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UNDATED (AP) — On NHL ice, Anaheim edged Winnipeg in overtime, 5-4. The Ducks top the idle San Jose Sharks by three points in the Pacific Division. Stephane Robidas (ROH'-bih-dah) scored the game-winner 16 seconds into overtime.
The Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down. The Ducks' 49th victory set a franchise record for most wins in a season.
In other hockey action:
— Minnesota snapped the L.A. Kings' six-game winning streak, 3-2. Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu (MEE'-koh KOY'-voo) scored 62 seconds apart in the third period.
— Travis Zajac (ZAY'-jahk) had his first career hat trick in the New Jersey Devils' 6-3 victory over the Florida Panthers after nearly blowing an early three-goal lead.
— Ottawa nipped Carolina 2-1 in a shootout. With 78 points, the Senators are four points out of the final playoff spot in the East with seven games left.
UNDATED. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed interim coach Ted Nolan to a three-year contract extension. Nolan returned for a second stint in Buffalo in mid-November, when he was hired to replace the fired Ron Rolston. The Sabres have gone 16-30-8 under Nolan and remain in last place in the NHL.
In other hockey news:
— The Colorado Avalanche will be without leading scorer Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN') for about four weeks after he hurt his left knee over the weekend. The loss of Duchene is a blow for the Avalanche, who just clinched their first postseason spot since 2010. He likely will miss the first round of the postseason.