VANCOUVER, British Columbia Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored twice, including the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and had two assists, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
Brian Rolston and Mikko Koivu also scored, and Niklas Backstrom made 38 saves as Minnesota moved into first place in the tight Northwest Division, one point ahead of Calgary and Colorado and two up on slumping Vancouver.
Alexandre Burrows and Taylor Pyatt scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots for the Canucks, who have just one win and three points in their last seven games.
CAPITALS 6, PENGUINS 5 (SO): At Pittsburgh, Alexander Ovechkin finished off an exceptional game by teaming with Alexander Semin to beat Pittsburgh goalie Ty Conklin with backhanders in the shootout. Ovechkin and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist apiece in a matchup of Russian stars. But Malkin never got the puck in the shootout. Coach Michel Therrien went with three other shooters, with only Jarkko Ruutu beating goalie Olaf Kolzig.
PREDATORS 6, BLUES 2: At Nashville, Tenn., Alexander Radulov and Marun Gelinas each had two goals and an assist, and Nashville beat slumping St. Louis. Nashville improved to 7-2-2 in its last 11 games. Chris Mason finished with 31 saves.
HURRICANES 3, ISLANDERS 2 (OT): At Uniondale, N.Y., defensemen Mike Commodore and Niclas Wallin scored in the third period, and Cory Stillman had the power-play winner in overtime for Carolina.COYOTES 6, SABRES 2: At Glendale, Ariz., Shane Doan skated through defenders to score one of three Phoenix goals in a span of just over 5 1/2 minutes of the second period and the Coyotes handed Buffalo its franchise-record eighth consecutive road loss.