HOUSTON -- The Los Angeles Clippers used a strong defensive effort and a spark from reserve Jamal Crawford at the just the right time to salvage a win on their three-game road trip. Utah Jazz Store . Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick scored 22 points, and the Clippers had an 18-0 run in the second half to rally for a 107-94 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Crawford had 16 points, Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Clippers. Griffin also had seven rebounds and Redick shot 8 for 15 from the field. Darren Collison added 10 points off the bench. Los Angeles trailed 71-60 with about 5 minutes to go in the third quarter before its big run that lasted into the opening minutes of the fourth. "I kept telling them to hang in there," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "We hung around and got it going and our defence won the game. Houston had, I think five points in the last six minutes (of the third quarter), and 37 points in the whole second half for a good offensive team. I thought Darren Collison was fantastic and Jamal made big shots." Los Angeles shot 14 for 23 on free throws, but just 9 for 24 on 3-pointers. Dwight Howard had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets, but was just 5 for 11 on free throws. Chandler Parsons added 23 points and eight rebounds, while Patrick Beverley scored 19 points. James Harden, who was a game-time decision with a bruised left foot, had 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting. Houston finished 17 of 27 from the free throw line. Trailing by 11, the Clippers scored the final 13 points of the third quarter to take a two-point lead on a tip-in by Crawford at the buzzer. "We were on the line trying to get it to 13, and then it just snowballed from there," Houston coach Kevin McHale said about the end of the third quarter. "We missed some shots, and we started doubting it and we stopped taking some shots that we needed to take. Then, we got a lot of turnovers and we just got really passive. We just got nothing going from that point on." Los Angeles kept the run going to start the fourth, with Crawford capping it with a three-point play with 10:21 remaining in the game to increase the lead to 78-71. Crawford had seven points and Jared Dudley added five points in the spurt that lasted nearly seven minutes. "Chris got it started being a spark plug for us," Crawford said about what changed in the third. "I think it was kind of slow to start the game, and we just followed the lead and coach kept challenging us to get defensive stops because that breaks a teams spirits. Our offence was coming from our defence." Paul pointed to the Clippers defensive intensity as a reason for the run. "We knew that this was a team that made some runs, but at the same time, they will let you back into the game," Paul said. "Once we started the third quarter, we came out and played with a lot more purpose, more passion. That tip in by Jamal at the end of the third quarter was huge for us." Houston pulled to 84-80 on Hardens three-point play with 7:21 remaining, but that would be as close as they would get. Los Angeles had a 9-3 run over the next three minutes to increase the advantage to 92-83 on Griffins free throw with 4:15 to go. Houston tried a Hack a Jordan tactic with 3 minutes remaining, and despite Jordan missing both free throws, Los Angeles countered by fouling Howard and taking Jordan out of the game. Howard made a free throw to get the Rockets to 97-90, but Redick hit two free throws and Collison made a 3-pointer with 1:39 remaining to stretch the lead to 102-90. Los Angeles outscored the Rockets 27-16 in the third quarter and 61-39 in the second half. "We just stopped playing the way we had played to get the lead, and when you are playing against a team like the Clippers, theyve been together a couple of years and play well together," Howard said. "We had to continue to do things that got us the lead, and we didnt do that tonight and they capitalized on it. They got a good road win." The Clippers opened up an 18-8 lead midway through the first quarter as Redick scored eight of Los Angeles first 10 points. Houston finished the quarter on an 11-0 run over the final 3:40 of the period. Howard had 10 points in the first, including the first four of the run. Houston kept it up in the second quarter, extending the lead to 10 at 39-29 on back-to-back 3-pointers by Beverley with 7:26 left in the period. The Rockets led 55-46 at halftime. NOTES: Los Angeles F Matt Barnes missed his third straight game with a right thigh contusion. ... Beverley had a career-high four steals. ... 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Talbot hadnt played since making 31 saves in a 2-0 triumph over the Flyers on Nov. 19 at Madison Square Garden and on Friday turned aside all 26 shots he faced to give the Rangers a third win in their last four tries. All three of those wins have come via shutout, as Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots in 5-0 win over Montreal five days ago. St. Louis notched a goal and an assist to reach 1,000 career points. Dan Boyle and Rick Nash also scored for the Rangers, while Derek Stepan assisted on all three goals. Steve Mason made 21 saves for the Flyers, who have lost three in a row and are 1-6-1 in their last eight. The teams will meet again Saturday afternoon in New York. Final Score: Chicago 4, Anaheim 1 Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots to lead the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. Patrick Kane scored twice while Brad Richards and Andrew Shaw each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who have won five of their last six. Hampus Lindholm scored the only goal of the game for the Ducks, who had a three- game winning streak snapped. Frederik Andersen allowed three goals on 37 shots in the loss. Final Score: Washington 5, NY Islanders 2 Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal to propel the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders in the finale of a home-and-home set at Verizon Center. Matt Niskanen tallied a goal and two assists, Evgeny Kuznetsov supplied a goal and a helper and Marcus Johansson and Joel Ward each scored for Washington, which bounced back from a 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders on Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum. Braden Holtby turned aside 26 shots in the win. John Tavares and Anders Lee each lit the lamp for the Islanders, who had their five-game win streak come to an end. Chad Johnson allowed four goals on 26 shots. Final Score: Boston 2, Winnipeg 1 (OT) Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dougie Hamiltons wrister 3:39 into overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Tuukka Rask made 35 saves for the Bruins, who snapped a brief two-game losing streak. Hamilton also assisted on Milan Lucics fifth goal of the season early in the third period. Carl Soderberg recorded an assist on both markers. Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg, which got 36 saves from Michael Hutchinson. Final Score: Buffalo 2, Montreal 1 Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Moulson scored the game-winning goal with 1:18 to play as the Buffalo Sabres took a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in the opener of a home-and-home set. Tyler Ennis had the other goal and Jhonas Enroth made 30 saves for the Sabres, who have won four of their last five. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau had the only goal for the Canadiens, who had won their previous two coming in. Carey Price allowed both goals on 25 shots. These clubs will meet in Montreal on Saturday. Final Score: Detroit 5, New Jersey 4 Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Gustav Nyquist scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils, 5-4, on Friday. Nyquist, Detroits third shooter, veered to the right circle before cutting to the slot and unleashing a wrister over the glove of Cory Schneider into the top right corner of the net. Michael Ryder had a chance to prolong the skills competition, but Petr Mrazek turned aside his offering with a blocker save for the win. Drew Miller netted the game-tying goal halfway through the third period and Riley Sheahan, Xavier Ouellet and Justin Abdelkader all scored for the Red Wings, who won their third straight game. Mrazek made 21 saves plus three more during the shootout in his second start of the season. Frank Layden Jersey. Mike Cammalleri scored twice, Jaromir Jagr supplied a goal and an assist and Peter Harrold found the back of the net for the Devils, who have dropped five of their last six games. Schneider turned aside 28 shots in defeat. Final Score: Carolina 4, Pittsburgh 2 Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jiri Tlusty recorded two goals and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes came through with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opener of a home-and-home series. Nathan Gerbe snapped a 2-2 tie with a power-play score early in the third period that helped the Hurricanes halt a three-game skid and deal the powerful Penguins just their third regulation defeat in their last 16 outings. Carolina entered the matchup an NHL-worst 2-9-2 on the road this season. Patrick Dwyer added a goal to support a 20-save effort from Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward. Pittsburgh, which was outshot by a 35-22 margin, received goals from Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist. Sidney Crosby assisted on both markers, with Marc-Andre Fleury stopping 31-of-34 chances in defeat. Final Score: Vancouver 5, Columbus 0 Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Miller saved all 31 shots against him, and the Vancouver Canucks peppered Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to record a 5-0 win. Chris Higgins scored what proved to be the game-winning goal late in the second period, while Henrik Sedin, Shawn Matthias, Brad Richardson and Alexandre Burrows each scored in the third to put the game away. Miller made 12 of his 31 stops in the final period while his teammates were adding insurance goals. Higgins had a goal and an assist, and Nick Bonino assisted on three Vancouver goals. Bobrovsky made 25 saves on 29 shots for Columbus as it dropped its fourth game in a row. Jack Johnson and Ryan Johansen each had four shots on goal for the Blue Jackets. Final Score: Florida 3, Ottawa 2 Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy Hayes scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lead the Florida Panthers in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday. Dylan Olsen and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Panthers, who have won their past two. Al Montoya stopped 22 shots for the win. Chris Neil had a goal and an assist and Cody Ceci scored for the Senators, who have lost three of four. Craig Anderson allowed all three goals on 46 shots in the loss. Final Score: St. Louis 4, Edmonton 3 (OT) St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Vladimir Tarasenko scored with less than a minute left in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 comeback win over the Edmonton Oilers in overtime Friday. Alex Pietrangelos goal with less than eight minutes left tied the game to help bail out Blues goaltender Jake Allen, who made 13 saves on just 16 shots. Ben Scrivens faced a barrage of St. Louis shots, stopping 37 of the 41 fired his way. T.J. Oshie started the scoring for the Blues in the first period, and Edmontons David Perron and Nikita Nikitin both scored second-period goals against their former team. Kevin Shattenkirk tied the game 31 seconds into the third period, but Mark Arcobellos goal minutes later gave the Oilers their second lead of the game. Oshie had three points, and Taylor Hall led Edmonton with two, both assists. Final Score: Minnesota 5, Dallas 4 (OT) Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Marco Scandella scored the winner 2:04 into overtime to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 triumph over the Dallas Stars on Friday. Thomas Vanek tied the game late in regulation and added two assists, while Jason Zucker, Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund all scored for the Wild, who have won six of eight. Darcy Kuemper made 41 saves in the win. Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist while Alex Goligoski, Erik Cole and Ales Hemsky all scored for the Stars, who had a three-game winning streak stopped. Kari Lehtonen turned away 29-of-34 shots. ' ' '