Sami Kapanen scored in overtime for the second straight game after NHL goal leader Simon Gagne tied it midway through the third period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, last night in Raleigh, N.C.
About 90 seconds into the extra period, Kapanen had a shot blocked by Niclas Wallin, then eluded his defender to corral the rebound and put it past goalie Cam Ward to give the Flyers their sixth straight victory on the road. He needed only 13 seconds a night earlier in Atlanta to beat the Thrashers.
Matt Cullen had two goals off assists from Ray Whitney, and Ward made 36 saves in his first start in nearly a month for the Hurricanes, who lost their third in a row, although two were in OT.
Frantisek Kaberle also had a pair of assists for Carolina.
Cullen gave Carolina the lead early in the final period on a nifty pass from Whitney, who controlled an errant shot by Mike Commodore and centered the puck with his back to the net. Cullen was there to poke it past Antero Niittymaki for his third two-goal game of the season.
Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 3 -- Alexei Ponikarovsky scored in regulation and again in the shootout to help host Toronto beat Buffalo for its fourth straight win.
Mats Sundin also beat Martin Biron in the shootout, and Ponikarovsky gave Toronto the victory after Buffalo's Ales Kotalik and Thomas Vanek failed on their attempts against Ed Belfour.
Coyotes 6, Kings 5 -- Keith Ballard scored a shorthanded goal with 1:08 left in overtime to give Phoenix a decision over Los Angeles in Glendale, Ariz., its second straight victory since coach Wayne Gretzky returned to the team.
Derek Armstrong had his first career hat trick, and Sean Avery and Michael Cammalleri also scored for Los Angeles. The Kings lost for the second time in their last eight games.
Stars 3, Blues 0 -- Marty Turco made 16 saves for his third shutout of the season and 24th of his career and host Dallas's slumping power play scored three goals against St. Louis.
Bill Guerin, Sergei Zubov, and Jere Lehtinen had man-advantage goals for the Stars, who had converted only four of their previous 42 power-play chances.
Penguins 6, Devils 2 -- Sidney Crosby had his second two-goal outing in three games and Pittsburgh's other active No. 1 draft pick, Marc-Andre Fleury, turned aside 44 shots as the Penguins ended a six-game losing streak.