Final Score: Columbus 1, Los Angeles 0
Los Angeles, CA - Curtis Sanford made 31 saves to record his first shutout of the season and backstop the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Sanford stopped 14 shots in the third period, during which the Kings had multiple power plays. Los Angeles opened the third period on a four-minute power play and had a two-man advantage for 37 seconds. The Kings got another chance to net the equalizer, spending the final 1:25 on a power play with Columbus' Grant Clitsome -- the lone goal-scorer -- off for delay of game. But goals continue to elude the Kings, who suffered their first regulation loss since Darryl Sutter took over as head coach (5-1-3). Los Angeles, which finished 0-for-8 on the power play Saturday, has scored just two goals in its last three games.
Final Score: New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1
Pittsburgh, PA - Martin Brodeur stopped 41 shots to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ilya Kovalchuk and Adam Henrique each had a goal and an assist while Dainius Zubrus also scored for the Devils, who have won their past two. Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for the Penguins, who have dropped a season-high four straight. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up all three goals on 27 shots.