Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Hendricks scored the winner in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers took a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. Jeff Petry and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers, who have won four of their last five games. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 42 shots in the win. Steve Ott and Drew Stafford scored for the Sabres, who have lost seven straight games at home. Jhonas Enroth turned away 25 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1 (OT)
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Neal's marker at 1:55 of overtime sent Pittsburgh past Ottawa, 2-1, at CONSOL Energy Center. Evgeni Malkin started the play by picking up a loose puck along the left-wing boards, then dishing to Robert Bortuzzo cruising up the middle. His shot was kicked back out into the slot, where Neal gathered, outwaited a sliding Marc Methot and scored the winner from the right side. Brian Gibbons netted a power-play tally for the Penguins, who have won three of their last four. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots for the hosts. Stephane Da Costa scored for the Senators, who had cruised to a 5-0 win on home ice against the Metropolitan Division leaders back on Dec. 23. Craig Anderson was stellar in defeat, making a season-best 46 saves.
Final Score: Detroit 2, Vancouver 0
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Abdelkader tallied two goals as the Detroit Red Wings spoiled coach John Tortorella's return to the Vancouver bench after a six-game suspension with a 2-0 victory over the Canucks. After allowing six goals in an overtime loss to Washington the day before, Jimmy Howard combined with Jonas Gustavsson for a shutout. Gustavsson started and turned aside eight shots before exiting after the first period due to dizziness. Howard made 16 saves the rest of the way, and Abdelkader scored early in the second period and on an open net for the Red Wings, who posted to their second win in three games. Eddie Lack made 28 saves, but his effort was not enough for the Canucks, who dropped their fourth straight game.
Final Score: Colorado 2, New Jersey 1 (OT)
Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - P.A. Parenteau tied the game inside of two minutes remaining in the contest, and Ryan O'Reilly won it on a power play inside of the first minute of overtime, as Colorado rallied to top New Jersey, 2-1, at Prudential Center. Jean-Sebastien Giguere backed that effort with 27 saves for the Avalanche, winners of four straight and nine of their last 11 overall. Ryan Carter picked up an early score and Schneider stopped 23 shots for the Devils, who fell to 1-2-2 over their last five outings.
Final Score: Columbus 4, Anaheim 2
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Sergei Bobrovsky came up with 34 saves and Nick Foligno scored twice in the third period to fuel a 4-2 victory for Columbus over Anaheim at Honda Center. R.J. Umberger totaled a goal and one assist with Ryan Johansen providing the other marker for the Blue Jackets, winners of three straight after losing three in a row. Mathieu Perreault and Ryan Getzlaf tallied for the Ducks, who have lost two in a row and three of four. Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots in the setback.
Final Score: Chicago 5, Los Angeles 3
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Kane had two goals and one assist and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-3 on Monday. Bryan Bickell, Marcus Kruger and Nick Leddy also scored for the Blackhawks, who got just their second win in seven games Corey Crawford had 31 saves. Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli scored for the Kings, who have lost four in a row and nine of their last 10 (1-8-1). Jonathan Quick gave up five goals on 30 shots.
Final Score: Philadelphia 5, San Jose 2
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Read, Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux all scored in the first four minutes of the third period to help the Philadelphia Flyers take a 5-2 win over the Sharks, their first in San Jose since 1999. Jakub Voracek provided a late marker, with Mark Streit providing a first-period tally while Steve Mason stopped 20 shots for the Flyers, who went 2-1-0 in a three-game California swing. Coming into the game, the Flyers hadn't won in San Jose since Nov. 5, 1999 and had gone 0-8-3 with a pair of ties in the overall series since a 4-3 victory at home on Dec. 21, 2000. Matt Nieto had both goals for the Sharks, who have dropped four of their past five games. Antti Niemi gave up all four goals on 23 shots before being pulled in the third for Alex Stalock, who gave up a goal on five shots the rest of the way.