NEWARK, N.J. – Jaromir Jagr became the NHL’s leader in game-winning goals, scoring on a second-period breakaway to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
The 684th goal of Jagr’s 20-year NHL career, gave him 119 game-winners, putting him one ahead of Hall of Famer Phil Esposito.
Adam Henrique also scored and Martin Brodeur made 16 saves as the Devils won consecutive games for the first time this season and ended Tampa Bay’s three-game winning streak.
Steven Stamkos, who had three goals and four assists last week, scored a power-play goal for Tampa Bay, which had won 5 of 6 in posting the best record in the Eastern Conference.
New Jersey, which lost its first seven games of the season, rallied late to beat Boston on Saturday for its second win.
BLUES 3, JETS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59.4 seconds left to break a tie and Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves to lead the Blues to a win over the Jets.
The Blues, who won their second in a row, have recorded points in five successive games. Winnipeg has lost five of six. The Jets finish a four-game road trip with a 1-2-1 mark.
The Jets beat St. Louis 4-3 in a seven-round shootout on Oct. 18 in Winnipeg. Halak improved to 7-1-1. He is 5-2 lifetime in seven starts against Winnipeg.
Brenden Morrow and Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who improved to 5-1-1 at home. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler tallied for the Jets.
BLACKHAWKS 6, SENATORS 5
CHICAGO (AP)—Jonathan Toews had three goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 14 saves in relief of an ineffective Nikolai Khabibulin and the Blackhawks beat the Senators.
Andrew Shaw scored twice and Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks, who trailed 4-2 with 8:46 left in the second period. It was Hossa’s 100th goal with Chicago and No. 439 for his career.
The Senators scored three times in a span of four shots in the second, but were unable to hold off the suddenly high-scoring Blackhawks. Kyle Turris and Milan Michalek each had a goal and an assist in Ottawa’s fourth loss in five games.
DUCKS 3, FLYERS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Ducks past the Flyers.
Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Ducks and Jonas Hiller had 26 saves.
Matt Read and Vinny Lecavalier scored for the Flyers.
Palmieri scored on a tip-in with 4:09 left in the game to help the Ducks win their third straight game. He also scored the tying goal early in the third.
The Ducks lost veteran forward Teemu Selanne in the third period after he took Luke Schenn’s high stick to the face. Selanne went down on the corner ice, then skated off on his own power straight to the locker room.
Hiller and the Ducks killed one final Philadelphia power play that extended into the final minute to hang on for the win.
CANADIENS 2, STARS 1
MONTREAL (AP)—Rene Bourque scored in the second period and Carey Price made 26 saves and the Canadiens downed the Stars.
Michael Bournival also scored for Montreal (8-5-0), which has won three of its past four games.
Cody Eakin scored for Dallas (5-6-1), which remained last in the Central Division.
Dallas outshot the Canadiens 27-24.
Both teams had played the night before, with Montreal winning 2-0 in New York and the Stars taking a 4-3 decision in coach Lindy Ruff’s return to Buffalo.
The Canadiens struck first as Raphael Diaz lofted a wrist shot from the point to the far post that Bournival tipped off defenceman Stephane Robidas and past Kari Lehtonen at 12:02 of the first.
Bournival has three goals and four assists in his past seven games.
RANGERS 3, ISLANDERS 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP)—Benoit Pouliot and Ryan McDonagh scored third-period goals, and the Rangers rallied for a victory over the Islanders.
Trailing 2-1 after two periods, McDonagh got the Rangers even at 4:59 with their second power-play goal of the night. Pouliot netted the game-winner off a pass from Carl Hagelin with 6:14 left. Cam Talbot, subbing for No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist, made 22 saves for his second win. He played for the third time in four games.
McDonagh’s goal was set up by a penalty for too many men on the ice that had Islanders coach Jack Capuano screaming at the officials.
Cal Clutterbuck and Peter Regin had rallied the Islanders (4-5-3) in the second period after the Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the first. Evgeni Nabokov made 21 saves.
COYOTES 3, KINGS 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)—Mike Smith stopped 41 shots, Kyle Chipchura had a goal and an assist, and Phoenix rebounded from a messy loss to Los Angeles by beating the Kings.
Smith had a miserable game in California last Thursday, when he was pulled after allowing four goals on 15 shots in the first period of the Kings’ 7-4 win.
The Coyotes were sharp early defensively in the rematch and Smith was superb throughout, making numerous tough saves before Jarret Stoll beat him on a power play late in the third period.
Phoenix’s Derek Morris and Shane Doan each scored in the final 2 minutes of the second to break open a tight game. Chipchura scored in the third and Andy Miele had two assists for his first NHL points to help Phoenix improve to 5-0-1 at home.
Los Angeles goalie Ben Scrivens stopped 30 shots.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, OILERS 0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP)—Phil Kessel had two goals and two assists, leading Toronto past Edmonton for its second consecutive victory.
James Reimer stopped 43 shots for his 11th career shutout. James van Riemsdyk and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs (9-4-0), who have won three of four to take over sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division.
Richard Bachman made 22 saves for the Oilers (3-9-2), who have lost four straight. Edmonton outshot Toronto 43-26.