Third-string rookie goalie Josh Harding made 35 saves, and former Harvard star Dominic Moore scored twice to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-1 win over the Sabres last night in Buffalo.
Pavol Demitra, Keith Carney, and Todd White also scored for the Wild, who have gone 12-3-2 in their past 17 road games.
Michael Ryan scored for the Sabres, who lost for the second consecutive time at home. Buffalo, the league's top-scoring team, has scored just six goals over the past three games.
Hurricanes 3, Capitals 0 -- Cam Ward recorded his second career regular-season shutout -- both against Washington -- and Justin Williams, Niclas Wallin, and Andrew Ladd scored to lead visiting Carolina, which had lost three of its previous four, but moved into eighth in the Eastern Conference.
Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Semin, Washington's top scorers, were limited to a combined eight shots as the Capitals lost their sixth consecutive game and 11th of 12.
Ducks 5, Oilers 1 -- Ryan Getzlaf had two goals and an assist as host Anaheim won its fourth straight.
Andy McDonald scored his 20th goal and Ilya Bryzgalov made 28 saves for the Pacific Division leaders, helping send Edmonton to its sixth straight loss. The Oilers have not won since trading captain Ryan Smyth to the Islanders March 1.
Canucks 2, Sharks 1 -- Henrik Sedin scored on a breakaway with 1:30 left in overtime for visiting Vancouver.
Taylor Pyatt's goal early in the third period ended more than eight periods of scoreless hockey by Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov, who made 35 saves. Nabokov scoreless streak was 166 minutes 7 seconds -- more than 19 minutes better than his franchise record.
Red Wings 3, Kings 2 -- Mikael Samuelsson's goal 3:26 into overtime completed a comeback for host Detroit.
Dominik Hasek, who returned after missing three games with tightness in his thigh, made 24 saves. Sean Burke stopped 51 shots as the Red Wings outshot the Kings, 26-4, in the third period.
Stars 3, Blue Jackets 0 -- Sergei Zubov, Niklas Hagman, and Mike Ribeiro scored and Marty Turco posted his 29th career shutout to lead visiting Dallas.