Jaromir Jagr passed Mark Messier to move into seventh place in career NHL goals and Martin Brodeur made 29 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old Jagr got his 695th goal in his 1,438th career game. On Saturday, he passed former Pittsburgh Penguins’ teammate Mario Lemieux for seventh place in points with 1,724.
Goals less than three minutes apart early in the second period from Eric Gelinas and Adam Henrique were the difference as the Devils extended their points streak to five games and picked up a win against a team ahead of them in the Eastern Conference. Dainius Zubrus added an empty-net goal on an assist from Jagr.
Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal in the first period.
AVALANCHE 3, BLACKHAWKS 2, OT
In Chicago, Tyson Barrie scored his second goal of the game on a power play at 4 minutes, 9 seconds of overtime to lift Colorado past Chicago.
With Jonathan Toews off for hooking, Barrie beat Corey Crawford with a one-timer from the left circle after taking a cross-ice pass from Matt Duchene to give Colorado its second straight win. The Avalanche improved to 6-1-1 in their past eight games, despite being outshot 48-26.
Barrie and Ryan O’Reilly scored 1:02 apart late in the first period.
Chicago’s Andrew Shaw scored on a rebound at 7:27 of the third to tie it. Shaw also assisted on Johnny Oduya’s goal in the second.
Semyon Varlamov made 46 saves for Colorado.
SHARKS 2, CAPITALS 1
In Washington, Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting San Jose over Washington.
Antti Niemi stopped Eric Fehr, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in the shootout after making 35 saves in regulation and overtime. Marleau tallied after Joe Pavelski missed on San Jose’s first shot.
Ovechkin scored his league-leading 33rd goal at 12:44 of the second period after Tyler Kennedy had tallied for San Jose at 13:30 of the first.
The Sharks took the opener of a three-game road trip, improving to 17-1 against the Capitals in the teams’ last 18 meetings.
Rookie goaltender Philipp Grubauer, making his 12th start in 17 games, made 28 saves for Washington.
It was the Capitals’ second straight 2-1 shootout loss and they have lost six of their past eight.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, BRUINS 3
In Boston, Tyler Bozak scored twice and Phil Kessel had three assists as Toronto held off Boston.
Jonathan Bernier made 38 saves for the Maple Leafs, including 15 in the third period as the Bruins tried to rally after allowing three straight goals.
James van Riemsdyk’s goal a minute into the third put Toronto up 4-2, and the Maple Leafs held on despite getting outshot 41-26.
Jake Gardiner also scored for Toronto.
Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each had a goal and an assist for Boston. Gregory Campbell pulled the Bruins to 4-3 with 10:25 left in the third period, but Bernier stopped a late flurry of shots after Boston pulled goalie Tuukka Rask for the extra skater.
LIGHTNING 2, RANGERS 1
In New York, Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored nine seconds apart early in the second period, while Ben Bishop made 33 saves in his return from injury as Tampa Bay ended New York’s three-game winning streak.
Hedman got the Lightning even with a power-play goal and Kucherov gave them the lead for good on a breakaway. Tampa Bay went 5-3 in a stretch in which they played seven of eight on the road.