EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mike Ricci's goal nine minutes into the third period gave San Jose the lead as the Sharks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Tuesday night, sending the Stanley Cup champions to their sixth straight defeat.
The Devils, winless in seven games, hadn't lost as many as five in a row since 1991.
The Sharks, 7-2-1 on the road, also got goals from Shawn Heins and Patrick Marleau as they overcame a 2-0 deficit.
The Sharks have lost only once in 11 games and rookie Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves to extend his unbeaten streak to 11 (9-0-2).
Capitals 2, Coyotes 2
WASHINGTON -- Ulf Dahlen scored his second goal of the game with 21.4 seconds left in regulation, lifting Washington into a tie with Phoenix.
Dahlen's fifth goal negated Keith Tkachuk's power-play goal with 6:09 remaining, which gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead.
Jeremy Roenick also scored for the Coyotes, 1-2-1 in their last four games.
Blue Jackets 3, Stars 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Steve Heinze had two power-play goals and Ron Tugnutt stopped 26 shots as expansion Columbus extended its winning streak to three.
The Blue Jackets, on their first winning streak, moved out of the basement in the Central Division. After a 1-7-0-1 start, Columbus is 5-3-1-0.
Lightning 1, Canadiens 0
MONTREAL -- Vincent Lecavalier scored the lone goal and Kevin Weekes made 34 saves as Tampa Bay gave Montreal its second consecutive shutout loss.
Lecavalier scored his eighth goal of the season on a power play 8:12 into the second period.
Oilers 3, Blues 0
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Ryan Smyth scored three goals and Tommy Salo made 29 saves for his 18th career shutout as Edmonton beat the Blues, ending St. Louis' 10-game undefeated streak (8-0-2).
It was the 11th time in NHL history that a player had all of the goals in a 3-0 game and Smyth has done it twice. Smyth completed his third career hat trick with an empty-net goal.
Canucks 4, Blackhawks 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Naslund scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as Vancouver beat Chicago.
Daniel Sedin, Trent Klatt and Andrew Cassels also scored for the Canucks, who held a 47-18 shots advantage.
Felix Potvin, making his fifth straight start for Vancouver, stopped 16 shots to even his record at 5-5-3.
Steve Sullivan and Alexei Zhamnov had the Chicago goals. Sullivan extended his point streak to eight games.
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