Blue Jackets hook Sharks in overtime
R.J. Umberger scored on a two-on-one pass from Kristian Huselius 2:55 into overtime to give the Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks last night in Columbus, Ohio.
Blue Jackets rookie Steve Mason stopped 47 shots and helped Columbus win for the fifth straight time at home.
San Jose (25-3-3) came in with 52 points, surpassing the 1929-30 Bruins for the best start through 30 games in NHL history.
Devin Setoguchi had the lone goal for the Sharks, and Michael Peca tied it. Both goals were scored in the third period. San Jose's five-game, road-winning streak was snapped.
In overtime, after the Sharks had a flurry of shots against Mason, the Blue Jackets broke out on a two-on-one with lots of room to skate. Huselius carried the puck up the right wing and sent a pass to the left side to Umberger, who jammed a shot past Evgeni Nabokov.
Setoguchi gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead 3:41 into the third period. Patrick Marleau tossed a lead pass across the ice in the offensive end that defenseman Rob Blake controlled. Rather than shoot, he tossed the puck just wide of the net to Setoguchi, who deflected a shot past Mason.
Devils 5, Sabres 3 - David Clarkson had a goal and an assist, and five New Jersey players scored in the victory at Buffalo.
Travis Zajac, Zach Parise, Bryce Salvador, and Brian Rolston added goals for New Jersey, which snapped a two-game losing streak and won for the 10th time in 13 games (10-2-1). Former Boston College goaltender Scott Clemmensen made 23 saves and earned his ninth win in 11 starts.
Drew Stafford, Patrick Kaleta and Paul Gaustad scored for the Sabres.
Flames 3, Wild 2 - Todd Bertuzzi scored 3:58 into overtime and Calgary spoiled Marian Gaborik's return to the Minnesota lineup in a victory at St. Paul.
Gaborik assisted on Minnesota's first goal and scored to tie the game in the third period. Gaborik sustained a lower-body injury in Atlanta Oct. 14 and missed 27 games.
Rangers 3, Kings 2 - Struggling defenseman Michal Rozsival scored on a penalty shot in the second period and then netted the winner 3:41 into overtime, lifting New York over host Los Angeles.
Rozsival doubled his goal output for the season.
Canucks 4, Oilers 2 - Daniel Sedin scored twice and Curtis Sanford made 25 saves for host Vancouver.