Ales Kotalik scored the decisive shootout goal, capping the host Buffalo Sabres' come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last night.
Chris Drury tied the score with 39.1 seconds left in the third period. Jason Pominville and Paul Gaustad also scored in regulation for the Sabres. Ryan Miller stopped 25 shots and allowed only one goal on four shootout attempts in helping Buffalo defeat one of the NHL's hottest teams.
Markus Naslund, Taylor Pyatt, and Jan Bulis scored for the Canucks, who lost for only the second time in 12 games.
Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 1 -- Dan Fritsche, Alexander Svitov, and Adam Foote scored and Fredrik Norrena made 41 saves to lead host Columbus over Detroit.
The Blue Jackets, 24th in the NHL on the power play, scored twice in eight man-advantage chances, while the Red Wings were 0 for 6.
Flames 3, Ducks 2 -- Dion Phaneuf and Alex Tanguay scored in the first period and host Calgary held on for its sixth straight win against Anaheim.
Wild 3, Blackhawks 0 -- Manny Fernandez stopped 24 shots for his second shutout this season, and Marian Gaborik scored twice for visiting Minnesota.