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Hurricanes clawing way back in playoff picture

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen and Justin Williams scored in the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes overcame yet another goal by New Jersey's Taylor Hall to beat the Devils 3-1 on Friday night.

Teravainen's redirection at 9:37 of the third period made it 2-1, and Williams added an empty-net goal with 21 seconds remaining. Derek Ryan also scored and Cam Ward stopped 25 shots to help Carolina to its second straight win since dropping six straight.

The Hurricanes temporarily pulled into a tie with Columbus for the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot. The Blue Jackets were set to play Anaheim later Friday.

Hall's second-period goal extended his point streak to 24 games. He has scored in six of his last seven games, and 17 of his 29 goals have come since Jan. 1.

Keith Kincaid made 27 saves for the Devils, who dropped both games of a back-to-back road set (see full recap).

Barkov, Reimer lead Panthers to 5th straight win
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Aleksander Barkov scored his 24th goal of the season, James Reimer made 24 saves in his first start in six games and the surging Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Friday night.

The Panthers have won five straight and are 12-3-0 in their past 15. They began the night three points behind Columbus for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Colton Sceviour, Aaron Ekblad and Mike Matheson also scored for the Panthers, and Evgenii Dadanov had two assists.

Sam Reinhart scored for the Sabres, and Robin Lehner made 26 saves.

Barkov stretched the Panthers' lead to 3-1 when he flipped the puck over Lehner's shoulder at 6:49 of the second period. Barkov has six goals and nine assists in his past 10 games and is tied with Vincent Trocheck for the team lead in goals.

Sceviour made it 4-1 when he poked in a rebound with 8:44 left in the second (see full recap).

Laine scores twice Jets edge Red Wings
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Patrik Laine scored his 32rd and 33rd goals of the season to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Friday night.

Dustin Byfuglien and Ben Chiarot also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his 33rd victory of the season. Winnipeg has won six of its last eight games to improve to 38-17-9.

Niklas Kronwall, Anthony Mantha and Trevor Daley scored for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard stopped 38 shots.

Kronwall opened the scoring midway through the first period on Detroit's only power play.

Winnipeg responded with two goals in a 26-second span to take the lead.

Just 38 seconds after Kronwall's goal, Laine scored his first with a wrist shot following a Detroit turnover. Chiarot added his first goal of the season with a soaring shot from the perimeter.

Byfuglien's chip-in put Winnipeg up 4-2, but Detroit responded with Mantha's 21st of the season and Daley's eighth. Laine broke the tie midway through the second with a quick wrister (see full recap).