Devils run winning streak to 3 by upending Stars in OT
NEWARK, N.J. – John Moore scored a power-play goal 1:47 into overtime, giving the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the NHL-leading Dallas Stars on Saturday.
With Jamie Benn in the penalty box for hooking, Moore intercepted a Stars clearing attempt and fired the puck past Antti Niemi.
Kyle Palmieri and Bobby Farnham scored second-period goals and Cory Schneider made 29 saves for the Devils, who have their first three-game winning streak since October.
Patrick Sharp and Colton Sceviour scored in the third period as Dallas overcame a 2-0 deficit to force overtime. Niemi made 27 saves.
The Devils prevailed despite the absence of Mike Cammalleri, their leading scorer. He was scratched before the game, and the team did not provide a medical update.
•GREAT SCOTT… CAPTAIN! John Scott, a 6-8, 260-pound Coyotes forward known more as a enforcer, was one of four captains chosen by fans for the All-Star Game. Scott, who played in 71 games over two seasons for the Wild from 2008-10, joins Florida's Jaromir Jagr, Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Chicago's Patrick Kane. "At first it was one of those things that I thought was a joke, but now it happened so I've kind of got to go with it, have some fun with it and try to do the best I can," Scott said.
•RETURN DELAYED: Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler, who has missed the Ducks' past three games, will be sidelined for at least three more weeks with a sprained knee.
•LOCKED IN: Florida extended coach Gerard Gallant's contract through the 2018-19 season.
•NO MILESTONE, BUT A W: Jonathan Quick fell short of becoming the career leader in shutouts by a U.S.-born goalie, but his 29 saves helped the Kings beat the Flyers 2-1 in Los Angeles.
•LATE HEROICS: Tomas Tatar's goal with 2:50 left in the third period lifted the Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the host Sabres, ending a three-game losing streak. Detroit was outshot 35-23.
• OT HERO: Mattias Ekholm scored the winner with 1:51 left in overtime and assisted on Paul Gaustad's shorthanded score in the second period as Nashville won 2-1 at Carolina.
•IT'S HOW WE FINISH: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in the third round of the shootout, Jordan Eberle had two goals in regulation and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3, ending a four-game losing streak.
•CROSBY CRUSHES ISLES: Resurgent Sidney Crosby scored two power-play goals, Marc-Andre Fleury returned from a concussion and made 38 saves and the host Penguins beat the Islanders 5-2. Crosby has 10 points in his past seven games. Fleury made his first start since Dec. 14.
•HOT IN FLORIDA: The host Panthers won their franchise-record eighth in a row, 3-0 over the Rangers behind Roberto Luogo's 40 saves.
•HAPPY FANS: The Maple Leafs beat the Blues in Toronto in regulation for the first time since 1998. Peter Holland scored the go-ahead goal on a power play early in the third period.
•BOUNCING BACK: Last-place Columbus, which beat Dallas last week, got two goals each from Jack Johnson and Brandon Saad and beat the Capitals 5-4, giving Eastern Conference-leading Washington its first losing streak this season.