Kevyn Adams scored his first three goals of the season for his first career hat trick, Eric Staal added his 13th before leaving with an injury, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat visiting New York, 5-1, last night.
Martin Gerber made 28 saves as the Hurricanes (14-3-1) won for the 11th time in 12 games and extended the best start in franchise history.
Justin Williams had a goal, and Radim Vrbata added a pair of assists. Adams gave the Hurricanes the lead for good early in the second period at the end of a nifty give-and-go with Vrbata.
Adams skated past defenseman Darius Kasparaitis to poke the puck past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to make it 2-1. Then veteran Craig Adams, called up from Lowell of the AHL three games earlier, helped get another with a vicious check against the boards on defenseman Maxim Kondratiev.
Oilers 6, Red Wings 5 -- Jarret Stoll scored the winning goal 33 seconds into overtime and Edmonton pulled out a victory over visiting Detroit.
Trailing, 3-1, heading into the third period, Edmonton scored four times in the final 20 minutes on a pair of goals from Ryan Smyth and single goals from Marc-Andre Bergeron and Ethan Moreau.
Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff tied a team record with four assists to leave the Red Wings winless on a three-game swing through Western Canada.
Senators 4, Panthers 1 -- Daniel Alfredsson scored power-play goals 20 seconds apart midway through the third period and host Ottawa extended Florida's season-high losing streak to 10 games.
Dany Heatley assisted on Alfredsson's 18th goal -- his second of the game -- to extend his point streak to 17 games.
Dominik Hasek made 31 saves and Bryan Smolinski also scored for Ottawa.
Lightning 3, Islanders 2 -- Martin St. Louis scored a tiebreaking, rebound goal with 1:43 left, leading Tampa Bay past visiting New York.
St. Louis scored from in-close after Vincent Lecavalier, who lost his stick, kicked a loose puck toward the goal. The sequence started on Pavel Kubina's shot from the point.
Robert Nilsson put New York ahead, 1-0, at 5:35 of the first. He scored from the right circle off a nifty backhand pass by Yashin.
Kings 5, Canucks 4 -- Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky scored twice on the power play in a 53-second span of the first period and host Los Angeles withstood a late Vancouver rally.
Jeff Cowan and Craig Conroy scored 16 seconds apart in the third period to give Los Angeles a 5-1 cushion and drive Vancouver goaltender Dan Cloutier to the bench with 16:40 remaining.
Sabres 8, Capitals 5 -- Taylor Pyatt recorded his second career hat trick and Brian Campbell had two goals to help host Buffalo beat Washington.
Ales Kotalik, Dmitri Kalinin, and Tim Connolly also scored for the Sabres, who won their third straight at home and second overall.