NHL ROUNDUP Friday's games
Devils 4, Capitals 3
WASHINGTON -- Scott Gomez scored twice, Patrik Elias got three assists in his first game since the Olympics, and the New Jersey Devils won a five-round shootout. Viktor Kozlov, Gomez and Sergei Brylin scored for the Devils in the shootout, decided when goalie Martin Brodeur stopped Ben Clymer in round five. Brian Willsie and Brooks Laich converted in the shootout for the Capitals. The Capitals' Dainius Zubrus sent the game to overtime with a power-play goal with 33 seconds left in regulation. Matt Pettinger and Bryan Muir gave Washington a 2-0 lead in the first period. Brian Gionta added his 35th goal for the Devils, who swept the four-game season series.
Islanders 2, Maple Leafs 1, SO
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Rick DiPietro stopped Darcy Tucker in the shootout right on the goal line, and New York beat Toronto. Miroslav Satan scored the only goal in the tiebreaker, converting for the seventh time in nine tries as the Islanders earned their third shootout win in five games. Toronto defenseman Bryan McCabe and New York rookie Robert Nilsson traded second-period goals.
Senators 3, Thrashers 1
ATLANTA -- Daniel Alfredsson opened Ottawa's three-goal flurry in the first 5:02, and the Senators held Atlanta to just 17 shots. Alfredsson stole Bobby Holik's soft pass to Slava Kozlov, and scored his 36th goal, over the left shoulder of goalie Kari Lehtonen just 1:43 into game. Chris Kelly's sixth goal, a wrister that beat Lehtonen in nearly the same spot, gave the Senators a 2-0 lead 58 seconds later.
Panthers 5, Hurricanes 3
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Olli Jokinen scored two goals and Florida got its first victory in six meetings this season. Martin Gelinas and Chris Gratton scored first-period goals and Jozef Stumpel added an empty-netter with 12 seconds remaining for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 24 of 27 shots.
Blues 2, Wild 1, OT
ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Lee Stempniak scored on a deflection 25 seconds into overtime, helping St. Louis improve to 7-1-2 in its last 10 games. Timofei Shishkanov added his first career goal and Curtis Sanford stopped 22 shots for the Blues.
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