Dany Heatley's power-play tally keyed a three-goal second period, and Ray Emery made 22 saves as the Ottawa Senators regained sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-0 win over the Devils last night in East Rutherford, N.J.
Ottawa also got goals from Patrick Eaves, Antoine Vermette, and Zdeno Chara.
The surging Senators have 10 wins in 12 games, and their 98 points give them a 5-point lead over Buffalo in the Northeast Division and 2 points ahead of Southeast Division-leading Carolina.
Emery continued his solid play as Ottawa's top netminder while Dominik Hasek recovers from a groin injury sustained last month in the Olympics. The rookie is 9-1-1 since the Olympic break.
Lightning 5, Islanders 2 -- Ruslan Fedotenko scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and host Tampa Bay downed New York.
Maple Leafs 1, Penguins 0 -- Chad Kilger scored on a penalty shot with 6:51 remaining and Mikael Tellqvist made 21 saves as Toronto blanked host Pittsburgh in a game that was delayed twice by power failures.
Sharks 6, Avalanche 5 -- Alyn McCauley's wrist shot snapped a tie with 4:13 left and lifted San Jose over visiting Colorado.
Red Wings 7, Canucks 3 -- Jason Williams scored twice and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and two assists to help Detroit remain atop the standings with 99 points in the rout of host Vancouver.
Mighty Ducks 4, Blue Jackets 3 -- Joffrey Lupul's goal snapped a third-period tie, as Anaheim rallied from a two-goal deficit in Columbus.
Flames 3, Wild 2 -- Daymond Langkow and Jarome Iginla each had a goal and an assist, and Calgary beat Minnesota for its first road win in more than a month.
Coyotes 3, Blackhawks 2 -- Curtis Joseph made 34 saves and Steven Reinprecht set up two goals in Phoenix's victory in Chicago.