The Carolina Hurricanes ended New Jersey’s five-game winning streak on Tuesday as Jiri Tlusty scored two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves in a 4-2 win over the Devils.
Jussi Jokinen and Patrick Dwyer also scored for Carolina, while Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Carter scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Devils.
Anaheim’s Viktor Fasth made two stops in the shootout to remain unbeaten in six starts as the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Fasth become the first goalie to win his first six NHL starts since Dan Ellis with Dallas and Nashville from Feb. 18, 2004, to Nov. 29, 2007.
Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the tiebreaker for Anaheim.
In Boston, Ryan Callahan scored as the final participant in the shootout as the New York Rangers recovered after blowing a three-goal, third-period lead to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3.
Goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots, plus three of the four attempts in the shootout.
Carl Hagelin scored for the second straight game, while Derek Stepan and Anton Stralman each added an unassisted goal for the Rangers.
Colin Wilson scored at 2 minutes, 8 seconds of overtime at Nashville as the Predators had a 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks to end a two-game losing streak.
Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for his second shutout this season. Wilson’s goal ended a scoreless drought of just over 176 minutes over three games.
Washington winger Troy Brouwer scored 32 seconds into overtime as the Capitals rallied from a late two-goal deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 6-5, while Carey Price stopped all three shots in the shootout and David Desharnais had the lone goal in the tiebreaker as the Montreal Canadiens rebounded to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3.
In Tuesday’s other games, Craig Anderson made 42 saves, while Erik Karlsson and Erik Condra scored less than two minutes apart to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Buffalo Sabres 2-0, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2, the Dallas Stars downed the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1.