Rangers beat Flames seconds into overtime

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Rangers 3, Flames 2

Rangers 3, Flames 2

Tim Taylor scored 32 seconds into overtime on Monday night to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames, after Adam Graves tied the game in the final minute of regulation.

Taylor took a cross-ice pass from Alexandre Daigle, who assisted on all three Rangers goals, knocked the bouncing puck to the ice and beat Fred Brathwaite.

With Mike Richter pulled for an extra skater, Graves converted a goalmouth pass from Daigle for his seventh goal, with 35.2 seconds left, to send the game into overtime.

The loss was Calgary's first in nine overtime games this season (6-1-2).

Predators 4, Thrashers 3, OT

In Atlanta, Randy Robitaille scored at 2:26 of overtime to give Nashville a victory over the Thrashers.

Ville Peltonen stole the puck from David Harlock in the Thrashers' zone and fed a cross-ice pass to Robitaille, who easily scored his fourth goal of the season.

Robitaille was acquired by the Thrashers in an expansion-draft trade, but was dealt to Nashville before ever playing a game for Atlanta.

Maple Leafs 3, Sabres 2, OT

In Toronto, Steve Thomas' goal 1:05 into overtime capped Toronto's rally from a two-goal deficit and gave the Maple Leafs a victory over Buffalo.

Thomas intercepted a behind-the-net clearing pass by Michael Peca, circled the net and beat Dwayne Roloson with a low shot.

Garry Valk and Tomas Kaberle also scored for Toronto, which extended its unbeaten streak to five games.

Miroslav Satan and Dixon Ward scored for the Sabres, who are winless in four games. The loss was Buffalo's first in seven overtime games this season.

Blackhawks 5, Oilers 1

In Chicago, Steve Passmore made 24 saves and Chicago got goals from five players in a victory over Edmonton.

Jean-Pierre Dumont, Steve Sullivan, Alex Zhamnov, Doug Gilmour and Eric Daze scored for the Blackhawks, who won at home for only the second time in 13 games. Tony Amonte and Michael Nylander each added two assists for Chicago.

Edmonton's Boyd Devereaux scored with 5:14 left to spoil Passmore's bid for a second shutout this season.

The victory marked only the second time this season the Blackhawks have posted back-to-back wins.

The Oilers dropped to 1-10-2 on the road.

Coyotes 3, Stars 2

In Dallas, Jeremy Roenick scored the game-winner with 2:59 left in the game, just 26 seconds after Trevor Letowski tied it, as Phoenix rallied to beat Dallas.

Roenick's shot off the skate of Dallas defenseman Derian Hatcher put the Coyotes in front as Phoenix improved to 9-1-0 in its last 10 games.

Letowski's tipin at 16:35 beat Dallas goalie Ed Belfour to even the score.

Bob Essensa stopped 18 shots to stretch his streak to 10 games without a loss.

Avalanche 5, Canucks 2

In Denver, Sandis Ozolinsh had his first career hat trick and Patrick Roy stopped 23 shots as Colorado Avalanche moved into first place in the Northwest Division with a victory over Vancouver.

Two of Ozolinsh's goals were unassisted on rink-long rushes. Eric Messier and Milan Hejduk added goals for the Avalanche, who improved to 3-0-2 against former coach Marc Crawford.

Roy, with his 422nd career victory, ranks fourth on the NHL list and trails only Terry Sawchuk (447), Jacques Plante (434) and Tony Esposito (423).

Murray Baron and Markus Naslund had goals for the Canucks who fell out of first place for the first time and have lost four of five games.

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