John Madden scored in the sixth round of a shootout on Tuesday to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Madden whipped a forehand over Cam Ward's stick, sending the Devils to their fourth win in five games. Earlier in the shootout, Brian Gionta scored for New Jersey in the second round before Rod Brind'Amour countered for Carolina in the third.
The Devils got regulation goals from Travis Zajac and Jim Dowd to beat the Hurricanes, who knocked New Jersey out of this year's playoffs in the second round, for the second time in two meetings this season. Dowd forced overtime by scoring with a minute remaining, and Martin Brodeur finished with 26 saves.
Eric Stall and Brind'Amour scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Canadiens 3, Oilers 2, SO
At Montreal, Alex Kovalev scored on Montreal's fourth attempt in a shootout, giving the Canadiens a win over Edmonton.
Using a similar move to the one Canadiens captain Saku Koivu successfully completed to open the shootout, Kovalev deked Dwayne Roloson before tucking a forehand inside the left post.
David Aebischer, who made 26 saves during the game, stopped Jarret Stoll on Edmonton's final attempt after allowing Ales Hemsky's goal on the Oilers' second shot.
Petr Sykora scored his team-leading ninth goal 15:30 into the third to tie it at 2 after 19-year-old Canadiens rookie Guillaume Latendresse scored his first NHL goal at the beginning of the period.
Promoted to the Canadiens' top line because of leading scorer Christopher Higgins' ankle injury, Latendresse got his first career point in his 14th game of the season.
Craig Rivet also scored for Montreal, which has won three of four.
Brad Winchester scored his first career regular-season goal for Edmonton, which has lost three straight and five of six.
Kings 6, Avalanche 5
At Denver, Craig Conroy and Scott Thornton each scored for the first time this season, Sean Avery had two goals and Los Angeles outlasted Colorado.
Tyler Arnason set up a frenetic finish when he scored with 2:01 left, and the Avalanche had a power play for the final 1:17 after Mattias Norstrom was called for high sticking, but Colorado couldn't tie it.
In other NHL action it was:
Flames 3, Stars 1
Sharks 3, Wild 1