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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Derek Roy scored the decisive shootout goal, and had a goal and an assist in regulation in the Buffalo Sabres' 6-5 victory over the Western Conference-leading San Jose Sharks on Friday night.

Jason Pominville, who snapped a 17-game goal drought, forced extra time by scoring with 4 seconds left in the third. Sabres goalie Ryan Miller sealed the win by getting his glove out to stop Milan Michalek's shootout attempt.

It was an emotional night a day after 50 people were killed when Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into house in suburban Buffalo. The Sabres, who turned down the NHL's offer to postpone the game, had a moment of silence before the game.

Ales Kotalik, Jaroslav Spack and Adam Mair, with his career-high seventh of the season, also scored for Buffalo, while Craig Rivet had three assists in the first game against his former team after the Sharks traded him to the Sabres in July.

Joe Thornton had four assists, and Patrick Marleau scored twice for the Sharks, 1-0-3 on a five-game trip that ends Sunday in New Jersey. Dan Boyle had a goal and assist, and Joe Pavelksi and Devin Setoguchi added goals for the Sharks.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Scott Clemmensen had his second straight shutout after going nearly five years without one in the NHL, and Bryce Salvador provided a rare bit of offense in New Jersey's victory over NHL-leading Boston.

Clemmensen, still subbing for the soon-to-return Martin Brodeur, is staking his claim for more playing time down the stretch after the four-time Vezina Trophy winner comes back from the elbow injury that has sidelined him most of the season.

Clemmensen snapped his shutout drought Monday night with a 27-save, 3-0 win over the New York Rangers, his first blanking since March 2004, and duplicated the feat four days later, making 31 saves against Boston.

Salvador scored his first goal in 22 games 10:54 into the second period.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jason Williams scored with 6:55 to go to help Columbus snap Stanley Cup champion Detroit's winning streak at six games.

Williams, the former Detroit player acquired in a trade with Atlanta on Jan. 15, scored in his third straight game to help the Blue Jackets win their third in a row.

The game marked the return of Columbus rookie goalie Steve Mason, who had missed three games while battling mononucleosis. He stopped 32 shots.

Raffi Torres and Jason Chimera also scored for Columbus.

Niklas Lidstrom and Mikael Samuelsson scored for Detroit.

DENVER (AP) - Andrei Kostitsyn scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:16 remaining, and Jaroslav Halak made 46 saves to help Montreal snap a seven-game road losing streak.

Francis Bouillon, Patrice Brisebois and Tom Kostopoulos also scored.

Montreal's last previous win in Denver was more than 27 years ago against the Colorado Rockies, who later became the New Jersey Devils.

Jordan Leopold and Tyler Arnason scored for Colorado.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Richard Zednik scored the only goal in the shootout, and Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun stopped all four New York attempts.

Vokoun ended the shootout when he stopped Nikolai Zherdev's backhander off a deke. Coming off shutout at Carolina on Thursday night, Vokoun made 34 saves.

Michael Frolik scored in regulation for Florida. The Panthers, tied with Buffalo for seventh place in the Eastern Conference, are 12-3-3 since Jan. 1.

Fredrik Sjostrom scored for New York. The Rangers are 1-4-2 in their last seven.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brad Boyes scored early in the third period, and Chris Mason made 22 saves for St. Louis to shut out Chicago for the second straight time.

Boyes scored on a 4-on-3 power play, converting a one-timer from the left circle 57 seconds into the third period. Mason beat Chicago 2-0 on Jan. 21.

DALLAS (AP) - Joel Lundqvist gave Dallas the lead for good with his first goal of the season, and Marty Turco made 32 saves.

Loui Eriksson had a goal and an assist for Dallas. The Stars won for the eighth time in 10 games and snapped Vancouver's four-game winning streak.

Taylor Pyatt scored for Vancouver.

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