Zach Parise scored 37 seconds into overtime to cap a furious late rally and lift the New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in Newark, creating a three-way tie atop the Atlantic Division.
New Jersey trailed, 3-1, in the third period and appeared headed for its fourth loss in a five-game homestand, but Jamie Langenbrunner and David Clarkson scored less than two minutes apart to tie it.
Parise won it with his 20th goal, tipping a drive by Patrik Elias past Ty Conklin on the only shot of overtime. New Jersey, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia all have 63 points in the five-team Atlantic.
Martin Brodeur earned his 28th win of the season and was credited with an assist on the winning goal. That made up for his tripping penalty in the third period that led to Jordan Staal's power-play goal.
Coyotes 4, Avalanche 3 - Radim Vrbata scored late in the third period, then added the winner with 1:37 left in overtime to give visiting Phoenix a come-from-behind win.
Vrbata's goal in the extra five minutes came during a scramble in front of the Avalanche goal. Shane Doan, who was on his knees, was initially credited with poking the puck between Peter Budaj's pads.
The Coyotes forced the extra period when Vrbata scored into an open net with 3:11 left in the third period. Vrbata took a pass from Steven Reinprecht on a faceoff and slapped it past Budaj, who never saw the pass and was still hugging the post on the right side.
Oilers 5, Flames 0 - Mathieu Garon made 24 saves and host Edmonton ended a two-game losing streak.
Fernando Pisani, Dustin Penner, Ales Hemsky, Steve Staios, and Sam Gagner scored for Edmonton.
The Oilers moved them within six points of the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference with Garon's fourth shutout of the season.