Matt Bradley and Viktor Kozlov scored 64 seconds apart early in the third period to lead the Washington Capitals over the Flyers, 4-3, last night in Philadelphia.
NHL scoring leader Alex Ovechkin got his league-best 46th goal and Brooks Laich also scored for the Capitals, who moved into first place in the mediocre Southeast Division.
Mike Knuble, Sami Kapanen, and Randy Jones scored for Philadelphia.
Bradley deflected a slap shot by Mike Green past Martin Biron to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead 2:01 into the third period. Bradley hadn't scored in 17 games, dating to Dec. 26. Kozlov beat Biron with a shot from the left circle to give Washington a two-goal cushion.
Biron struggled for the first time since losing to New Jersey on Jan. 4. He had been 5-0 in his last seven appearances.
Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig stopped 31 shots to beat the Flyers for the sixth time in eight decisions.
Sabres 3, Devils 2 - Drew Stafford and Henrik Tallinder scored consecutive goals in the shootout to give host Buffalo the win.
Stafford beat New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur with a wrist shot in the first round of the shootout, and Tallinder followed with a nifty deke.
Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller denied Brian Gionta's wrist shot in the second round to give the Sabres their second straight win.
Avalanche 3, Sharks 1 - Ben Guite and T.J. Hensick scored on deflections by Brett Clark, and Jose Theodore returned from injury to make 30 saves in Colorado's stellar defensive effort in a victory over host San Jose.
Oilers 4, Blackhawks 1 - Joni Pitkanen had a goal and an assist, and host Edmonton defeated Chicago for its second straight win.
Jarret Stoll, Dustin Penner, and Ethan Moreau also scored for the Oilers, who moved within 5 points of eighth place in the Western Conference.