Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Carolina 1
PHILADELPHIA - Claude Giroux scored one of Philadelphia's four third-period goals and registered three assists, helping the Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, at the Wells Fargo Center. Giroux set up tallies by linemates Jaromir Jagr -- who finished with a pair -- and Scott Hartnell as well as a Maxime Talbot shorthanded marker. Hartnell picked up two helpers for Philadelphia, which avoided a third straight loss. Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves to earn his first win since October 12. He had yielded 21 goals during a personal five-game skid. Former Flyer Brian Boucher allowed five goals on 34 shots for the Hurricanes, who have dropped four of their last five games.
Final Score: San Jose 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Brent Burns scored the game-winning goal at 1:07 of the overtime period, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders from Nassau Coliseum. After Travis Hamonic was called for a delay of game penalty for lifting the puck over the glass, the Sharks went right to work with the 4-on-3 power play and Burns accepted a pass from Joe Pavelski at the right point and blasted one past DiPietro for the game winner, sending the Sharks to their fifth straight win. Pavelski and Logan Couture netted the other goals for San Jose, which got 35 saves from Thomas Greiss. John Tavares and Michael Grabner netted power-play goals for the Isles, while Rick DiPietro stopped 27-of-30 shots fired his way. New York has lost five in a row.
Final Score: Florida 3, Buffalo 2
BUFFALO - Jason Garrison's goal with less than two minutes to go in regulation gave the Florida Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Marcel Goc and Tomas Fleischmann also scored for the Panthers, and Jose Theodore made 24 saves in Florida's third win in four games. Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville lit the lamp for Buffalo as the Sabres lost for the third time in four games. Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots in a losing effort.
Final Score: Minnesota 1, Detroit 0
St. PAUL, Minn. - Josh Harding turned aside 36 shots, including 16 during the second period, and the Minnesota Wild blanked the Detroit Red Wings, 1-0, in the front end of a home-and-home set at Xcel Energy Center. Harding started for only the second time this season. His other appearance came in the previous meeting with Detroit, a 3-2 overtime loss on October 15. Dany Heatley scored the game's only goal in the first period for Minnesota, which avoided a fifth loss in six outings. Jimmy Howard made 19 saves for the Red Wings, who have lost four in a row after winning their first five games of the season.
Final Score: Dallas 3, New Jersey 1
DALLAS - Vernon Fiddler scored the game-winning goal off Devils defenseman Mark Fayne's skate, sending the Dallas Stars over New Jersey, 3-1, at American Airlines Center. The lucky redirect, as well as Kari Lehtonen's 31 saves, improved Dallas' home record to 5-1-0. Loui Eriksson also scored in the victory, which Sheldon Souray secured with an empty-netter in the closing seconds. Petr Sykora scored his first NHL goal in nearly two years to account for the Devils' only tally. Johan Hedberg let up two goals on 22 shots in defeat, the club's fourth in five games.
Final Score: Nashville 3, Anaheim 0
NASHVILLE - Pekka Rinne notched his 22nd career shutout, and second this season, as the Nashville Predators blanked the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0. Rinne made 20 saves. Patric Hornqvist, Martin Erat and Shea Weber tallied for Nashville, which has won its last two and three of its past four. Jonas Hiller stopped 26-of-29 shots for the Ducks, who've dropped four of their past five.
Final Score: Chicago 5, Columbus 2
CHICAGO - Viktor Stalberg scored a pair of third-period goals to vault the Chicago Blackhawks past the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2. Marcus Kruger, Dave Bolland and Michael Frolik each had a goal for the Blackhawks, who got 27 saves from Ray Emery. Vinny Prospal and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets, who remain winless on the road this season. Allen York stopped 33 shots for Columbus in his first career NHL start.
Final Score: Phoenix 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Daymond Langkow scored with 44 seconds left in overtime as Phoenix took down Los Angeles, 3-2. Radim Vrbata had two goals and an assist while Martin Hanzal added two assists for the Coyotes, who have won three of their last four. Mike Smith stopped 36 shots in the win. Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar each had a goal for the Kings, who have lost two of their last three. Jonathan Quick stopped 30 shots in the loss.