DENVER - Wojtek Wolski tapped in the winning shot 1 minute, 16 seconds into overtime, and Milan Hejduk scored two goals in the Colorado Avalanche's 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers last night.
It was the Avalanche's seventh straight triumph over the Rangers, who haven't beaten Colorado since Nov. 20, 2001, at Madison Square Garden. New York hasn't won in Denver since 1998.
Jeff Finger gathered up a loose puck in the Rangers' zone and fired a shot at goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who had the puck trickle through his pads. Wolski knocked it in for his 12th goal of the season.
Islanders 4, Penguins 2
PITTSBURGH - Blake Comeau scored his first career goal to give New York the lead midway through the third period, and Trent Hunter added a goal 37 seconds later to seal the victory over Pittsburgh.
Comeau, a rookie playing only his second game this season and the fifth of his career, took former Penguins center Andy Hilbert's pass in the left circle and beat goalie Dany Sabourin inside the far post.
That put the Islanders back into the lead at 3-2 after they couldn't hold a 1-0 lead.
Rick DiPietro made 24 saves as the Islanders won for only the third time in 11 games, going 2-7-1 in the previous 10.
Blue Jackets 2, Kings 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nikolai Zherdev had a goal and an assist, and Fredrik Norrena made 33 saves to help Columbus hand Los Angeles its sixth straight loss.
Jiri Novotny also scored for Columbus, which was coming off consecutive defeats.
Norrena allowed only Michael Cammalleri's first-period power-play goal.
Zherdev broke a 1-1 tie 37 seconds into the third period, redirecting Ron Hainsey's centering pass from the corner for his 13th goal.
Hurricanes lose Williams.
Carolina right winger Justin Williams will miss at least four months after tearing a knee ligament, general manager Jim Rutherford said.
The Hurricanes also placed forward Chad LaRose on injured reserve retroactive to Tuesday because of a concussion, and recalled forward Brandon Nolan from Albany.
Williams, a former Flyer who was an all-star last season and has nine goals and 21 assists this season, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a 5-4 loss at Florida on Thursday night.