EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Patrik Elias scored a career-high three goals as the New Jersey Devils extended their unbeaten streak to nine games by beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 Tuesday night.
Jason Arnott and Petr Sykora, Elias' linemates, each added a goal and Martin Brodeur had 18 saves for New Jersey, 7-0-2 following a six-game losing streak and seven-game winless run.
John Madden also scored as New Jersey ended Colorado's five-game winning streak and handed the Avalanche only their fifth loss (19-5-3).
Sabres 3, Canadiens 2
MONTREAL -- Rookie Denis Hamel had a goal and an assist and Martin Biron stopped 30 shots to lead Buffalo over Montreal.
Dave Andreychuk and James Patrick also scored for Buffalo which won its second straight game.
Stephane Robidas and Trevor Linden had goals for the Canadiens, who had their unbeaten streak snapped at four games (3-0-1).
Montreal forward Martin Rucinsky was held off the score sheet, ending his consecutive point-scoring streak at nine games.
Linden, who also had an assist, scored his first goal in 13 games.
Penguins 4, Senators 2
KANATA, Ontario -- Defenseman Jiri Slegr scored twice and Alexei Kovalev had a goal and an assist to lead Pittsburgh past Ottawa.
Milan Kraft also scored for the Penguins.
Marian Hossa and Shawn McEachern had goals for the Senators, who remained tied for the Eastern Conference lead with the Toronto Maple Leafs at 34 points.
Garth Snow stopped 29 shots for Pittsburgh, which won for the second time in four games. Patrick Lalime had 33 saves for Ottawa, which had its three-game winning streak stopped.
Blues 1, Mighty Ducks 0
ST. LOUIS -- Daniel Corso scored his first NHL goal and Roman Turek made 19 saves for his fourth shutout this season as St. Louis beat Anaheim for its fifth straight victory.
Corso, recalled from the minors on Monday, shoved the rebound of Michal Handzus' shot under Guy Hebert's pads at 14:28 of the second period. Turek made the goal stand up by stopping all 10 of Anaheim's shots in the third period for his 13th career shutout.
The Blues have allowed two goals or fewer in 16 of 25 games and are 14-1-1 in those games.
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