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.Y. -- Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets keep finding ways to win. The Blue Jackets gave up a game-tying goal with 24.9 seconds to play, but used Ryan Johansens shootout goal to extend their winning streak to six games in a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. "Every night we have to find a way to get points," said Bobrovsky, who made 26 saves and didnt allow a goal in the shootout. "Thats why we play. Its our goal to be in the playoffs and we have to take points to be there. It doesnt matter how and who we play." Columbus rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to take the lead on a Brandon Dubinsky goal in the third period, but had to regroup again after Myers goal sent the game to overtime. "Its a tough thing to give up a goal in the last minute of the game but this is a group thats faced adversity all season long," Dubinsky said. "And instead of cowering to it and conceding to just one point, we stuck our heads down and went after them. "Im really proud of this bunch and the way we stuck together through some adversity." David Savard and Matt Calvert also scored in regulation for Columbus. Tyler Myers had two goals for Buffalo, and Drew Stafford also scored. The Sabres have lost three straight. The Blue Jackets winning streak matches the longest in franchise history set on April 3, 2006. "Right now for me its just a stat," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "Weve done a good job putting ourselves back in the fight and right in the middle of it." Columbus improved to 24-20-4 after winning just 14 of its first 35 games. Dubinsky said the win streak speaks volumes of his teams improvement. "It says were finding ways to win games and were getting points," Dubinsky said. "Were getting some swagger here and some confidence. The Blue Jackets played Friday night at home against Washington as Buffalo looked to capitalize on a hot start from the line of Tyler Ennis, Matt Moulson and Drew Stafford. The Sabres struck just 59 seconds into the game when Moulson sent a soft pass across the ice to Myers, who had crept in from the right point and lifted a shot over Bobrovsky to put Buffalo up 1-0. Columbus countered when a one-time shot from Savard off the right half wall caught Ryan Miller out of position to tie the score at 6:19. The tie lasted just 28 seconds. A poor Blue Jackets breakout left Ennis alone in front of Bobrovsky. The Sabres centre slid the puck to Stafford at the left post, and he slid it into the open net at 6:47. "They played a tough game last night," said Ennis, who finished with two assists and seven shots on goal. "We wanted to jump on them early." Miller made an athletic save on a 2-on-1 break midway through the first period, reaching behind his body to make a glove save on RJ Umberger. He finished with 32 saves. The Blue Jackets tied it at 2 after a Myers boarding penalty gave them the games first power play. Calvert whiffed on a backhand attempt, but pushed a second chance past Miller at 12:44 of the first. Buffalo had a goal disallowed 24 seconds into the second period. Moulson was judged to have used a distinct kicking motion to put the puck behind Bobrovsky. "The league is screaming for goals and all of a sudden, I dont know how you can kick it and try to stop at the same time," Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan said. A power-play goal gave Columbus its first lead at 11:21, as Dubinsky took advantage of crowded Buffalo crease with his rebound goal. The Blue Jackets needed a right pad save from Bobrovsky on Moulson during a late Sabres power play, but finished the second period with a 3-2 lead. Buffalo didnt score on its first three power plays, and the last was an abbreviated one when Stafford was hauled down behind the Columbus net with 36.4 seconds to play in regulation. Nolan called timeout, Buffalo won the faceoff in Columbus zone and Myers sent a wrist shot past Bobrovsky. Myers almost scored a third goal in overtime, but his low shot went wide of the goal. Johansens game-deciding goal required patience. Miller stayed with the third-year mans shootout attempt until an opening appeared just as Johansen reached the crease. "I thought the play was dead, I really did," Richards said. "When he got there, I thought, Oh, hes got nothing and he got it up quick on his glove side." The Blue Jackets are off until Tuesday, when theyll host Los Angeles in the first of a three-game homestand. Buffalo is 6-1-3 in its past 10 home games after beginning the season 3-12-1 at First Niagara Center. Theyll next face Florida on Tuesday in the second of three straight at home. NOTES: Defenceman Fedor Tyutin was the only scratch for Columbus. ... The game was the 300th of Myers career. ... Columbus RW Corey Tropp played his first game against the Sabres since Buffalo waived him on Nov. 27. Dave Bolland Jersey
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. PAUL, Minn.STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Happy Valley was a cacophony of bells and songs and cheers that echoed all the way to Mount Nittany. It sure beat the alternative for Bill Belton. On fourth-and-1 and with an upset on the line, Belton dove ahead for 3 yards. Three plays later, he was in the end zone, and Penn States party was on. "If I dont get the yard," Belton said, "Im going to hear it the rest of the time Im here." Instead, he settled for that familiar refrain of 100,000 fans swapping "We are!" "Penn State!" chants, a needed release after the longest game in team history. Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in coach Bill OBriens two seasons with the Nittany Lions. Penn States Christian Hackenberg was sensational in regulation on the tying drive, completing passes of 29 yards to Brandon Felder and 33 yards to Allen Robinson to bring the ball to the 1 with 29 seconds left. The freshman quarterback sneaked in for the first rushing TD against Michigan this season, tying the game at 34-all. Brendan Gibbons kicked two field goals and missed two -- one was blocked -- in OT for the Wolverines (5-1, 1-1). Sam Ficken kicked two, but passed on even trying another on the last possession. Instead, Penn State went on fourth-and-1 from the 16. Belton converted and made the gamble a good one. "Coach had confidence in me and I had confidence that I would be able to get the 1 yard we needed to keep the game going," The Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) stormed the field in wild celebration, sending more than 100,000 fans into a frenzy. "I just ran somewhere and hit somebody," Hackenberg said. "I saw him bounce it and I saw he had the edge and after that I just ran over to the sideline to celebrate with my teammates. Still recovering from scandal, the Nittany Lions gave 107,884 fans at Beaver Stadium at long last a milestone celebration in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions mobbed OBrien, and he led the charge toward the students in the stands to sing the fight song. Penn States victory bell rang long after the players had stunned the unbeaten Wolverines. "Nothing should amaze you," OBrien said. "Theres going to be twists and turns. These are tough kids. They love Penn State. They love playing for each other. The locker room is such a great scene right now because these kids really believe in each other." Hacckenberg, who threw for 305 yards, made it possible with plenty of help from his receivers on the final drive of the fourth. Roberto Luongo Jersey
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