Brodziak, Wild win in 6th round of shootout
Kyle Brodziak scored in regulation and added the winner in the sixth round of the shootout as the Minnesota Wild beat the Oilers, 3-2, last night in Edmonton, Alberta, to move into first place in the NHL standings.
Devin Setoguchi also scored in regulation for the Wild (15-7-3), who jumped past Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh with their seventh win in nine games.
Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves for the win.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle had goals for the Oilers, who have lost three straight.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 27 shots for Edmonton.
Ducks 4, Canadiens 1 - Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and two assists, Jonas Hiller made 19 saves, and host Anaheim snapped a seven-game losing skid with a victory over Montreal.
Rookie Devante Smith-Pelly scored a power-play goal and Getzlaf snapped a personal 14-game goal drought for the Ducks, who killed seven penalties in just their third victory in 19 games since mid-October.
Niklas Hagman added an empty-net goal for Anaheim, which hadn’t won since Nov. 11.
Andrei Kostitsyn scored a first-period goal and Peter Budaj stopped 23 shots for the Canadiens, who opened a three-game California road trip with their third straight loss.
Red Wings 4, Lightning 2 - Tomas Holmstrom’s power-play goal broke a tie early in the third period, and Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson each had a goal and an assist for host Detroit.
Darren Helm also scored for Detroit, which won its sixth straight. Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, including stopping Matt Gilroy on a shorthanded breakaway with 4:11 left.
Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay, and Dwayne Roloson stopped 31 shots.
Holmstrom’s goal 4:22 into the third period gave Detroit a 3-2 lead. He deflected Nicklas Lidstrom’s tip pass out of the air, about shin high, past Roloson for his fourth goal. Helm added his third with 6:46 left.
Avalanche 6, Devils 1 - Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 18 saves, and Colorado beat New Jersey in Denver.
Milan Hejduk had a goal and an assist, and T.J. Galiardi, Jay McClement, Stefan Elliott, and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche. Kyle Quincey had two assists.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored New Jersey’s only goal, and Martin Brodeur made 19 saves in the loss.
The Avalanche scored three times on their first five shots.