PITTSBURGH — Mats Zuccarello and Brad Richards both scored in the shootout to lift New York to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.
It was the first shootout loss of the season for the Penguins, who got a late third-period goal by James Neal to send the game to overtime.
Benoit Pouliot had two goals for the Rangers, who also got a score from defenseman Dan Girardi. Olli Maatta and Evgeni Malkin each tallied on the power play for Pittsburgh.
Hurricanes 5, Panthers 1
RALEIGH, N.C. — Riley Nash and Alexander Semin scored 87 seconds apart early in Carolina’s rout of Florida.
Brett Bellemore, Jiri Tlusty and Andrej Sekera also scored, and Jeff Skinner had two assists to help the Hurricanes win their seventh in 10 games.
Eric Staal set the club record for career shots on goal, passing Hall of Famer Ron Francis late in the second period. Staal finished with four shots, giving him 2,542.
Anton Khudobin stopped 34 shots in his 16th straight appearance for Carolina.
Nick Bjugstad scored for Florida, which enters the Olympic break having lost five of six.
Tim Thomas stopped just 10 of the 14 shots he faced. He was pulled with 15:24 left in the second after Tlusty tapped in a rebound to make it 4-1.
Devils 2, Oilers 1
NEWARK, N.J. — Devils defenseman John Merrill scored his first NHL goal 2:34 into overtime, and New Jersey defeated Edmonton.
Cory Schneider made 19 saves and Andrei Loktionov scored in regulation as the Devils snapped a two-game skid.
Taylor Hall had the goal for the Oilers, who lost for only the second time in seven games (5-1-1). Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves for Edmonton, which was playing its final game before the Olympic break.
New Jersey had blown leads late in the third period of its last three games. In the past two, Nashville and Colorado tied the score after pulling their goalies for an extra skater.
This time, Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder won a battle in the corner during overtime, and Ryder found Merrill all alone for a shot from above the left circle.