Thrashers 4, Devils 2
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Marc Savard and Vyacheslav Kozlov scored 15 seconds apart in the third period and Atlanta handed New Jersey their first loss in regulation since Jan. 4. Ilya Kovalchuk and Dan Snyder also scored, and Byron Dafoe made 26 saves in his first game since Jan. 13 as Atlanta improved to 7-2-1 since Bob Hartley took over as coach. With their 19th victory, the Thrashers surpassed last season's total. Stephen Guolla and Patrik Elias scored for the Devils, who had earned points in a franchise-record 14 consecutive games. The loss also snapped a franchise record-tying eight-game winning streak at home and cost New Jersey a chance to take over the league's best record.
Canucks 4, Sabres 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Markus Naslund scored his NHL-leading 36th goal and added an assist for Vancouver. Daniel Sedin, Artem Chubarov and Brendan Morrison -- with his first goal in 18 games -- also scored for the Canucks, unbeaten in their last five games (2-0-3). Naslund moved ahead of Mario Lemieux for the league lead with 70 points. Ales Kotalik got his 14th goal of the season and Dmitri Kalinin also scored for the Sabres, who have lost five straight after a 7-1-2 start to January. Dan Cloutier stopped 34 shots for the Canucks. With an assist for his 62nd point, Vancouver's Todd Bertuzzi extended his point streak to 10 games -- the longest current run in the league.
Capitals 3, Islanders 0
WASHINGTON -- Peter Bondra, Jeff Halpern and Steve Konowalchuk each had a goal and an assist, and Olaf Kolzig made 20 saves to send Washington past New York. The Capitals won all four games of the season series and are 23-1-3 in their last 27 games against New York, including 12-0-2 at home. The Islanders rarely tested Kolzig, who earned his second shutout of the season.
Wild 4, Sharks 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Cliff Ronning followed a disallowed goal early in the third period with one that counted 45 seconds later to lift Minnesota over San Jose. The Wild won their 27th game -- more than each of their first two seasons. Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who lost for only the second time in six games. Ronning scored on a five-on-three at 1:31 of the third to give Minnesota a 3-2 lead. Antti Laaksonen scored on a short-handed breakaway four minutes later to make it 4-2. Richard Park and Pascal Dupuis also had goals for Minnesota, and Dwayne Roloson made 21 saves. Patrick Marleau and Scott Hannan also scored for the Sharks.
Flames 4, Oilers 3
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jarome Iginla scored his third goal of the game with 1:08 left in the third period to lift Calgary over Edmonton. Iginla picked up the puck in front of the Oilers' net and slid a backhander past goaltender Jussi Markkanen with defenseman Eric Brewer draped on his back. Iginla tied the game 4:50 earlier when Craig Conroy's shot deflected off Oilers defenseman Jason Smith right to him. Chris Drury also scored for Calgary, and Iginla added an assist. The leading scorer in the NHL last season, Iginla has 19 goals this year. Roman Turek made 27 saves for the Flames. Todd Marchant, Alexei Semenov and Mike York scored for Edmonton.