NEWARK, N.J. - Brian Gionta scored the only goal of the shoot-out as the New Jersey Devils beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-2, last night for their seventh straight win.
Gionta, the Devils' second shooter, beat Johan Hedberg with a backhander. Martin Brodeur, who had 23 saves in regulation, preserved the win with a glove save on Ilya Kovalchuk.
Sergei Brylin and John Madden had New Jersey's goals in regulation.
Todd White and Kovalchuk scored in regulation and Hedberg made 34 saves as the Thrashers lost for the fourth time in the last five games.
Wild 2, Canucks 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Aaron Voros and Eric Belanger scored to lead Minnesota over Vancouver.
It was the fourth straight win for Minnesota, which moved into sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division.
Mike Brown scored for Vancouver, which lost in regulation for just the second time in 13 outings to fall two points behind the Wild. The shutout streak by Roberto Luongo ended at 210 minutes, 34 seconds.
Oilers 4, Ducks 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Dustin Penner provided Anaheim with a reminder of what it lost when he left to join Edmonton.
While the Ducks continued to struggle to find their scoring touch, Penner set up in the crease and scored a first- period goal off a deflection as Edmonton completed a sweep of a home-and-home series against Anaheim.
Raffi Torres, Joni Pitkanen and Tom Gilbert also scored for the Oilers who have won four of their last five games.