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  • New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) scores a short-handed goal on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden as Sabres' Jordan Leopold defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) scores a short-handed goal on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden as Sabres' Jordan Leopold defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) scores a short-handed goal on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden as Sabres' Jordan Leopold defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) scores a short-handed goal on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden as Sabres' Jordan Leopold defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26) of Austria scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden as Rangers' Dan Girardi defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26) of Austria scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden as Rangers' Dan Girardi defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26) of Austria scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden as Rangers' Dan Girardi defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26) of Austria scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden as Rangers' Dan Girardi defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff (10) of Germany, battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Jeff Halpern (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff (10) of Germany, battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Jeff Halpern (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff (10) of Germany, battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Jeff Halpern (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff (10) of Germany, battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Jeff Halpern (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • New York Rangers' Darroll Powe (8) deflects a shot on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    New York Rangers' Darroll Powe (8) deflects a shot on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • New York Rangers' Darroll Powe (8) deflects a shot on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    New York Rangers' Darroll Powe (8) deflects a shot on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) scores a short-handed goal on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden as Sabres' Jordan Leopold defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) scores a short-handed goal on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden as Sabres' Jordan Leopold defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26) of Austria scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden as Rangers' Dan Girardi defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26) of Austria scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden as Rangers' Dan Girardi defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff (10) of Germany, battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Jeff Halpern (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff (10) of Germany, battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Jeff Halpern (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • New York Rangers' Darroll Powe (8) deflects a shot on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • New York Rangers' Darroll Powe (8) deflects a shot on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Buffalo, n.y. — Marcus Foligno scored twice and backup goalie Jhonas Enroth made 18 of his 32 saves in the third period of the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-1 win over the New York Rangers last night.

Enroth, who started because Ryan Miller was sidelined because of a sinus infection, earned his first victory since a 5-1 win over Washington on Nov. 26, 2011. He was 0-9-3 in 16 appearances since then.

Foligno’s first goal made it 1-1 at 5:35 of the second period. His second gave the Sabres a 3-1 lead with 8:12 left in the game.

Canucks 2
Blue Jackets 1 (so)

Columbus, Ohio — Mason Raymond scored the only goal in the shootout, and seldom-used Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots through overtime to lead Vancouver past Columbus.

Luongo, playing in his second game in 16 days, stopped all three Blue Jackets in the shootout.

Hurricanes 4, Capitals 0

Washington — Riley Nash scored twice, Joe Corvo put one in off the goaltender’s mask, and Justin Peters got his second career shutout as surging Carolina beat slumping Washington, taking the first leg of a key home-and-home series between the Southeast Division rivals.

The Capitals lost their third straight — all by at least a three-goal margin.

Lightning 3, Panthers 2

Sunrise, Fla. — Steven Stamkos snapped a third-period tie with his NHL-leading 20th goal, and Tampa Bay held on to beat Florida despite recording only 13 shots.

Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis also scored for the Lightning, and Anders Lindback made 37 saves. St. Louis added had two assists.

Kris Versteeg and Tomas Kopecky had goals for the Panthers. Jacob Markstrom stopped 10 shots in the loss.

Stamkos scored the winning power-play goal from the right of the net 5:30 into the third to give the Lightning a 3-2 lead. Tampa Bay won for just the second time in nine games, but beat the Panthers for the seventh straight time — three this season.

The reeling Panthers have lost seven of eight and 14 of 17.