Crawford said. "They were very confrontational. That's good to see."
Buffalo goalie Dominik Hasek, last season's NHL most valuable player, made 16 saves, but once again was victimized by a lack of offensive support. The Sabres have scored two goals or fewer in seven of his 11 starts.
"I can't think about how many goals we will score," said Hasek, whose record dropped to 3-6-2. "My job is to stop the puck and allow one less goal than the other goalie. It is a tough job, but I don't mind it."
Curtis Brown scored his first two goals of the season for the Sabres, who had only two shots in five power plays and remained winless (0-5-2) in their last seven road games.
"I think our effort tonight was our best overall on the road," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.
Stars 3, Rangers 2
Richard Matvichuk scored two goals in a 72-second span of the first period as Dallas won at New York.
Matvichuk scored at 3:07 and 4:19 of the first period to give the Stars a 2-0 lead. Both goals came with the teams skating four-on-four.
Dallas took a 3-0 lead with 23 seconds left in the first period on a goal by Joe Nieuwendyk, but New York pulled to 3-2 on a pair of goals by Mike Keane.
Kings 2, Panthers 2
At Miami, Jozef Stumpel scored the tying goal for Los Angeles with 14 seconds left in regulation, and the game ended in a tie even though Florida outshot the Kings 26-12.
Florida led 2-0 midway through the third period, but Craig Johnson scored for Los Angeles at 11:04 and Stumpel tied it in the closing seconds after the Kings pulled goalie Stephane Fiset for an extra skater.
Mighty Ducks 2, Maple Leafs 2
Anaheim's Teemu Selanne scored the tying goal in the third period at Toronto when a shot deflected off his helmet.
Flames 6, Penguins 3
Jarome Iginla scored twice and rookie goalie Tyler Moss made 26 saves to win his first NHL start for Calgary.