The San Jose Sharks became the first team in more than 27 years to score on two penalty shots in a game and went on to win their sixth straight, 5-2 over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.
Joe Thornton and Ryane Clowe scored on the penalty shots, making San Jose the first team since Vancouver on Feb. 11, 1982, at Detroit to score twice on penalty shots.
Joe Pavelski scored twice, and Torry Mitchell added a goal for San Jose.
Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves, allowing third-period goals to Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble.
DEVILS 2, PENGUINS 0
At Newark, New Jersey, Martin Brodeur made 32 saves for his second straight shutout against Pittsburgh and record 105th overall, leading New Jersey to a victory over the Penguins
Selected to the Canadian Olympic team on Wednesday, Brodeur broke a tie with Terry Sawchuk for the NHL shutout record in his previous start against the Penguins, a 4-0 victory in Pittsburgh on Dec. 21.
BRUINS 4, THRASHERS 0
At Boston, Byron Bitz tipped in a shot to start Boston’s three-goal first period, and Tuukka Rask made 18 saves for the Bruins in their final game before the outdoor Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
Also on Wednesday, it was:
• Flyers 6, Rangers 0
• Avalanche 4, Senators 3
• Canadiens 2, Lightning 1, OT
• Oilers 3, Maple Leafs 1
• Flames 2, Kings 1