Jaromir Jagr scored 1:24 into overtime and the New York Rangers beat host Philadelphia, 4-3, last night to move one point ahead of the Flyers for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Petr Sykora scored with 41.1 seconds left in regulation to force the extra period and Marcel Hossa and Michael Nylander also scored for New York, which trailed the Flyers by nine points less than a month ago.
Mike Knuble had two goals and Jeff Carter also scored for the Flyers.
Jagr one-timed a shot from inside the left circle past goaltender Robert Esche to give the Rangers their third straight victory and seventh in nine games.
Maple Leafs 4, Devils 2 -- Ed Belfour made 36 saves, Alex Ponikarovsky scored twice, and Toronto beat visiting New Jersey for just its second victory in 12 games.
Tomas Kaberle and Chad Kilger also scored for the Maple Leafs, who were mired in their worst stretch since winning three times in a 24-game span from Jan. 11 to March 8, 1996.
Sabres 2, Senators 1 -- Thomas Vanek scored the winning goal in the shootout to give host Buffalo the victory over Ottawa in a matchup of the two top teams in the Northeast Division.
Lightning 5, Capitals 0 -- John Grahame made 29 saves for the third shutout in his past four games and Brad Richards had two goals to help host Tampa Bay blank Washington.
Red Wings 3, Avalanche 0 -- Dan Cleary's goal broke a scoreless tie in the third period and goalie Manny Legace celebrated his 33d birthday with a shutout -- his fourth of the season -- in leading Detroit over the Avalanche in Denver.
Thrashers 6, Panthers 4 -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored his NHL-leading 36th goal in Atlanta as the Thrashers beat Florida to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Blues 4, Stars 3 -- Barret Jackman's third goal of the season 2:16 into overtime lifted host St. Louis over Dallas.
Islanders 5, Penguins 4 -- Miroslav Satan notched his seventh career hat trick and added a shootout goal to help visiting New York top Pittsburgh.
Predators 6, Blackhawks 0 -- Scott Hartnell picked up his first NHL hat trick and added an assist to lead host Nashville over Chicago.
Wild 6, Coyotes 4 -- Martin Gaborik and Wes Walz each scored twice in Minnesota's four-goal second period to spark the Wild over Phoenix at Glendale, Ariz.