Patrik Elias scored a power-play goal with 7.3 seconds remaining in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night in East Rutherford, N.J.
Scott Gomez won a faceoff from Radek Bonk in the Montreal zone late in the extra session. Gomez nudged the puck to Elias, who sent it back to defenseman Brian Rafalski. Elias scrambled out to the point to take Rafalski's pass and beat David Aebischer with a shot under the crossbar.
Zach Parise scored with 5:48 left in regulation for the Devils, 10-1-1 at home.
Bonk scored for the Canadiens, who lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
On the tying goal, Gomez carried the puck through three zones before firing a shot at the Montreal net. While Devils forward Brian Gionta was tangled up with Canadiens defenseman Sheldon Souray, Parise pounced on the puck in the slot and scored his 10th goal.
Capitals 6, Senators 2 -- Capitals captain Chris Clark scored twice off assists from Alex Ovechkin to help host Washington earn its fourth consecutive victory.
Washington, which ended Ottawa's four-game winning streak, has won three in a row at home for the first time since March 2, 2003.
The Capitals went ahead, 2-0, in the first period on goals 36 seconds apart by Matt Bradley and Clark, who added his second of the game and ninth of the season 13:54 into the second period. Alexander Semin, Matt Pettinger, and Brooks Laich padded Washington's lead.
Oilers 3, Hurricanes 1 -- Jason Smith's first goal of the season snapped a second-period tie that lifted host Edmonton to victory.
Brad Winchester and Fernando Pisani also scored for the Oilers. Craig Adams had the lone reply for the Hurricanes.
Stars 3, Coyotes 0 -- Marty Turco made 25 saves for his 27th NHL shutout, and Sergei Zubov scored an early power-play goal to carry host Dallas to its third straight win.
Mike Ribeiro and Philippe Boucher added goals for the Stars.
Ducks 4, Predators 0 -- Teemu Selanne had two goals and an assist, Chris Kunitz had a goal and three assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere recorded his 25th NHL shutout as Anaheim stifled visiting Nashville.
Ryan Getzlaf also scored and Andy McDonald had two assists for the Ducks, who have a league-leading 48 points. Giguere made 21 saves en route to his fourth shutout of the season.