Martin Brodeur stopped 29 shots for his NHL-leading sixth shutout of the season and the 86th of his career and Brian Rafalski's unusual goal was all the New Jersey Devils needed in a 2-0 victory at the New York Islanders on Saturday.
The Devils increased their Atlantic Division lead to six points over the Islanders.
Patrick Elias put in an empty-net goal with 10 seconds left to complete the scoring.
Rick DiPietro was solid, turning aside 36 shots, but the Islanders have not scored for the last 138 minutes of play.
Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2, OT
At Toronto, Chris Phillips scored at 2:39 of overtime and Ottawa rallied for a victory over rival Toronto.
Ray Emery had 43 saves and Dean McAmmond and Chris Kelly also scored for the Senators.
Predators 5, Bruins 0
At Nashville, Tennessee, Chris Mason stopped 38 shots to earn his fourth shutout of the season to lift Nashville past Boston.
Paul Kariya, David Legwand and Jerred Smithson each scored and added an assist for Nashville.
Blues 2, Avalanche 0
At St. Louis, Manny Legace made 33 saves to lead St. Louis over Colorado.
Legace, in his first season with the Blues after six with Detroit, is 11-1-0 against Colorado.
Rangers 4, Capitals 1
At New York, Petr Prucha scored two goals to help New York snap a seven-game losing skid and end a scoreless streak at 153:38 in a fight-filled victory over Washington.
Michael Nylander and Darius Kasparaitis also scored for the Rangers.
Sabres 4, Thrashers 1
At Buffalo, New York, Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist and Ryan Miller made 29 saves in Buffalo's victory over Atlanta.
Daniel Briere added a goal and an assist and Jason Pominville also scored for the Sabres, who have won three straight.
Lightning 3, Canadiens 1
At Tampa, Florida, Vinny Prospal snapped a personal 20-game goal-scoring drought with a tiebreaking second-period goal, helping Tampa Bay defeat Montreal.
Brad Richards and Filip Kuba also scored for the Lightning.
Coyotes 8, Sharks 0
At Glendale, Arizona, Curtis Joseph stopped 40 shots for his 437th win, tying Jacques Plante for fifth on the career victories list as Phoenix sent San Jose to its fourth loss in five games.
It was Joseph's 48th career shutout.
Canucks 6, Oilers 2
At Edmonton, Alberta, Daniel Sedin had two goals and an assist and Vancouver continued its strong post-Christmas play with a victory over Edmonton.
Mattias Ohlund added two goals and Sami Salo and Jan Bulis one apiece for the Canucks, while Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Shawn Horcoff answered for the Oilers.