Arron Asham's tiebreaking goal with 9:22 left gave the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a wild game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.
Asham scored on a tap-in from just to the left of the net off a pass from Zach Parise, who had three assists. Travis Zajac had two goals, and Jay Pandolfo, John Madden and David Clarkson each had two points for New Jersey, which scored 11 goals in two games after netting only seven in its first four.
Sergei Gonchar had a goal and two assists, and Evgeni Malkin and Gary Roberts added a goal and assist each for the Penguins.The teams combined to go 5-for-12 on the power play. The Penguins nearly scored another goal but it was disallowed due to a disputed too many men on the ice penalty.
STARS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2, SO: At Columbus, Ohio, Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and had the only shootout goal to give Dallas the victory over Columbus before the smallest crowd to watch an NHL game at Nationwide Arena.
BLUES 3, BLACKHAWKS 1: At Chicago, Keith Tkachuk had a goal and an assist, and Manny Legace stopped 28 shots to lift St. Louis to its fourth straight win.
DUCKS 3, PREDATORS 1: At Anaheim, Calif., Petteri Wirtanen, the last player cut by Anaheim after training camp, scored the go-ahead goal 4:47 into the third period of his NHL debut.