Devils rally to beat Canadiens in OT
MONTREAL – Defenseman John Moore scored in overtime, and the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 3-2 victory over the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Patrik Elias and Kyle Palmieri scored in regulation for New Jersey (12-9-2). In his first career game at the Bell Centre, Corey Schneider stopped 29 shots.
Alex Galchenyuk scored twice for Montreal (18-4-3). Mike Condon made 28 saves while subbing for injured starter Carey Price.
New Jersey bounced back nicely from Friday's 3-2 loss to Montreal, when the Canadiens rallied from two goals down to beat the Devils in a shootout in the first game of their home-and-home series. Condon and Schneider started both games.
After Palmieri tied it with 22 seconds remaining in the third period, Moore beat Condon on a breakaway at 2:29 of overtime. Galchenyuk has scored in four straight games.
•KANE SETS RECORD: Chicago forward Patrick Kane scored a point in his 19th consecutive game Saturday night to set a new NHL record for the longest points streak by a U.S.-born player. Kane scored a power-play goal midway through the first period of the Blackhawks' road trip finale against Los Angeles, beating Jonathan Quick with a high wrist shot and celebrating with a yell and a fist pump.
•HIGH-FLYING PHILLY: Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist and Steve Mason made 24 saves as the Flyers beat the Rangers 3-0. The shutout was Philadelphia's league-leading fourth this season. the Flyers got their first win at Madison Square Garden since Feb. 20, 2011.
•SHOOTOUT IN PITTSBURGH: Matt Hendricks and Jordan Eberle scored in a shootout to give Edmonton a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh. Oilers goaltender Anders Nilsson stopped David Perron and Sidney Crosby. The Oilers ended a five-game road losing streak and three-game skid overall.
•MAPLE LEAFS LOSE AGAIN: Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist to lead Washington to a 4-2 win over host Toronto for the Capitals' fifth straight win. Braden Holtby made 32 saves and the Capitals improved to 7-2-0 on the road and 17-5-1 overall. It was the third straight loss for last-place Toronto.
•POWER PLAY PREVAILS: John Tavares scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 win over host Tampa Bay. The Islanders scored twice on the power play after entering with just two on the road this season. Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for New York.
•BLUE ON BLUE: Scottie Upshall scored in the third period to lead the Blues to a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jackets in St. Louis. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 14th goal for St. Louis (15-6-3), which was 3-3-2 over the past eight games. Alexander Steen added an empty-netter, and Jake Allen made 23 saves. Ryan Johansen scored and Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves for the Blue Jackets (10-15-0), who had won three of four and six of their last eight.
•SUSPENDED: The NHL suspended Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky for one game for cross-checking Penguins center Sidney Crosby Friday night. He sat out the Blue Jackets' game in St. Louis on Saturday. Dubinsky dropped Crosby by driving the shaft of his stick into the back of Crosby's neck with 80 seconds left in the second period of the Blue Jackets' 2-1 overtime victory over the Penguins at Nationwide Arena on Friday night.
•GOALIE DEBUT: Sam Reinhart scored twice to lead Buffalo to a 4-1 victory over Nashville. Mike Fisher had the lone goal for the host Predators, who have dropped five of their past six. Juuse Saros, who made his NHL debut, had 20 saves for Nashville.