Reuniting former linemates Patrik Elias and Scott Gomez in overtime gave the New Jersey Devils something memorable -- a victory.
Elias set up the tying goal late in the third period and scored on a deflection of Gomez's shot 41 seconds into overtime to give the Devils a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night in East Rutherford, N.J.
Turner Stevenson and Sergei Brylin also scored and Martin Brodeur made 23 saves to help the Devils win for only the second time in seven games (2-2-2-1).
Devils coach Pat Burns gambled in overtime, using three forwards to start.
On the winner, Gomez skated through center ice and shot from the right circle. Elias got his stick on it, and it went past the goaltender. Elias set up the tying goal by stopping a clearing pass at the blue line and wristing a shot toward the net that Brylin deflected past Tommy Salo, who had 23 saves.
Maple Leafs 5, Penguins 0 -- Joe Nieuwendyk scored a goal and set up another, and visiting Toronto avoided a letdown against the NHL's worst team. Tie Domi and Alexei Ponikarovsky also had multiple-point games to support Trevor Kidd's first shutout in more than two years, helping the Maple Leafs halt a four-game winless streak.
Flames 5, Rangers 0 -- Jamie McLennan made 36 saves for his second shutout in four starts to lead visiting Calgary to its fifth straight road victory. Andrew Ference scored two goals and set up another, and Jarome Iginla had a goal and two assists for Calgary. Red Wings 6, Predators 0 -- Curtis Joseph made 26 saves for his 43d career shutout and Jason Woolley and Kris Draper each scored twice in host Detroit's victory over Nashville.Detroit beat Nashville for the first time this season after losing three games.Sharks 2, Canucks 1 -- Patrick Marleau scored with 38.6 seconds left, lifting visiting San Jose past Vancouver. Marleau, playing for the first time since being named temporary Sharks captain, pounced on a turnover just inside the Vancouver blue line and beat Dan Cloutier between the legs with a 25-foot wrist shot.
Wild 1, Blues 1 -- Dwayne Roloson gave up a goal to Mark Rycroft in the opening minute, then shut out host St. Louis the rest of the way to help Minnesota earn a tie. Andrei Zyuzin tied it midway through the second period. Roloson and Chris Osgood of St. Louis made 23 saves apiece. Mighty Ducks 2, Stars 2 -- Sergei Fedorov scored on a power play midway through the third period against the NHL's top penalty-killing unit and Petr Sykora had two assists as host Anaheim tied Dallas.