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St. Louis scores 4, but Pavelski's 3 brings Sharks the victory

TAMPA, Florida -- Martin St. Louis equaled a 22-year Tampa Bay Lightning record with four goals, but Joe Pavelski responded with three of his own in the second period to help the San Jose Sharks rally for a 5-4 victory in the NHL on Saturday.

Pavelski beat goalie Ben Bishop twice in a span of 21 seconds midway through the period, and then added the winner a minute before the intermission.

St. Louis scored three times in a span of 7:34 in the first period for his eighth NHL hat trick. The Lightning captain's fourth goal early in the second tied the team mark set by Chris Kontos against Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Ed Belfour and the Chicago Blackhawks in 1992.

Matt Nieto and Patrick Marleau put San Jose ahead 2-1 with goals three minutes apart midway through the first period. St. Louis scored his first goal in between, then struck twice more against Antti Niemi before the intermission.

St. Louis netted his record-tying goal 2:09 into the second period, giving him eight goals and 11 points in the NHL's longest current point streak at seven games.

In Philadelphia, Michael Raffl scored the go-ahead goal with 4:15 left and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the New York Islanders 6-4.

Andrej Meszaros scored twice, Andy Hall, Jakub Voracek, and Matt Read also had goals, and Claude Giroux had two clutch assists for the Flyers.

Brock Nelson, Brian Strait, John Tavares and Cal Clutterbuck scored for New York, which had won eight of nine on the road and five of six overall.

In Buffalo, New York, Ryan Johansen scored the only goal in the shootout, and Columbus equaled its best winning streak of six games by beating the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.

Brandon Dubinsky, David Savard and Matt Calvert scored in regulation for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves.

Tyler Myers had two goals, including a power-play tally with 24.9 seconds remaining in regulation. Drew Stafford also scored for Buffalo, which has lost three straight.

Martin Hanzal had a goal and an assist, and the Phoenix Coyotes held off the New Jersey Devils 3-2 to give coach Dave Tippett his 450th career victory.

Jeff Halpern scored for Phoenix and Jordan Szwarz also had a goal before playing the third period with stiches in his chin after being cut with a skate late in the second.

New Jersey got off to a sluggish start at the end of a four-game road trip before rallying to make it close. Ryane Clowe had a goal and an assist and Jaromir Jagr scored his 696th career goal with 2:14 left in regulation.

Jagr had another good chance with just over a minute left, but was stopped by Mike Smith, who had 32 saves.

Elsewhere, Ryan Getzlaf scored his 25th goal, and rookie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves as the Anaheim Ducks got back to their winning ways with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues, and Jimmy Howard stopped all three shots he faced in a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

In other games Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets edged the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 in overtime, the New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 and the Toronto Maple Leafs toppled the Montreal Canadiens 5-3.

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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski #8 is knocked down by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman #77, of Sweden, but still scores a goal past Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop #30 during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, Jan. 18. (AP)

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