Brian Gionta and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J.

The first two shooters, Clarke MacArthur for Buffalo and Zach Parise missed. Ales Kotalik beat Martin Brodeur with a backhander before Gionta countered.

That set the stage for the third round where Brodeur made a stick save on Thomas Vanek before Elias won the game by ripping a shot past Ryan Miller.

HURRICANES 1, BRUINS 0: At Boston, Cam Ward stopped 19 shots for his third shutout of the season and Eric Staal scored to lead the Hurricanes.

FLYERS 4, THRASHERS 1: At Atlanta, Jeff Carter scored two goals within a span of 13 seconds in the second period and the Flyers beat the Thrashers for the eighth straight game.

RED WINGS 1, AVALANCHE 0: At Detroit, Dominik Hasek made 19 saves for his second consecutive shutout, and 79th of his career, and Pavel Datsyuk scored the game's only goal to lift the Red Wings over the Avalanche.

PENGUINS 3, PANTHERS 1: At Sunrise, Florida, Ty Conklin made 27 saves to remain unbeaten in eight starts this season, and the Penguins extended their longest winning streak in nine years to seven games.

CANADIENS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3 (OT): At Montreal, Guillaume Latendresse scored 3:18 into overtime to give the Canadiens a victory over the Blackhawks.

LIGHTNING 5, RANGERS 3: At New York, Chris Gratton broke out of a season-long scoring slump with two goals and an assist, and Tampa Bay snapped a seven-game losing streak.

BLUES 6, BLUE JACKETS 1: At St. Louis, Andy McDonald scored two goals and had an assist to lead the St. Louis Blues.

COYOTES 3, FLAMES 1: At Calgary, Alberta, Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves and the Coyotes extended their winning streak to five games with a victory over the Flames.

CANUCKS 3, ISLANDERS 2 (SO): At Vancouver, British Columbia, Alex Edler, a game-time decision due to back spasms, beat the Islanders' Rick DiPietro between the legs for the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout for the Vancouver Canucks.

PREDATORS 7, KINGS 0: At Los Angeles, Darcy Hordichuk snapped a 64-game goal-scoring drought as Nashville breezed a rout over Los Angeles.