Martin Brodeur made 33 saves, and Jaime Langenbrunner scored in his fourth straight game to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Maple Leafs last night in Toronto.
Patrick Elias also scored for the Devils, who have won six of seven.
Toronto's Darcy Tucker spoiled Brodeur's shutout bid with 3:37 left in the third with a long slap shot. Brodeur is one shutout away from tying Glenn Hall for third place on the NHL career list.
The Maple Leafs recalled goalie Mikael Tellqvist from their AHL affiliate after backup Jean Sebastien-Aubin became ill. Top goalie Andrew Raycroft is sidelined with a strained groin. Tellqvist faced just 19 shots.
Avalanche 2, Wild 1 -- Peter Budaj made 28 saves in regulation and overtime and Joe Sakic's shootout goal lifted visiting Colorado.
Sakic also scored Colorado's only goal in regulation, and his nifty top-shelf backhander beat Niklas Backstrom to give the Avalanche a 2-1 edge in the shootout.
Budaj stuffed Brian Rolston on Minnesota's last chance, handing the Wild their first shootout loss of the season.
Oilers 4, Red Wings 3 -- Raffi Torres scored the winner in the shootout to help host Edmonton beat Detroit.
Edmonton held a 3-2 lead before Detroit tied the game with 3.9 seconds left in regulation. With an extra attacker on the ice, Dan Cleary's shot was tipped by Jiri Hudler past Oilers goaltender Dwayne Roloson, who had lost his stick on the play.
Hurricanes 5, Stars 4 -- Eric Staal scored three goals and Justin Williams snapped a tie with 6:32 remaining to lift host Carolina.
Williams added two assists, and Rod Brind'Amour set up a goal to extend his point streak to eight games.
Senators 4, Sabres 1 -- Peter Schaefer and Dany Heatley each had a goal and an assist, and Ray Emery made 23 saves as host Ottawa defeated Buffalo.
Sharks 6, Flyers 1 -- Patrick Rissmiller and Milan Michalek scored in the opening five minutes and host San Jose kept up the pressure from there, beating Philadelphia for its sixth win in seven games.
Canadiens 3, Thrashers 1 -- Cristobal Huet made 37 saves and Michael Ryder and Alexander Perezhogin each ended lengthy goal-scoring droughts, leading host Montreal over Atlanta.
Penguins 3, Rangers 1 -- Mark Recchi scored twice and Pittsburgh shut down Jaromir Jagr and New York in Pittsburgh. Recchi's goals, which doubled his season total, were scored in the third.
Islanders 4, Panthers 1 -- Mike Dunham made 43 saves, and Arron Asham broke a second-period tie, lifting visiting New York.
Predators 4, Blue Jackets 2 -- Jason Arnott scored two power-play goals within 48 seconds in the second period, lifting host Nashville over Columbus.
Kings 5, Coyotes 3 -- Alexander Frolov recorded his third straight two-goal game and Craig Conroy netted the go-ahead score with 11 minutes left, leading host Los Angeles over Phoenix.