The New Jersey Devils have yet to lose in 2006.
Zach Parise scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Devils a 3-2 victory yesterday over the New York Islanders in East Rutherford, N.J., extending their winning streak to nine. New Jersey last lost on New Year's Eve.
''It's so much fun in the locker room," Parise said. ''Guys enjoy coming to the rink and we're showing it on the ice. Everything is coming together for us."
Miroslav Satan, the first Islander up, beat Martin Brodeur over the right shoulder for New York's only goal in the shootout.
Patrik Elias, New Jersey's second shooter, swung wide right before cutting to the crease to beat Rick DiPietro to create the 1-1 deadlock heading into the sudden-death portion.
The fifth shooters were pivotal as the Islanders' Trent Hunter hit the post before Parise got the winner.
Senators 7, Maple Leafs 0 -- Dominik Hasek earned his 67th career shutout, and host Ottawa's Pizza Line combined for nine points in its win over Toronto.
Hasek made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and moved ahead of Patrick Roy into 12th place on the NHL career list.
Ottawa's top line of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley, and Jason Spezza each had three points.
Red Wings 4, Avalanche 3 -- Robert Lang broke a tie late in the second period and Detroit killed two five-on-three power plays to win in Denver.
Detroit snapped the Avalanche's five-game home winning streak, Colorado's longest since closing out the 2002-03 season with six straight home wins.
Flames 4, Sabres 1 -- Robyn Regehr's disputed second-period goal helped Calgary beat visiting Buffalo.
Calgary was on a two-man power play when Daymond Langkow's shot hit Regehr's skate in front of Buffalo's net and caromed in. Sabres goalie Martin Biron immediately argued that Regehr kicked the puck in, making an animated kicking motion with his leg for emphasis while making his case to the officials. But the goal stood after a review.
Flyers 2, Penguins 1 -- Playing in his first game in more than a month, Robert Esche made 32 saves and helped visiting Philadelphia snap a four-game losing streak.
Esche, who improved to 12-4-2, had not played since Dec. 15 because of a groin strain. Antero Niittymaki made 17 consecutive starts in his place.
Sharks 4, Kings 3 -- Patrick Marleau's power-play goal with 8.9 seconds left in overtime lifted San Jose in Los Angeles.
With Kings forward Dustin Brown in the penalty box, Marleau took a feed from Joe Thornton in the slot and fired the puck over the right shoulder of goalie Mathieu Garon to give San Jose its third victory in four games against Los Angeles this season. Thornton forced overtime by scoring with only 29 seconds left in regulation.
Capitals 5, Hurricanes 2 -- Olie Kolzig made 31 saves, Matt Pettinger and Brooks Laich both had a goal and an assist, and last-place but suddenly surging Washington stretched its winning streak to four with a victory that snapped visiting Carolina's nine-game victory run.
Predators 7, Blue Jackets 2 -- Scott Hartnell had two goals and an assist, and teammate Paul Kariya also scored twice to lead host Nashville over Columbus.
Lightning 2, Thrashers 0 -- Vincent Lecavalier and Fredrik Modin scored for Tampa Bay, and John Grahame shut out host Atlanta for the second time this season.