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Michal Grosek scored with 4:31 left in the third period Sunday n

February 3, 1997

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Michal Grosek scored with 4:31 left in the third period Sunday night, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-2 tie with the Washington Capitals.

Buffalo had its winning streak stopped at three. The Sabres finished their club-record seven-game homestand with a 4-2-1 record.

Grosek’s 11th goal was his first since Jan. 5. Steve Konowalchuk had given the Capitals a 2-1 lead with 6:12 remaining.

Dominik Hasek made 27 saves for the Sabres. Jim Carey made 22 saves for Washington.

Red Wings 4, Stars 3, OT

DETROIT (AP) _ Vyacheslav Kozlov scored 80 seconds into overtime as the Detroit Red Wings ended a six-game home winless streak with a victory over the Dallas Stars.

Kozlov’s 17th goal _ and fifth game-winner _ came after Dallas defenseman Sergei Zubov couldn’t control a bouncing puck played high into the Stars’ end by Detroit’s Tomas Sandstrom.

Kozlov dug out the loose puck and backhanded it past Dallas goalie Andy Moog. Sandstrom’s assist was his first point in three games since Detroit acquired him last week in a trade with Pittsburgh.

Bruins 3, Rangers 2

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Boston Bruins scored three goals in less than four minutes of the first period and held off the New York Rangers behind the goaltending of rookie Rob Tallas.

Tallas, one night after recording his first NHL shutout at Tampa Bay, protected a one-goal lead for virtually half the game after Mark Messier scored at 11:19 of the second period.

The biggest of his 28 saves came in the third period when he stopped Vladimir Vorobiev on a breakaway with 11:44 left and then Niklas Sundstrom on another breakaway 30 seconds later.

Tallas has started 14 of the Bruins’ last 15 games in relief of No. 1 goaltender Bill Ranford, who is out with tendinitis in his shoulder.

Avalanche 5, Mighty Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Stephane Yelle scored the tiebreaking goal 21 seconds into the third period and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

The Ducks had won four in a row at home, one short of the team record.

Keith Jones capped Colorado’s three-goal third period with his 19th of the season. He also had two assists.

Mike Ricci and Claude Lemieux also scored for the Avalanche and Adam Deadmarsh added his team-leading 22nd goal for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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